Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,
On the very first page of Preach My Gospel it states Our Missionary Purpose, which reads, “Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end.” As full time missionaries it then asks us to consider 7 points, I believe that the 6th point in this section applies to all of us. It asks, “What is my responsibility in helping others come unto Christ? President Brigham Young started, “There is neither man or women in this church who is not on a mission. That mission will last as long as they live, and it is to do good, to promote righteousness, to teach the principles of truth, and to prevail upon themselves and everybody around them to live those principles, that they may obtain eternal life.” President Hinckley said,
“We are here to assist our Father in Heaven in His work and His glory, let there be a new awareness in every member’s heart of his own potential for bringing others to a knowledge of the truth. Let him work at it, let him pray with great earnestness about it.”
Our missionaries here in the Florida Orlando Mission work very hard each and everyday to bring souls unto Christ, to invite them to learn more about the restored Gospel, and the promise of eternal life. Can each of you say the same? Do you have a plan? If we as members really loved our family, friends, and associates, wouldn’t we want to share our testimony of the restored gospel with them? Our challenge to each of you is to be a little bolder, stand stronger with the full time missionaries and pray earnestly for opportunities to share this wonderful Gospel with others.
“And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!” (D&C 18:13, 15-16).
We appreciate your love, support and prayers, may the Lord bless each of you and your families,
President and Sister Berry