Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seeing both sides of Missionary Work

Even though I talk to people over the internet, I get the wonderful opportunity to go out and teach people with the Provo missionaries. They have many great people they are teaching, and there are several that have baptism dates set coming up. Like this upcoming Saturday, they have a few, and I have been invited to one of them. I really like seeing both sides of missionary work, actually being in people’s homes and talking to them over the internet. It’s a blessing to see the testimony of those that are taught. We were with the person (I’m not using their name, as I have not asked permission to use it) that will be getting baptized on Saturday, and we watched a great movie, Joseph Smith, the Prophet of the Restoration. That movie really brings the spirit in to the room. The work moves on no matter how we teach, people can find the truth any way these days :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

moving forward with online missionary work

The Referral Mission is taking a new approach to missionary work. We all have been given the opportunity to have facebook accounts to help spread the gospel to all people. Another way is the blogs that we all have. We share experiences that we have to help others see how the gospel blesses and helps us in our lives. Please feel free to look around the blog spots. If you have any questions, or want to learn more about the church, visit the chat on There is a link here that you can click on and you can chat :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 What is that? is a website designed by the church to help other people know about what we believe and recently the site was redone and has profiles of the members of the church so people can know that we are normal people. There are also videos of the members. If you have a chance to look at it, go for it, I am sure that you might find some interesting, but wonderful content. There is also the chat feature, as I mentioned in previous posts, I talk to those that come and have questions and teach them more about the church.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Why am I an online missionary?

I spent the first half of my mission in the North Carolina Charlotte mission. I came here because I messed up my knee in NC. I was reassigned here till the end of my mission. Something that I really enjoy is talking to people from all over the world. I get to talk to many wonderful people on the chat site, and answer their questions, then eventually turn it into a teaching moment and set up a time to talk some more about the church.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

What I do as a missionary.

Here is an example of a chat that i had not too long ago. This is just a part of the chat. The name was taken to protect identity.

Me: Hey There.

Investigator: Hi, how are you?

Me: I’m great, thanks. How are you?

Investigator: Im good thanks.

Investigator: I have some questions, starting with what I read from the Bible earlier.

Me: Okay.

Investigator: Is anyone of you sick? He should call upon the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with the oil in the name of the Lord

Investigator: i dont really understand the last part anoint with oil

Investigator: does elders mean missionaries? Since you are called elder?

Me: Yes, we use olive oil for blessings for the sick.

Investigator: really? you actually put it on people?

Me: Just a drop.

Investigator: oh

Me: on the top of their head.

Investigator: does it work?

Investigator: it makes them better?

Me: yes, it works according to their faith.

Investigator: oh, like the more they believe the more it works?

Me: If they believe, it will work, but if they doubt that it won’t work, then it probably won’t work.

Me: (believe that God will heal them)

Investigator: God can heal people?

Me: Yes, He has all power.

Investigator: oh my goodness i didnt know that!!

Investigator: can he heal me?

Me: See, you learn something new every day :) yes, He can heal you.

Investigator: can i anoint myself?

Me: No, only someone holding the authority can do that.

Investigator: oh

Investigator: can he heal my ribs?

Investigator: if i ask?

Me: Yes. If you ask God when you pray, He will help you heal.

Investigator: i didnt know i could ask him stuff like that

Me: He loves you and wants you to talk to Him.

Me: You can talk to Him any time that you need.

Investigator: ok