Saturday, October 25, 2008

Be Bold...

About a year or so ago when we were living in Kansas City, I had a missionary tell me that we must be bold in our missionary efforts. AHHH!! It is so hard to be bold. Since that time, I have prayed for missionary opportunities and the courage to be bold.

This week I was able to be just that;BOLD!! During a conversation with some friends, I invited them to church for the 25th time. They explained that they are finally happy with the church they have just settled in to. They have been on the hunt for some time, but have not wanted to try ours. I looked at him and said,"I am here to tell you that we belong to the true church." He said, "Everyone thinks they belong to the true church." I said, "Okay, but don't come crying to me in heaven when you find out I am right, because I told you." We laughed about it, but I have to believe that my words will remain in his heart. It is all about planting those seeds, and in this day and age we must be BOLD about it.

It is so hard to explain to someone that there is nothing for me to gain in you coming to church. I don't get a percentage of the church funds, I don't get a pink cadillac, and I won't be moved to a paid position. I may receive more blessings(which is wonderful). If the people we love only knew that we just want them to KNOW what we Know, and believe what we believe, and do as we do. The gift of knowing is what brings peace and joy to our soul.

So.. I challenge you to be BOLD. Our missionary efforts are so important right now at this time.

3 comments:

Lindsay & Mike said...

I love it! I think friendship and humor are the best missionary tools. What you said WILL stick with him!

Alicia States said...

Thank you for sharing! How simple, yet inspiring. It is absolutely true that we need to be more bold. Thank you, thank you. I accept the challenge.

Krysta said...

You are so brave! I need to do that too...

Kaylee made some cards on Friday and gave them to two of her friends, inviting them to come to her primary program this past Sunday. They didn't come and we weren't surprised, but I was so proud of her for doing this 100% on her own!

Just thought I would share with you...I knew you would appreciate it! :)