Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An Apostle Speaks!

The New Zealand Auckland Mission was fortunate enough to have Elder Richard G. Scott come and lift the missionaries for 4 hours on 30 April 2009! It was a spiritual feast! Your missionaries may have told you about it. Not all the mission was allowed to come because of distances in the mission. I wasn't able to provide any pictures because everything was done inside the chapel, however, I wanted to share with you the Apostolic blessing that was pronounced upon your sons and daughters-including every missionary within the mission.

Elder Richard G. Scott’s Apostolic Blessing on NZAM:
“As you ponder and try to understand who the Savior is during your mission, you will understand him more fully and it will be the foundation of your life. For those of you who are mastering another language I invoke a blessing of the gift of tongues. You exercise that gift with faith. After today you should find a greater ability to learn and communicate in an acquired tongue. What would I have you remember from our experience together, just one thing, an individual—insignificant and not very strong or capable but with the mantle and keys of an apostle said to you:
‘I positively know and bear witness that Jesus Christ lives. He is a glorified resurrected being of perfect love. He personally guides this church. And I accept responsibility before my Father in Heaven for what I say for it is true. His Son lives!’”


lisa said...

How wonderful! Thank you for sharing a part of Elder Scott's message. Elder Polo said it was wonderful but he didn't give us many details. Thank you, Pres. and Sis. Porter, for taking care of these wonderful missionaries!

Love, The Polo Family

Gail said...

Thank you, Sister Porter, for sharing this. Elder Berge wrote us about Elder Scott's visit, and when I read your blog, it brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for all you do! Love, The Berges

Mr. Gunn's Class said...

We have been reading your blog ever since our son, Cameron (Elder Gunn), got his his call to New Zealand! Thanks for your messages! We are so excited to be part of this great mission.

Bruce and Sharon Gunn