Ohh how I LOVE missionaries. I think its amazing that boys at the age of 19 would give up their whole lives for two whole years (thats a LONG time) to serve people they have never met before. The guts they have to just walk up to a door and say "hey let me tell you about my church" is incredible. I have a hard time doing that with people I know. Thats why I'm writing this post. I heard this quote today and It gave me chills.
"At some moment in the world to come, everyone you will ever meet will know what you know now. They will know that the only way to live forever in the presence of our Heavenly Father and His son was to choose to enter into the gate by baptism at the hands of those with authority from God. They will know that the only way families can be together forever is to accept and keep sacred covenants. And they will know that you knew. And they will remember whether you offered them what someone offered you" - Henry B. Eyring
I feel so blessed to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has brought me everything good in my life. Every day I wake up knowing that I have a Father in heaven that care about me deeply. I know that this church is true. I know it with every piece of me. I just need the courage to stand and tell people because if I don't then someone could miss out on the biggest blessing of their life, something that could change them forever. Who cares if people reject you, because at least you tried, you can have comfort in the fact that one day they will know its true and they will thank you for trying.
A boy in my class made this great comment "We often pray for missionary opportunities, but we hardly pray for the courage to create one" Lets all have that courage to share something so special. Thank you to all my amazing friends who are out doing this every day, and those who are preparing to go, as well as those who have come home. I want to be more like you.
If you are not a member of this church, feel free to ask me any questions, as you have probably read, I would love to tell you about it. You can also read more at www.mormon.org