Letter to the youth

DEAREST YOUTH THAT IS SO WONDERFUL!!
MY MOMMY TOLD ME THAT YOU HAD A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AT YOUTH CONFERENCE!! I AM SO GLAD!! YOU PARTICIPATED IN A WONDERFUL WORK! ACTUALLY YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE BEST WORK!! IN GOD’S WORK!
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU?!! HE SENT YOU MISSIONARIES! MAYBE NOT DIRECTLY BUT SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY WAS TAUGHT BY THE MISSIONARIES! WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR LIFE WOULD BE LIKE IF THAT WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED? WHERE WOULD YOU BE NOW!? HOW MANY PEOPLE IN YOUR FAMILY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THAT! AND HOW MANY MORE WILL BE!!
NOW JUST THINK!!! YOU CAN GIVE THAT SAME BLESSING TO OTHERS! ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I HAVE LEARNED ON MY MISSION IS THAT I CAN’T DO THIS WORK WITH OUT YOU! WITHOUT MEMBERS WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH US! WE WERE TAUGHT THIS IN A CONFERENCE WE HAD LAST FRIDAY! WE WERE GIVEN THIS EXAMPLE!

HERE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SAND DUNES! ITS IN A COUNTRY HERE IN AFRICA! IN NAMIBIA!! WHAT IF I TOOK A DIME AND WENT TO THE SAND AND HID IT! THEN YOU HAD TO GO AND FIND IT!! YOU WERE GIVEN A SAND SIFTER! WHERE YOU COULD BEGIN TO SIFT THROUGH ALL THE SAND UNTIL YOU FOUND THE DIME! OR YOU COULD COME TO ME AND I’D TELL YOU WHERE IT IS! WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE!? ME!!


THAT IS HOW MISSIONARY WORK IS!! I CAN GO ALL DAY AND KNOCK ON GATES! GET DOORS SLAMMED IN MY FACE OR JUST TEACH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SERIOUS OR INTERESTED OR PREPARED BUT THEY WANT TO BE NICE! OR I COULD GO TO THE MEMBERS AND ASK THEM WHO THEIR FRIENDS ARE! WHO CAN I TEACH!? THAT IS SO MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE!
IF MISSIONARIES WERE TEACHING YOU WOULD YOU BE MORE LIKELY TO LISTEN TO WHAT THEY WERE TELLING YOU IF YOUR BEST FRIEND WAS THERE SUPPORTING AND TESTIFYING ALSO!? YOU WOULD! BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR BEST FRIEND! NOW THINK ABOUT WHO YOU ARE GOING TO SCHOOL WITH! THINK ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORS! AND BEGIN TO GIVE GOD HIS DEEPEST DESIRE, HIS DREAM AND HIS GLORY!! SHARE THE GOSPEL! GIVE THEM A BOOK OF MORMON! INVITE THEM TO DINNER WITH THE MISSIONARIES!! INVITE THEM TO CHURCH!! GIVE THEM THE SAME GIFT THAT HAS BLESSED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! GIVE THEM SALVATION! THEY CANT GET ALONE! THEY NEED HELP! SO HELP!

I LOVE YOU ALL! MISS YOU ALL!
SISTER BROWNING!

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