Bienvenidos a la Mision Chile Santiago Norte! We love the Savior, and are blessed to be part of this great work, to share His gospel, and invite others to come unto Him. We are grateful to have this incredible opportunity to associate with such fine young men and women and other couples who are serving in this wonderful part of the vineyard. We decided to share this mission through a blog, with any who would like to know more.... All of the lessons, talks, training, conferences, and meetings are obviously done totally in Spanish, but for the sake of this writer, the notes are here in English, for speed in typing, and therefore, mixed with a bit of both worlds. We hope all of our missionaries, families, and loved ones can enjoy this blog, in spite of the writing, grammar, language, errors, etc. This will be a miraculous journey, and we invite you to share and enjoy it with us.

Lovingly, con cariño,
Presidente Michael May
Hermana Carol May

Monday, May 3, 2010

Working with Members

Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting a branch in the mission. It was fast and testimony meeting. Several members shared their testimonies and the spirit was very strong. A mother and her two sons, fourteen and sixteen years old shared their testimonies. They spoke of the blessings that come from sharing the gospel with others. They are converts of a year and a half. I remember when they were baptized along with another older son who at the time was about eighteen or nineteen. This son is now serving in the mission field outside the country. What a miracle is the work of the Lord! The two other sons will be great missionaries in the future.
----------------------------------After fast and testimony meeting, I was talking with a member about wonderful family of converts and the son who is serving as full-time missionary. The member told me the following, "The first lesson that the missionaries taught the family was at our house." As he shared the details of that first lesson, I could feel the spirit and excitement in him for participating in the conversion of this good family. It is a testimony of the power of teaching our investigators in the homes of members. There are so many blessings that come because of it. Preach My Gospel says:

“The ideal situation is when members invite others to be taught and are present for the teaching.”

Being in the house of a member to a lesson, the investigator can see the influence of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the home. It is an opportunity where investigators, members and missionaries can be nourished together by the good word.

13 And how great is his joy in the soul that repenteth!
14 Wherefore, you are called to cry repentance unto this people.
15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!

I have a testimony of the great influence of members in the conversion of an investigator to the Gospel of Jesus Christ when lessons are taught in the home of the members. I know that when members do this, more people are baptized and remain active in the Church. (Preach My Gospel pg. 160)

We love you and pray for your success in doing the Lord´s work.

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