Monday, November 24, 2014


So, turns out that the world's greatest hashtag is the one that you see in the subject line :) It was pioneered for our mission by some of our mission leaders, and I really like it a lot. So there :)
This past week has zoomed by! It feels unreal that we find ourselves at the beginning of another week! This is the last P-Day of November 2014! There will never be another one! Where did November go!? Aiyo!
We got to go on exchanges this past week to the Masai area. One of my kampung homeboys, Elder Capener, is serving there, and we got to reminisce old times and talk about all of those peeps we know and love back home. It was incredible to see the faith, diligence, and hard work that the Masai elders are putting into their areas of labor. It truly is faith that precedes the miracle, and they've got LOTS of faith.
With that in mind, I'd like to share a scripture from my Personal Study yesterday morning. It's essentially a promise that Jesus Christ is giving to all those who commit themselves to working alongside Him. It's a promise to those who are willing to DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN to hasten the work of salvation:
"And then shall the work of the Father commence at that day, even when this gospel shall be preached among the remnant of this people. Verily I say unto you, at that day shall the work of the Father commence among all the dispersed of my people, yea, even the tribes which have been lost, which the Father hath led away out of Jerusalem.
"Yea, the work shall commence among all the dispersed of my people, with the Father to prepare the way whereby they may come unto me, that they may call on the Father in my name.
"Yea, and then shall the work commence, with the Father among all nations in preparing the way whereby his people may be gathered home to the land of their inheritance.
"And they shall go out from all nations; and they shall not go out in haste, nor go by flight, for I will go before them, saith the Father, and I will be their rearward" (3 Nephi 21:26-29).
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ stand in the MIDST of us! They're at the helm of this work, right in the thick of it. They pull and tug and turn on the little threads of our lives, weaving a great tapestry of life that connects all of the spirit children of the Most High. This is Their work--They can do it by Themselves if They want, but instead we all have been enlisted to help prepare the world for the return of the Messiah! Isn't it an amazing and wonderful and awesome thought all at once? As we DO EVERYTHING WE CAN to push that work forward, we will begin to see the little signatures, the miraculous traces of Divine Interference that enable the work of salvation to move at all. I know that They live and that They love us; we are children of our Heavenly Father, and we are recipients of the Atoning love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Love ya lots! Keep on keeping on :)
Mai Zhanglao

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