Saturday, November 24, 2012

"Called to serve" Honolulu Hawaii Mission

Let us accept and love the responsibilities we are asked to fulfill. Today Pweiky was given the Melchizedek Priesthood by Herman Walters, a dear friend, Uncle and wonderful example of a Godly man.  Pweiky's father passed away about 3 years ago.
These Elders are bearers of the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God. Each of them have hands laid upon their head and receive the priesthood of God. They have been given the authority and responsibility to act in His name as His servants on earth. Whether in a large ward or a small branch, they are called upon to serve, to bless, and to act in all things for the good of everyone and everything entrusted to our care.
"The priesthood, or any responsibility within it, cannot be purchased or commanded. The use of priesthood power cannot be influenced, swayed, or compelled by position, by wealth, or by influence. It is a spiritual power that operates on heavenly law. It originates in the great Heavenly Father of us all. Its power can be controlled and directed only through principles of righteousness, not self-righteousness".  President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
It has been quite the day, Elder Ewar was suppose to fly out to Guam at 3:00 pm and we were all at the airport saying our Goodbye's when the speaker went off saying the plane was not coming. The gentleman said we will send another plane from Guam and reschedule a flight for 7:30 pm. Come back then if you are going to Guam.  So after a lot of picture taking, we all loaded up and set out for the day. Here in Chuuk we have to know how to roll with the punches. . . No big deal
Zone Leaders ~ Elder Allred and Elder Jones ~
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7)  Missionary work is a manifestation of our spiritual identity and heritage.

Proclaiming the gospel is not an activity in which we periodically and temporarily engage. And our labors as missionaries certainly are not confined to the short period of time devoted to full-time missionary service in our youth or in our mature years. Rather, the obligation to proclaim the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is inherent in the oath and covenant of the priesthood into which we enter.

The process of becoming a missionary is directly related to understanding who we are as the seed of Abraham.  Abraham was a great prophet who desired righteousness and was obedient to all of the commandments he received from God, including the command to offer as a sacrifice his precious son, Isaac. Because of his steadfastness and obedience, Abraham is often referred to as the father of the faithful, and Heavenly Father established a covenant with and promised great blessings to Abraham and his posterity:
“Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
“And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou has obeyed my voice”

Farewell Elder Ewar ~ May God bless you and your family . . .

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