Monday, February 25, 2013

Leadership training. . .MGM

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been in Guam this past week, doing a leadership training for the Micronesia Guam Mission Branch and District Presidency. We are so excited for them to have this opportunity to be taught by one of the Lords Apostles.  Each President will now be prepared to grow and organize their branches according to the foundation that Jesus Christ has set.

As the opportunity to lengthen their stride here is set, we know that the Kingdom of God will continue to grow and increase, becoming steps closer to organizing a stake with an inspired priesthood.

The Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days.

Patriarch Gittens gave each one a patriarchal blessing while in Guam.  A patriarchal blessing is a revelation to the recipient, even a white line down the middle of the road, to protect, inspire, and motivate activity and righteousness. A patriarchal blessing literally contains chapters from your book of eternal possibilities. What may not come to fulfillment in this life may occur in the next. We do not govern God’s timetable. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
L-R President Macky Felix  - Wichap branch, President Sameon Joseph 2nd counselor District Presidency, President Siramino Walter (back)1st counselor District Presidency, Esmait Otup 1st counselor Mwan Branch, President Tarsi Matasio Wainis (back)District President, President HS (Rambo) Naka - Tonoas Branch, President Ande - Sapuk Branch, President Tarsiso Walter (back) - Romanum Branch, President Samper Billy - Uman Branch missing President Willy Weita (still in Guam)-Mechitiw Branch
The blessing is an inspired declaration of the lineage of the recipient and when so moved upon by the Spirit, an inspired and prophetic statement of the life mission of the recipient, together with such blessings, cautions and admonitions as the patriarch may be prompted to give for the accomplishment of such life’s mission, it being always made clear that the realization of all promised blessings is conditioned upon faithfulness to the gospel of our Lord, whose servant the patriarch is.
Our patriarchal blessing is our passport to peace in this life.

May we ever remember that the mantle of membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not a cloak of comfort but rather a robe of responsibility. Our duty, in addition to saving ourselves, is to guide others to the celestial kingdom of God.

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