TO THE MISSIONARIES:
At the conclusion of this transfer and the start of next just around the corner, many missionaries will be training. It is absolutely essential that we realize all that we have learned this transfer and show our gratitude by continuing to act and improve. This next group of missionaries will play a huge role in the future of Armenia and Georgia. Let us give them a fine reputation to live up to and show it by our example.
Zone Training meetings....
We have all come to a better understanding of what it means to love God with all our heart, soul and mind. This is the foundation of what we want to address today. It goes back to the doctrine of repentance and submitting our will to God's. Preach my Gospel describes this as "forming a fresh view of God, ourselves and the world". In order to understand the second great commandment the first must be understood to a degree that changes us.
What we want to emphasize is the hidden commandment in this passage of scripture that we often overlook. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. The prerequisite and commandment the Lord gives us, is this, we must love ourselves before we can love others. For how can someone that doesn't love them self have the capacity to love others?
We must take the time and devote our attention to receiving acceptance and love from the Lord. (Moroni 7:45-48) We must feel his love daily. As we embody that love for the Lord, ourselves and our neighbor we will have a greater desire and joy to love and serve. That perfect love was the motivating essence for the Savior during his Atonement. Let us establish that pattern of love for God ourselves and others. Then act by giving all the opportunity to partake of the bread of eternal life. We love you all!
"When you are filled with charity, you obey God’s commandments and do all you can to serve others and help them receive the restored gospel."
Love Elder Lunt and Jowers