Saturday, April 23, 2011

Missionary Blogs & Visa News!

Elder Bergquist is currently serving in the Billings Montana Mission waiting for his visa. (Actually, he just got his visa and flies out next Thursday to Brasil!!!) Anyway, the church has a pilot program where some of the missions have their missionaries participate in the technology of the world, sharing the gospel. They have facebook accounts and write blogs.

Here is a prophecy about the Future of Missionary Work-
In 1974, President Spencer W. Kimball issued an amazing prophecy about the technology driving the gospel message.Technology will help spread the gospel. We need to enlarge our field of operation.… The Lord will lay in our hand inventions which we can scarcely conceive whereby we will be able to bring the gospel to the peoples of the world…. I have faith that the Lord will open doors when we have done everything in our power. I believe that the Lord is anxious to put into our hands inventions of which we laymen have hardly had a glimpse….We shall use the inventions the Lord has given us to awaken interest and acquaint people of the world with the truths, to ease their prejudices and give them a general knowledge. We shall need to answer specific questions, and perhaps that can be done by two-way radio and TV perfected to a point beyond our present imagination. It is conceivable that such a program greatly perfected could be multiplied ten thousand times in ten thousand tongues and dialects in ten thousand places far and near…. Tens of thousands of young missionaries endowed with the power from on high will follow up the proselyting."

Anyway, Elder Bergquist has started a blog. Click HERE to look at it!

And click HERE to read more blogs from other missionaries!

It is nice to read them and post them on your facebook for others to read... and/or comment on them to start a good discussion... hopefully through these blogs we can help others to understand our religion and ask questions!


Lisa Loo said...

Yeah for Montana!
Yeah that he finally gets to head to Brasil! I hope all will be well--now to go check out his blog....

Lisa Loo said...

His blog post was AMAZING!! What an insightful young man!! So glad he has chosen to be out there working for the Lord :0)

Cynthia said...

My friend's son is in that mission (he'll be home in July) and has been so enriched by the way the mission is run there. Less time pointlessly tracting and MORE time serving and teaching those who are interested. It's been so wonderful for him!

I'm glad your son is getting some of the same experience, even if just for a short time.

Jan said...

I can't believe how GREAT this is :) You have a beautiful family..

Peter Lee said...

Nice Post. God always shower his blesses on everyone.