On, on to the victory!

So this is kind of cool, and new. Considering the temptation and the disobedience that consequently accompanies the missionary rules about the internet, I guess I never even considered this as a possibility. However, I think it is absolutely awesome. Confused? Read on. This is an email we got from my brother's mission president a few weeks back:

Dear Parents,

Eighteen missionaries in the California Santa Rosa Mission have received an assignment to work on the Internet daily as a proselyting missionary for one to two hours per day. Their purpose is the same as any missionary which is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end. They will use social networks, blogs, chat, and other powerful communication tools the Lord has provided through the Internet to accomplish this assignment.

We are sending this letter to let you know that your missionary son or daughter has been given such an assignment. Please do not use your missionaries’ Facebook page for communications about home, family, or other items that will detract from their sacred work and calling. It is because of your missionary’s obedience, spiritual maturity, and earned trust that he or she has been given this assignment. Please do not do anything that would detract from their work and devotion to the Lord and to their mission. You and loved ones should continue to communicate with your missionary only through the current established policies, which is weekly by email or by the US Postal service.

If you want to read more about what the Church is doing and who is involved go to this blog address: http://mormonmission.blogspot.com/2010/10/officially-blogging-missionaries_09.html.

We are excited to start this new assignment. We pray for the Lord’s guidance as we begin learning how to best proselyte online. I am confident our missionaries will be obedient and diligent as they communicate with investigators and members in their areas, and by spreading the good news of Jesus Christ with people throughout the world. It is our belief that this is one way that the gospel will fill the earth more quickly.

Thank you for your understanding and in assisting your missionary from home in their sacred assignment.


President Jonathon W. Bunker California Santa Rosa Mission

Pretty cool, huh? I'll be honest, this makes me really proud of my little bro. Anyway, my point is to link ALL of you people reading my blog to his blog-- which is: http://armiesofheaven.blogspot.com/

Visit it, become a follower, and suggest it to others.

Shall we not go on in so great a cause?


Angie said...

I found this sooo interesting. I was very surprised by it, but I guess I shouldn't have been. That is very cool.

kaTie said...

Yeah Nate! That's awesome Kay. I don't understand the facebook thing though... they can use facebook?

Jeffrey said...

This is incredible! We got to skype with missionaries in our class. Kaylie! This is incredible! The work your brother doing is sooooo big! We can get involved :) I love you guys and miss you so much!

The Stephens Family said...

Hi Kaylie,
You don't know me, but I came across your blog while doing some research for a mutual activity we are having tomorrow night on missionary service. Anyway, your brother just got transferred out of our ward, and I just wanted to tell you what a great missionary he is! We were always happy to have him in our home - he was always so polite, and we had great respect for his wonderful work ethic. Tell your parents that they should be so pleased with the work he is doing out here!

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