Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Sword of Truth

Trish and I are continually amazed as we watch young 18, 19 and 20-year old missionaries faithfully serve, teach and inspire. Logically, it does not make sense. They do not have enough life experience to do what they do—they are just "kids". Yet they do it. It is a miracle that we cannot explain, other than to personally testify that this truly is our Savior's work and His glory, which is to bring immortality and eternal life to all of His children.

"The battle to bring souls unto Christ began in the premortal world with the war in heaven (see Revelation 12:7). That same battle continues today in the conflict between right and wrong and between the gospel and false principles. The members of the Church hold a front-line position in the contest for the souls of men. The missionaries are on the battlefield fighting with the sword of truth to carry the glorious message of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the peoples of the earth." —  M. Russell Ballard