Portland, Oregon Temple

Portland, Oregon Temple
Portland, Oregon Temple

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Entering the Mission Field

According to mormonnewsroom.org, one year ago there were about 58,000 missionaries serving missions for the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world.  Now the newsroom reports that we are approaching 80,000 missionaries serving in the  field.

We will add one more to that number because tomorrow Kristine enters the MTC  (Missionary Training Center) as she begins her service as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Last night Kristine was set apart to serve as a missionary.
Pres. Cornwall, Bishop Jaminson Kristine, Pres. Magnusson, Bro Blackburn, Pres. Steimle

A couple of months ago at the Worldwide Leadership Broadcast, the opening song was Hark, All Ye Nations.  It was sung by the missionaries that were attending the Provo MTC.

When I heard the missionaries sing the song, I couldn’t help but think about Kristine.  She would soon be joining the armies of missionaries that would be “teaching his holy word” about the restored gospel. 

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Hark All Ye Nations!
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Hark, all ye nations!
Hear heaven's voice

Thru ev'ry land that all may rejoice!

Angels of glory shout the refrain:

Truth is restored again!

[Chorus]
Oh, how glorious from the throne above

Shines the gospel light of truth and love!

Bright as the sun, this heavenly ray

Lights ev'ry land today.

Searching in darkness, nations have wept;

Watching for dawn, their vigil they've kept.

All now rejoice; the long night is o'er.

Truth is on earth once more!

Chosen by God to serve him below,

To ev'ry land and people we'll go,

Standing for truth with fervent accord,

Teaching his holy word.

Text: Based on German text by Louis F. Mönch, 1847-1916. © 1985 IRI

To read about and see the pictures of when Kristine received her mission call, click here.  

To read about how Mormon missionaries are assigned to the areas they are to serve click here.

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