Today Dinah and Kjetil dropped off their handsome Elder Odland Missionary at the Bangor airport. John is very excited and looks extremely sharp if you ask me. Here are some fun pictures of his departure and a few scriptures that John wanted me to post.
|Packing the ties-John Odland|
The Doctrine and Covenants-Section 80: 3-5
3. Wherefore, go ye and preach my gospel, whether to the north or to the south, to the east or to the west, it mattereth not, for ye cannot go amiss.
4. Therefore, declare the things which ye have heard, and verily believe, and know to be true.
5. Behold, this is the will of him who hath called you, your Redeemer, even Jesus Christ. Amen.
|Saying goodbye-Dinah, John and Kjetil|
|All packed and ready to go-John Odland|
|Checking In-John Odland|
|And He Is OFF!!-John Odland|
We are all needed in this life.....to help one another.
We all have something to contribute.
Like the pioneers - If we work together, we will all successfully reach our journeys end.
Doctrine & Covenants 46: 11-33
11 For all have not every gift given unto them: for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God.
12 To some is given one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited thereby.
13 To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world.
To others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful.
And again, to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the differences of administration, as it will be pleasing unto the same Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men.
And again, it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of operations, whether they be of God, that the manifestations of the Spirit may be given to every man to profit withal.
And again, verily I say unto you, to some is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom.
To another is given the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to have knowledge.
And again, to some it is given to have faith to be healed;
And to others it is given to have faith to heal.
And again, to some is given the working of miracles;
And to others it is given to prophesy;
And to others the discerning of spirits.
And again, it is given to some to speak with tongues;
And to another is given the interpretation of tongues.
And all these gifts come from God, for the benefit of the children of God.
And unto the bishop of the church, and unto such as God shall appoint and ordain to watch over the church and to be elders unto the church, are to have it given unto them to discern all those gifts lest there shall be any among you professing and yet be not of God.
And it shall come to pass that he that asketh in Spiritshall receive in Spirit;
That unto some it may be given to have all those gifts, that there may be a head, in order that every member may be profited thereby.
He that asketh in the Spirit asketh according to the willof God; wherefore it is done even as he asketh.
And again, I say unto you, all things must be done in the name of Christ, whatsoever you do in the Spirit;
And ye must give thanks unto God in the Spirit for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with.
33 And ye must practice virtue and holiness before me continually. Even so. Amen.