Missionaries as medics

Since this week’s theme is already medicine-related, but it’s Sunday (and hence a “spiritual post” day), I thought that this would be a useful note today:


As missionaries, we carry the good news of the gospel to calm, comfort, and care for the temporal and spiritual needs of those we come in contact with. Be it through service or teaching, missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are called as saints “worthy to represent the Lord as a minister of the restored gospel” (quoted from my personal official mission call!). In order to minister (and, dare I say, administer) to those in your mission, you will have to first dedicate yourself–your time, your talents, your attention–to learning more about the gospel and building your faith and testimony in Christ. In other words, equipping yourself with the “medicine” necessary to help uplift and edify those around you. It’s easy to wait until we get to the Mission Training Center before really focusing on building up the spiritual elements, but why not start building up the medicine cabinet now?

Happy Sabbath!


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