The theme for August is Missionary work. I've asked several of you to write a little about your experiences or feelings.
Guest Blogger: Reylyn Checketts
I wish I had some wonderful story to tell about how I have helped someone enter the waters of baptism. I don't :(
I'm basically pretty shy and I don't "open my mouth." I've always justified that by saying to myself that I would just try to set a good example and that would be how I would share the gospel.
Well, after we had been in the Valley Forge 1st Ward for just a short time, the sister missionaries called to see if Alan and I would be available to visit Sister Shirley Jones with them.
We were able to and that was actually the first opportunity I have had to do that.
We were in Sister Jones home for about an hour and as I sat there I felt so grateful to the Missionaries for giving us the opportunity to meet and visit with Shirley.
I can tell you I learned much more from Sister Jones than she could or would ever learn from me. She is such a Christian person and she KNOWS her scriptures. She is so full of the spirit and she radiates love.
By the time we left that evening I felt like I had known her all my life. I'm just amazed at how she just seems to absorb gospel principles like she does.
I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all my life, but I honestly think Sister Jones understands the gospel better than I do.
So those are my feelings about missionary work.
Turns out missionary work has benefited me more than I have benefited the missionary effort.