General Conference!!

Last weekend, we had the sacred opportunity to listen to Prophets and Apostles speak at General Conference! For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an opportunity to listen to modern-day prophets and apostles address us in things that they feel inspired to do so. This last General Conference such topics as Easter, Jesus Christ, service, love, missionary work, the Holy Bible, strengthening families, the Priesthood, and the Book of Mormon are among a few of the things that they talked about. It was such an amazing experience for me, to listen to everybody speak about the important role that our Savior, Jesus Christ, has in each and every one of our lives. I really enjoyed listening to hear what everybody had to say. This is my third time listening to General Conference as a missionary, and everytime one is coming up, I get so excited and anxious! I love listening to General Conference, it is such an incredible spiritual experience.

While it was amazing, it’s a bit hard to take in all at once, That’s why I’m grateful that we all can listen to it again and again online. I hope that you all had the opportunity to listen to at least a part of General Conference, if not, you can always watch, read, or listen to it online at http://lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2011/04?lang=eng. You can also read all the talks in the May issue of the Ensign.

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Scripture for the week!

Doctrine and Covenants 123:11-17
 
11 And also it is an imperative duty that we owe to all the rising generation, and to all the pure in heart—

12 For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it—

13 Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven—

14 These should then be attended to with great earnestness.

15 Let no man count them as small things; for there is much which lieth in futurity, pertaining to the saints, which depends upon these things.

16 You know, brethren, that a very large ship is benefited very much by a very small helm in the time of a storm, by being kept workways with the wind and the waves.

17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.

This Scripture located in Doctrine and Covenants Section 123 is one of my all time favorite scriptures! It talks about how important missionary work is and how we all need to “wear out our lives” in bringing God’s children to know the truth of all things and about thy restored gospel. There are people on this Earth that are kept from the truth because they don’t know where to find it. Many people out there are ready and willing to hear about thy gospel, and it is our duty and responsibility as missionaries to find those souls and bring them to a knowledge of our loving Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ. Missionary work is vital for the salvation of others, and I feel privileged to be part of His great work!

Hello world!

Hello World! My name is Elder Marcus Lemmon! I am a missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints! I am currently assigned as an American Sign Language Elder in the New York Rochester Mission! My purpose with this blog is to invite others to learn more about me and my church. So I’ll be posting some general information about myself and also about my LDS faith! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me a line! I look forward to hearing from you soon!!!