Monday, March 25, 2013

Trek Prep Devotional - Melissa (& Guy) Knoblich

Melissa Knoblich (and Guy) wrote:

"While preparing a seminary lesson recently I was impressed by the dedication of the apostles of the ancient church. Having enjoyed the companionship of the Savior, and then being deprived of that blessing, the early apostles continued the work of building the church and sharing the good news of the gospel. It was not an easy task, often done at great risk to their lives, but they labored in faith and diligence because they had a testimony of the saving power of the Savior's atonement.

In the early days of the restored church the apostles again made tremendous sacrifice to bring the same message of the atonement forward. They were given the keys of the kingdom and charged with the task of preparing the way of the Lord. The early saints who heeded the call to join in the work did so in humility, often offering all that they had and willingly sacrificing earthly comforts to help in establishing the church in this dispensation.

Today we, as latter-Day Saints, share in the work of building the Kingdom of God. As parents and leaders we enjoy the privilege of teaching our youth of the reality of the atonement, helping them to recognize the companionship of the Spirit and preparing these young men and women to take their rightful place as future leaders of the Lords church.

As we approach trek  may we prepare ourselves and our youth to embrace the experience with joy,  as the theme reminds us, “With Joy Wend Your Way”."

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