You can’t just be a church attending Mormon.
The speaker at the conference turned to the scriptures.
“Keep my commandments continually, and a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive. And except thou do this, where I am you cannot come.” (D&C 25:15)
The ultimate prize, eternal life, which is the greatest of the gifts of God, does not come without ultimate obedience. Nowhere in the scriptures does it say keep part of the commandments.
Senior Missionary Conference on December 12 – 14 was followed on December 15 by the Toldeo District conference. As the congregation raised their hands to sustain the new Toledo District presidency, Elder Hall thought of a conversation with President Schmutz in the hall of the mission home.
Elder Hall, I need to interview you. This is probably as good a time as any. I am going to put you as first counselor in the Toledo District presidency.
President, I thought that you had repented of that evil against me.
The mission president smiled, and continued.
It is just part of your missionary calling.
He put his arm around Elder Hall’s shoulders.
Elder Hall, I appreciate all that you are doing.
We went back to Cebu Monday December 16 for the Missionary Christmas Conference and Talent Show. Tuesday included meetings with President Bautista, Wednesday a Zone Activity with the Pinamungajan Zone missionaries, Thursday an afternoon of visits with the sister missionaries, Friday the Toledo 1 Christmas party, Saturday District Family History Training, and then it was Christmas week.
Obedience sure keeps us busy.