Elder Renlund gave us 3 things to share.
1- On Behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church, THANK YOU. Thank you for being a full-time missionary, thank you.
2- Because you have been called by prophesy you have the RIGHT and OBLIGATION to plead with Heavenly Father and find out why you are called here, and when you know, write it down.
3- Your mission president has been called by revelation, HE IS CALLED FOR YOU!!
There was a crazy experience that happened he allowed us to ask questions, and Sister Kafoa asked "How can I be a more consecrated missionary?" He looked down at the front row at us, and as an apostle of the Lord said "Don't worry about it. You already are." He then shared how when he was called into the 12 He felt so inadequate, and he felt like such an imposer to the work, he said he was talking to Elder Cook about his inadequacies, and in His words he said "The Lord rebuked me and said DON'T talk to your inadequacies to anyone but me or your wife. I called you already knowing your weaknesses and inadequacies." He then looked at us and said with tears in His eyes he read allowed the words to Hymn 60 verse 3,
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, with a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me. As he died to make men holy let us live to make men free While God is marching on.
Yesterday we were able to help this family on the side of the road, they were refugees from Sri Lanka and when we stopped the Dad said "You are Jesus" we corrected him haha and said no, just representatives of Him. He then said "Everyone else say they love Jesus, but you stop and help, you act like Jesus" That sentence really made me think, do people only know we love Jesus because we say we do, and go to church and post cute photos of the temple? Or do they know you love Jesus by your actions, your example, and your words? I hope and pray we may all become a little more like our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that He lives, I have literally felt His hand in my life, and I know that His work is continuing on. I love you all so much, hope you have the best week!!!
Sister Maddie DeLoach