Almost two years ago leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members to improve their Sabbath day observance. Since then there has been an increased effort in helping members to strengthen their faith and better observe the Sabbath at home and at church. How are your Sundays going? As you reflect on your Sundays take some time to review some of these articles and videos.
We are so grateful for the missionaries from the Woodbridge Stake who are serving throughout the world. We love our missionaries.
We also love the missionaries serving in the Woodbridge Stake as part of the Washington, D.C. South Mission. They work so hard to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people living within our stake boundaries.
And we love all the Woodbridge Stake members, who are also missionaries to their friends, neighbors and colleagues. You are amazing examples of living the gospel of Jesus Christ. We would love to share your missionary stories in our Missionary Mondays section of the blog. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your story of how you have done missionary work.
Remember that it doesn’t take a lot to do missionary work. Here are seven simple suggestions for sharing the gospel.
We know from the scriptures that the sabbath is a day of “rest, holy to the Lord.” Exodus 31:15
In the Doctrine and Covenants we are given counsel about what we should do on Sundays.
“And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day;
For verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High;
Nevertheless thy vows shall be offered up in righteousness on all days and at all times;
But remember that on this, the Lord’s day, thou shalt offer thine oblations and thy sacraments unto the Most High, confessing thy sins unto thy brethren, and before the Lord.” Doctrine and Covenants 59:9-12
His promise to us is this: “Verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this, the fulness of the earth is yours.” Doctrine and Covenants 59:16
So What do you do with His day? What is His day for you?
Perhaps you feel the same way as Elder Russel M. Nelson, an Apostle of Jesus Christ. He sees the Sabbath as a day of love and service.
We would love to share what the Sabbath means to our Woodbridge Stake members. Share a photo of what you and your family do. Make a video. Send in a description of your Sabbath. Share a story of an experience you have had on the Sabbath. Please share your Sacred Sundays by sending an email to email@example.com
Jared graduated from TJHSST summa cum laude in 2015. He took Mandarin for 3 years at TJ so learning Hmong was hard, but not impossible. Jared is a talented pianist and cellist. He has been playing the piano on his mission often, even accompanying choirs and doing musical numbers. Because he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he is used to the cold weather in the midwest. But he was shocked at how cold it can be doing missionary work.