Sunday, October 13, 2013

Missionary Work: "To Reach Every Human Heart"

President Snow said, "When a man receives knowledge, he is prompted to impart it to others; when a man becomes happy, the spirit that surrounds him teaches him to strive to make others happy. … Is there any chance of a man becoming happy without a knowledge of the gospel of Christ? … Though in the world [people] try to make themselves happy, still they are not successful in what they strive to accomplish. They cannot be happy, except upon one principle, and that is by embracing the fulness of the gospel, which teaches us not to wait till we get into eternity before we begin to make ourselves happy, but it teaches us to strive here to make ourselves and those around us rejoice in the blessings of the Almighty.

This, then, should be our aim and object: to learn to make ourselves useful; to be saviors to our fellow man; to learn how to save them; to communicate to them a knowledge of the principles that are necessary to raise them to the same degree of intelligence that we have ourselves."

President Snow said when he had received the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he could not keep it to himself.  Sister Demke related that when she read this, she thought of the song, "How Can I Keep from Singing?"  She then shared this version with us.

Cheryl then said that  all of our songs are different.  They even develop over time, but those around us need to  hear them.  How can YOU keep from singing?

Lesson from The Teachings of the Presidents: Lorenzo Snow, Chapter 19.  Taught by Sister Cheryl Demke

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