Sunday, November 17, 2013

Create the Moment

Hello again! Recognize me? Maybe not, because I haven't posted in about a month. Oops. Sorry about that. Instead of boring you with my excuses about being busy, I'll just get to my post. :D

Sometimes we pray for missionary opportunities. That is good. No, that is great. It's golden. The Lord blesses us with opportunities to share the gospel when we pray in faith to receive them, with a plan of action to act upon those moments when they arise. But do you know what else we can do? Instead of waiting for missionary opportunities to knock at our door, we can create them! Woah! Crazy, right? As obvious as that sounds, it didn't even occur to me until several weeks ago.

The missionaries came over to our house and taught a fabulous lesson. Afterwards they asked me if I wanted a pamphlet about the restoration to give to one of my friends. I accepted, and thought that I'd put it in my backpack for when someone I met asked about the church. Then, the name of a girl at my school came into my mind. Let's call her Jenny. Jenny and I didn't talk often, but she had expressed interest in the church in the past. When her name came into my mind, I realized it was a prompting to give her the pamphlet. So I texted her to ask if I could meet her before school because I had something I wanted to give her. We met the next morning and she graciously accepted the pamphlet and agreed to come to church with me in the future. A week later she told me that she had read the pamphlet and found it very informative.

This was cool for me to realize that I could be in charge of sharing the gospel more in my life. I learned that I didn't have to wait and could be even more proactive about sharing the gospel with those around me. I encourage all of you to try to create a missionary moment this week. It doesn't have to be forced, awkward, or weird. Pray for inspiration. Just see what happens! You'll love it!


  1. Thank you so much. Also thanks for your reply to my cry for help on the last post. You are such a great example.

    The restoration pamphlet was also something that helped me with my testimony. I guess I realize I just need to trust Heavenly Father that he will add witnesses to his words.

    Thanks so much for being so inspiring. As I've been slowly building my testimony, I have felt a growing desire to be more like you and to make a blog like this. You are so great.

    1. You are so, so, so welcome!
      Yes! I love the Restoration Pamphlet! It's so fantastic!

      Oh my goodness! You are so sweet! Thank you so much! I think you are super splendid yourself! I love how much you love my blog! Thank you for that! I believe that you can do anything you set your mind to! If you get the chance to make a blog, let me know about it! I'd love to follow it!

  2. This is such an awesome post, Whitney! I had never thought about creating my own missionary experiences before, but you are so right! We totally can!

    Thanks for being such a great example!

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! And thank you for consistently commenting on my blog! That is something I should be doing more of for you! I'm working on that. Haha. :D


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