Honduras
San Pedro Sula East Mission
2013 - 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Come Serve a Senior Mission . .

Come Serve a Senior Mission in Honduras . . .

Hey!

What can I say?

Countless opportunities await Senior Missionaries to help keep the Lord’s work moving forward.

Married couples can be found in the Church’s 406 missions serving alongside the younger missionaries at a time in their lives they could be enjoying hobbies during their retirement such as spending more time on the golf course, fishing, traveling or being with their grandchildren. Some couples end up serving multiple missions because they find the opportunity to serve others very rewarding.

This is an outright blatant plea for your consideration . .

We're even willing to offer a bribe (or a promise) of sorts  . . .

What is it?





Hopefully I have your attention!

Wanted:  LDS Senior Missionary Couples
to serve as Senior Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Particularly in the San Pedro Sula East Mission!
Are you the adventurous sort, just wondering where the next stage of life is taking you?  Looking for an opportunity where you can really make a difference?  

Boy . . . have we got an opportunity and challenge for you!

We are currently in need of Senior Couple missionaries.  No Spanish necessary to serve in English speaking areas of our mission.  We are really in need of 3-4 Senior Missionary couples!

You are in a position to serve and really make a difference in the lives of the people.

Do you have love you an share?
You are qualified for the work.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The First Twelve Weeks of a Mission

What you Should Know about the First Twelve Weeks of a Mission - 

One of the fairly recent additions to missionary work across the world is the program entitled "The First 12 Weeks for New Missionaries and their Trainers".  It came about after the age limit was lowered to 18 years old for men of the Church and 19 years old for the women.

As the MTC's (Missionary Training Centers) across the world were reaching their capacity for receiving new missionaries, the time a new missionary spent in training in these facilities was decreased tremendously.  In most instances, new missionaries learning a foreign language now spend no more than 6 weeks in the MTC.  Those not learning a new language usually have a 10 day length of stay.

These circumstances lend great importance to the first 12 weeks a missionary spends in their assigned mission with a new trainer.  It's important that those first 12 weeks be the most productive and beneficial that they possibly can.

I personally have a great testimony of this program.  While is was developed for training new missionaries, this is a program that benefits each missionary in the field continuously.











Live by the Whisperings of the Spirit . . .

One of the greatest roles of a trainer for a new missionary is to help their new companion seek for and heed the promptings of the Spirit.  This begins in the MTC training and is carried forward right into the mission field.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas from Honduras 2015

For all our dear friends and family and this special time of year.

When we say our 'dear' friends and family, that is the understatement of a lifetime . . .  We cannot even begin to recognize and rejoice in the many ways that each one of you have influenced our lives in some way.  When we say we miss you and wish our most happiest and most joyful wishes for you in the New Year ahead, it's doesn't even begin to express the heartfelt emotion that we experience as we think of each one of you.  You all touch our lives in so many ways.  From your kind caring concern, your actual physical service and good deeds, the good thoughts and prayers we feel in our behalf, to the support we have felt throughout our missionary service, to the friendships you extend to our family, especially our children . . . thank you just isn't a big enough word.  We feel emotionally connected across the miles to so many . . .





And a special thanks to our many many missionaries, serving and returned  . . . what a privilege it has been in our lives to be associated with you, and to serve alongside you as we accomplish our Heavenly Father's work here on the earth.  We extend our warmest Christmas wishes to you and your families and want you to know that not a day goes by that we don't think of and miss you all and appreciate the wonderful things you were and are able to accomplish during your missionary service.  Thank you.

The Savior of the World . . .

Even though life continues to be a roller coaster of challenges and adventures here in Honduras, life is good and we truly feel our blessings have far outweighed our challenges.  Our Heavenly Father continues to bless us greatly, and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to testify daily of the glorious mission of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  That He is the Savior of the world, the Son of God, our Redeemer. That He was born in Bethlehem, organized His Church with Priesthood power and authority upon the earth.  He is the only way by which we can return to the presence of our Heavenly Father.  




Jesus Christ suffered and died for the sins of the world, for you and for me, for us, giving each of God's children the gift of repentance and forgiveness.  And through His resurrection prepared the way for each person to overcome physical death as well.  These events are called the Atonement.  We testify that it is real, and is for you for me, for us. 

It's a privilege to share with the world that some day He will return to the earth again - 

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government
shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, 
Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
















Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and He will be our Lord, forever.







We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wherever this Christmas season may find you, we testify that these things are real.  That God is our loving Heavenly Father.  That He knows us and loves us.  That He desires to bless us.  That we celebrate the birth of His son at this special season of the year.  May you enjoy this special season with your family gathered all around.  May you experience the fulness of life's greatest blessings in the year ahead.  





We send our love across the miles from the wilds of Honduras.  

Merry Christmas!

Norm and Kristin
President and Sister Klein
Honduras, San Pedro Sula East Mission
2013 - 2016

Monday, December 14, 2015

Missionary Work, in the Service of God

In the Service of Their God . . .


(Enjoy this beautiful video . . . of the life of a missionary here in Central America,
prepared by those who love missionaries here in our mission)

"Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.
Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.
Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;
 For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;
And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work.
Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence.
 Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Amen. (Doctrine and Covenants 4)






Called to the Work . . .

Above is a scripture much loved and memorized by missionaries throughout the world.  Really, it's a call to each of us.  To share, teach and testify of our Savior, Jeus Christ, the lessons of the atonement and the restored gospel.

But today . . . at this blessed and sacred time of year, when we celebrate the birth of the Savior, a long time ago, in the humble city of Bethlehem, with all the surroundings of the nativity story as found in literature throughout the ages, and the scriptures of the New Testament.  Today, I want to focus on the tens of thousands of young people throughout the world, those who willingly give up 18 months to two years of their life, so that others might find the Light of the Savior in their life.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

LDS Missionaries - A Savior is Born

(Sorry so long in between posts . . . I broke my camera in September and have finally received a new one! Hurray! So more photos on the way . . . in the meanwhile, enjoy these cell phone photos!  Thank goodness for cell phones!!)



The Living Christ . . .


As Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is our great privilege to testify daily of the important role of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Even though He came to earth, suffered and died for us upon the cross . . . 

Today He lives!






He was the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New. Under the direction of His Father, He was the creator of the earth. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). 
 Of Him the Prophet, Joseph Smith, also declared: “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
“For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—“That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:22–24). 
(Excerpts from The Living Christ)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Behold, I am a Disciple of Jesus Christ

“Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.
“Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind” (D&C 64:33–34)

Our focus for the last three months has been on how can we be better disciples of Jesus Christ.  
More than ever before, our Heavenly Father needs missionaries and members with willing hearts and minds, with a desire to stand for right, share a testimony of the Savior through example, thoughts, deeds, and actions.  
Missionaries come to the mission field with many varied backgrounds and talents.  Indeed some are very well educated, some are great teachers and speakers, some have no fear of testifying boldly, some are extremely diligent and obedient with exactness.

The goal of every missionary should be the ability to follow through with their commitment of what they said they would do!

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