When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What I learned - To the rescue, we can do it!

The Lord has provided all of the tools necessary for us to go to the rescue of our less-active and nonmember friends.

The Savior clearly understood His mission to rescue our Heavenly Father’s children, for He declared:
“The Son of man is come to save that which was lost. …
[For] it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”  This talk is about rescuing our brothers and sisters, our children, our families and our friends.  We rescue them by bringing them to Christ.  By teaching them His teachings, by living in His ways.  We don't give up.  We trust the Lord to help us do it.
One of the things I enjoyed about this talk is the stories.  Some were sad, but all were uplifting.  The one that sticks in my mind is about the brother of Elder Alejandro PatanĂ­a.  He was on a fishing boat and went out to sea, there was a hurricane warning and they were coming back to shore when they found another boat in trouble.  They tried to tow them to shore and sent out an SOS call for immediate assistance.  In the way that governments do, the rescue was delayed until there was a plan and all aboard both boats perished.  The moral is to not delay. 
I believe that there are so many people out their that need us.  When we are hurting, we want the pain to go away fast.  Those who are lost and lonely want the same things.  Rescuing isn't just about bringing others to Christ, it is also about letting them feel Christ-like love in their lives again.  It is reminding them that they are important and valued.  It is helping them to know that they are children of God and that they have been and always will be His. 

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