General Conference Book Club
Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita
"Missionaries are a Treasure of the Church"
The talk is here. I liked how that over at Diapers and Divinity, a lot of the comments related these principles of missionary work to motherhood. As I read the talk again, I was able to apply it to teaching my Primary class. My favorite quote was this:
“Your attitudes and the love that you show toward others are very significant messages. Even though I didn’t immediately grasp all the doctrines that the missionaries taught me, I felt of their great love, and their many acts of kindness taught me important lessons. Your message is a message of love, a message of hope, and a message of faith. Your attitude and your actions invite the Spirit, and the Spirit enables us to understand the things that are important.”
I also liked his list of three things to take with you on a mission - desire to serve, testimony and love for others. If you have those, you can do great things anywhere!