We are so happy to be here serving a mission in South Africa. It is a beautiful country with wonderful members who serve the Lord with all their heart, might, mind and strength.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Chastity and The Word of Wisdom
I accompanied two Elder missionaries and a senior couple today as they traveled to a secondary school to give an assembly on chastity and the word of wisdom. Yes, they do allow the mention of God in the public schools and also reading of the scriptures. As we were waiting for everyone to arrive the students started singing a spiritual, immediately my eyes were filled with tears, their voices were so beautiful. The school just opened up in Janurary, they didnt have an auditorium or gym so they stand outside in rows for their assemblies. The principal was very pleased with the presentation and said, "Often parents are not comfortable talking to their children on these topics, but these are things they need to hear." The missionaries spoke about keeping your body free from alcohol and drugs. They also talked about reserving sexual intimacy for marriage and the blessings that come when you obey this law from God. The missionaries bore their testimonies of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, they reminded the students they are loved and important. After the assembly we all returned to the principals office and he said, "I have been elevated today."