Monday, March 5, 2012

Funny Weekly Email to President Andersen

We submitted this as part of our weekly letter to the Mission President. Don't worry. He has a sense of humor. And likes letters that make him laugh. We've decided that as part of lightening his burden, we'll include something funny in each letter before getting down to business and being the good, responsible missionaries our mothers expect us to be.

Our dearly beloved Mission President, President Andersen, as well in the Lord as in the tribulations of our mission, behold, President Andersen, we have somewhat to tell you concerning our work in thes part of the land.

Behold, many are challenged, but few enter the waters of baptism as are challenged. For though the faith of the servants is strong, there are those that hearken to the enticing words of the adversary, that same adversary who desireth the soulds of the children of men and leadeth not to the truth, but to eternal damnation.

And it is those that have followed that have sought to take away the liberty of this people, who have been the cause of this great affliction, that so few souls enter the waters of baptism, for they have used great flattery, and they have led away the hearts of many people, which has been the cause of sore affliction among us; for behold, we have fought valiantly to bring them unto the paths of salvation.

They grow proud, beign lifted up in their hearts, because of their exceedingly great riches and wisdom; therefore they grow rich in their own eyes, and would not give heed to our words, to walk uprightly before God.

But yea, there are many who are golden; yeah, not golden as in the ways of the world, but behold, they are golden as in the ways of the Lord.

Therefore, our beloved President Andersen, we have covenanted to teach all men and women, and whatsoever men we cannot teach in their own homes, yeah, such as single men and those proud of heart, let us teach them with a member present, that we may through obedience obtain our freedom, that we may rejoice in the great privilege of our church, and in the cause of our redeemer and our God.

See that ye strengthen the other missionaries in the Lord; tell them to fear not, for God will deliver them, yeah, and all those who stand fast in the liberty wherewith God hath made them free.

And now, we close our epistle to our beloved Mission President, President Andersen.

Written by the hands of Søster Morse and Søster Ronstrom, on the fifth day of the third month in the two thousand and twelfth year of our Lord.

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