Presidents Corner
New Jersey Morristown Mission

 12 For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith.

 13 Behold, it was the faith of Alma and Amulek that caused the prison to tumble to the earth.  

14 Behold, it was the faith of Nephi and Lehi that wrought the change upon the Jerseyites, that they were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost.

 15 Behold, it was the faith of Ammon and his brethren which wrought so great a miracle among the Jerseyites.  

16 Yea, and even all they who wrought miracles  wrought them by faith, even those who were before Christ and also those who were after.

 Ether 12:12-16

Faith is the moving cause of 

 ALL ACTION !

"What is faith?
It is confidence. What is confidence? It is faith. Some people are striving and striving to get faith, when saving faith is simply confidence in God, flowing from walking in obedience to His commandments. D&C 89:18 When you have confidence in yourself, in any man, woman, or child, you have faith; and when you have not confidence, you have not faith. I believe they are co-partners, and the principle of faith and confidence is synonymous to me.

“The just shall live by faith,” 7 we are told in holy writ. I ask again, What is Faith?

Faith exists when absolute confidence in that which we cannot see combines with action that is in absolute conformity to the will of our Heavenly Father. Without all three—first, absolute confidence; second, action; and third, absolute conformity—without these three all we have is a counterfeit, a weak and watered-down faith. Let me discuss each of these three imperatives of faith. Heber C. Kimball.

"As I think about faith, this principle of power, I am obliged to believe that it is an intelligent force. Of what kind, I do not know. But it is superior to and overrules all other forces of which we know.

President Boyd K. Packer concurred, describing faith this way:

There are two kinds of faith. One of them functions ordinarily in the life of every soul. It is the kind of faith born by experience; it gives us certainty that a new day will dawn, that spring will come, that growth will take place. It is the kind of faith that relates us with confidence to that which is scheduled to happen….

            There is another kind of faith, rare indeed. This is the kind of faith that causes things to happen. It is the kind of faith that is worthy and prepared and unyielding, and it calls forth things that otherwise would not be. It is the kind of faith that moves people. It is the kind of faith that sometimes moves things. Few men possess it. It comes by gradual growth. It is a marvelous, even a transcendent, power, a power as real and as invisible as electricity. Directed and channeled, it has great effect….

            In a world filled with skepticism and doubt, the expression “seeing is believing” promotes the attitude, “You show me, and I will believe.” We want all of the proof and all of the evidence first. It seems hard to take things on faith.

            When will we learn that in spiritual things it works the other way about–that believing is seeing?Larry Barkdull  Believe and See what can and will happen.

An assurance of God’s approbation comes from a willingness to sacrifice. In other words, we must do whatever God requires of us.

“Let us here observe, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation; for, from the first existence of man, the faith necessary unto the enjoyment of life and salvation never could be obtained without the sacrifice of all earthly things. It was through this sacrifice, and this only, that God has ordained that men should enjoy eternal life; and it is through the medium of the sacrifice of all earthly things that men do actually know that they are doing the things that are well pleasing in the sight of God. When a man has offered in sacrifice all that he has for the truth’s sake, not even withholding his life, and believing before God that he has been called to make this sacrifice because he seeks to do his will, he does know, most assuredly, that God does and will accept his sacrifice and offering, and that he has not, nor will not seek his face in vain. Under these circumstances, then, he can obtain the faith necessary for him to lay hold on eternal life." Joseph Smith

As we build our FAITH and CONFIDENCE in the one and only True God we will see miracles happen more often. We will see how the Lord will use as a tool in His hand to bring about His purpose here in New Jersey.

LDS_Church_Leaders_preparing_us_for_the_2nd_Coming_of_Christ.mp4
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video shown at the Zone Conference... We are in the bottom of the 9th inning.

We Love you so much.

President and Sister Taggart

From Last week
The_Quest_for_Joy_-_Ensign_July_2005_-_ensign.pdf
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Download it and enjoy!

Open this file and use the ones that resonate with your people.

Soul_Searching_Questions.pdf
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New!
Ward Mission Leaders section:
Please ask the ward mission leaders in your unit to check this website weekly for news and updates. They should be kept up to date on what we are doing and focusing on. njmm.org
Have them open the attachments here in this section.

Discussion points for ward council presentation visits.
  • Become a support and helper to each person on your ward council. DE-FACTO 3rd Coun.
  • Engage more people in your ward or branch... Use social media with them.. Teach them how and post while you are with them in their homes..
  • Always be talking about individual people.
  • How can each organization assist with this family or person?
  • Love, support and sustain your bishop or branch presidents.
  • Return and Report your progress and efforts. Ask others for their report and assist them to accomplish their work.


Baptisms for July 26th

Zone Name
Location Missionaries
5 Lauren
Sparta Elder Beard & Frankie
6 Charlie & Nancie Maplewood Sister Mortensen & Ivie




3 this week   ... Great Work..Congratulations to all of You.



The Lord continues to bless New Jersey. 
Thank you for your dedication and hard work.
The Lord is watching over us.


Miracles happen every day here in Jersey.

This past week has been filled with some pretty amazing miracles. Such as one being finding a new move in. She has actually been living at the address for some time, we just barely got her records moved into our ward. We felt we needed to go and see her, and it was a miracle that we did. She was praying the night before asking for Heavenly Father to send someone, something to help her. For she was loosing hope, that anyone knew that she was there. (She has a mental problem, that makes it so she has to be staying with someone to take care of her, that someone being her sister who dose not like the church.) As soon as she has seen us she burst into tears, and explained all that was going on. She called us her "Two Angles." I am just glad that we followed the promptings of the Spirit. If we wouldn't have, we wouldn't have been able to help her


Miracles are real! "


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             Engage the Members!
We have petitioned the Lord to bless these people who are prepared... that they will be found and find their own testimony in JUNE.


 Continue to Find New people everywhere we go. "Nothing happens ....until you have someone 
We know that with the new video, Because He Lives and with the new NJ Approach training and the nicer weather that we can Continue to find them. 



Report what you are now doing for weekly service today to your Zone Leader.


4 Things I will do from now on!

  1. Be a Representative of the Lord Jesus Christ… Explain that          “We represent the Savior”
  2. Invite People to Change (Repent) Always Extend an Invitation to READ the Book And Pray.
  3. Promise them Specific Blessings attached to Obedience to a principle…. TESTIFY of it.
  4. Follow Up Follow Up. Involving at least 3 ward members. Everyday touches while we are not there!
Announcements

CLEANING CHALLENGE

CONGRATULATIONS

ZONE 9 TAKES FIRST PLACE

ZONE 6 TAKES SECOND PLACE

TOO CLOSE TO CALL FOR THIRD SO
EVERYONE GETS A SPECIAL DESSERT

EVERYONE RECEIVED RAVING REVIEWS FROM OUR INSPECTIONS!!!!!!
Let's keep up the clean apartments and throw out junk.

  • Please work with and encourage your Ward Council to find a permanent weekly community service project to do in your area. This is a priority for our entire mission.
  • Please work with the ward council to expand the number of members who go with you to teach and are engaged in the work. Please pray about and consult with your ward council on who is the best match up to teach your investigator. 
  • Please encourage your ward council to identify 5 less active or inactive priesthood holders to issue the INVITE to during the month of JUNE. Then go with them and do it. 
  • Please make sure that the new and returning members are assisted by the ward members to find family names to take to the temple... Then go to the temple with them and other ward members... This is so wonderful for the entire branch and ward.
  • Wear your very best clothes to the Lords House..(temple trips) Show honor and respect.

Ipads!
Important!!
Phase 2 begins.


Start to use the iPad and become familiar with it... It is an awesome tool... Help each other learn to know what it does and how it can help us.

Your ipad numbers should show up from your planner and area book now. Please keep them current all the time.. No more than 30 minutes a day to input area book past history. 

Watch the Videos and finish your training. All of us must do this.
Let's get ready for phase 3... August 1st. We all want to use Facebook and online proselyting ASAP.


Use the iPad as a powerful tool.
Always ask for referrals.


Missionary_Work_in_the_Digital_Age.pdf
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Safeguards_for_Using_Technology.pdf
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If you have not read this Ricciardi letter... DO IT!




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