Presidents Corner
New Jersey Morristown Mission

Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is His revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah. Introduction..BOM  Last paragraph.

The Prophets Speak!

What More Can I Say?

God’s commandments are not given to frustrate His children or to become obstacles to their happiness, President Thomas S. Monson said in the priesthood session of general conference. “Just the opposite is true. He who created us and who loves us perfectly knows just what we need and when we need it to obtain the greatest happiness possible.”

President Monson said God loves His children enough to give them commandments, knowing that when the commandments are kept, their lives will be happier, more fulfilling and less complicated.

“Our challenges and problems will be easier to bear,” he said, “and we will receive His promised blessings. But while He gives us laws and commandments, He also allows us to choose whether to accept them or to reject them. Our decisions in this regard will determine our destiny.”

“Teenage years are often years of insecurity, of feeling as though you don’t measure up, of trying to find your place with your peers, and of trying to fit in. You may be tempted to lower your standards and follow the crowd in order to be accepted by those you desire to have as your friends. Please be strong, and be alert to anything that would rob you of the blessings of eternity. The choices you make here and now are forever important.”

Most of you are still young and in your teens where this applies directly to you. 

Latter-day Saints are surrounded by voices that are persuasive, beguiling, belittling, sophisticated, and confusing.

“I might add that these are loud voices,”. “I admonish you to turn the volume down and to be influenced instead by that still, small voice which will guide you to safety. Remember that one with authority placed his hands on your head after you were baptized, confirming you a member of the Church and saying, ‘Receive the Holy Ghost.’ Open your hearts, even your very souls, to the sound of that special voice which testifies of truth.”

I will add that you have been called by this same Prophet to be here in New Jersey and had hands laid upon your heads to be special witness to the Savior. Have more FAITH and SPIRIT in you!

Disregard for the commandments has opened the way for “the plagues of our day,”

“I plead with you to avoid anything that will deprive you of your happiness here in mortality and eternal life in the world to come,” 

“With his deceptions and lies, the adversary will lead you down a slippery slope to your destruction if you allow him to do so. You will likely be on that slippery slope before you even realize that there is no way to stop. You have heard the messages of the adversary. He cunningly calls, ‘Just this once won’t matter; Everyone is doing it; Don’t be old-fashioned; Times have changed; It can’t hurt anyone; Your life is yours to live.’ The adversary knows us, and he knows the temptations which will be difficult for us to ignore. How vital it is that we exercise constant vigilance in order to avoid giving in to such lies and temptations.”

Great courage will be required, he said, to remain faithful amid increasing pressures and insidious influences that “distort the truth, tear down the good and the decent and attempt to substitute the man-made philosophies of the world.”

President Monson declared, "To each of you I say that you are a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father. You have come from His presence to live on this earth for a season, to reflect the Savior's love and teachings and to bravely let your light shine for all to see." President Thomas S. Monson Oct 15

If there is anything that you feel you need to let go of....
DO IT...

Obedience is the way to happiness and true Joy.

Thank you.
We Love YOU.
President and Sister Taggart

Here are many ideas on things to do as a successful missionary.
Take a look.

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Use these instructions to assist you with your questions about protocols.

See Standard Procedures and Follow Up Sheets Revised.

Congratulations to these new members.
Gender Missionaries Unit
Yakcel  Female Elder Brindley & Elder Muro New Brunswick Spanish Ward
Rugie Female Sister Harris & Sister Kafu Princeton 1st Ward
Alisha Female Sister Harris & Sister Kafu Princeton 1st Ward

3  this week   ... Congratulations.
The Prepared are coming in.

The Lord continues to bless New Jersey. 
Thank you for your dedication and hard work.
The Lord is watching over us.
 One neat story/miracle that happened Sunday really impacted me. We meet a guy named Russel who has been investigating for years. Every time we come by he is busy or has us do service for him not giving us time to share a message. Well, as we were driving back to the apartment to change from church I had a prompting go see Russel. Traveling down the highway Elder Torres turned and headed toward his home. We arrived to find him not outside (this was a first) and no customers outside at his little store. Walking up i was praying asking the Lord "wait why have you sent us here, he isn't even here?" Then we knocked the door, No answer. I remember thinking what in the world this is strange. The spirit said, "Knock again" so we did and they came to the door. For the past couple of years, never once has an elder stepped foot into this home only taught outside. Once we got in I thought Now spirit what should we teach? We sat for 45 minutes not saying a word just listening to him talk things out. As he was speaking the spirit filled the room touching his heart. WE testified of everything he told us. He was like you are right guys i need to change and do all these things you have taught me. The spirit was the one that told him all those things not us. By him just speaking he figured it out. Spirit is the TRUE Converter, not us. I gained a testimony of that. 

Miracles happen every day here in Jersey.

The Lord is in the details.

The 4 minute message...
This is an awesome introduction to the Gospel given to all the Apostles and Mission Presidents by two Elders. WOW... 

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  Study and Learn the Restoration Pamphlet this week.
Role play how to present it in 10 minutes. Short and to the point. Put that knowledge solidly in the data base of your brain. Know it well so that you may draw on it in your teaching.


 Call down the Powers of Heaven 

I am asking you to powerfully petition the Lord to soften the hearts of the Jerseyites.
God has all power to do His work.. We must ACT with more FAITH in HIM
Ask our Heavenly Father to lead us to those whose hearts and minds are open or

 Continue to Find New people everywhere we go. "Nothing happens ....until you have someone
 to teach. 

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 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!

  • 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.


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. We all want to use Facebook and online proselyting ASAP.

Use the iPad as it was meant to be, a powerful tool.
Always ask for referrals.

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We welcome the October 2015 Crew. Sister Rogers from the Mexico MTC and the rest from Provo.
Rt. Lemon, Hale, Rogers, Gundersen, Troconis, Clarke, Anderson, Kim, Taggart.

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

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