Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing, that I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of exceeding joy of which I taste; that they might also be born of God, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. ~ Alma 36:24

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tour of the Mesa Visitors' Center

Brought to you by Sister Kranendonk

Mesa Temple Visitors' Center
The Visitors' Center is a place for members to more easily share the gospel with their friends. People come here seeking for spiritual guidance and for their faith to be increased. When people can't go to the temple they come here. It is the next best place to go

This is my favorite room in the visitor center. It is so peaceful and quiet. The spirit can so easily be felt. I know that Jesus Christ has something to say to each of us each and every day. He needs to be a reality in our lives. We must pray and turn to the scriptures each and every day to strengthen that relationship. When they were starting to work on the visitor center the Christus statue came across the ocean on a boat and then on train to Arizona. The statue was so heavy and tall that the visitor center had to be built around the Christus statue. Just like the Visitor's Center our lives need to be built around Jesus Christ. 

Family Proclamation
Families truly can be together forever. I know that each of us have a divine nature. We are to become like our Heavenly Father. We best learn this within our families. Our families help to foster and develop Christlike attributes. I know this is modern scripture for our day. Heavenly Father has many patterns for us to follow. He has a pattern for the family. The pattern begins with a man and a woman being legally married. 

Children can be simply taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel really is so simple that even a child can understand it. 

South view from the Visitors' Center
Everything we do in the church should point us to Jesus Christ and getting to the temple. The temple is Heavenly Father's house. A place where we go to learn more about His plan. I know we can see glimpses of eternity there. This place is so sacred. We must prepare ourselves to go inside. Yes not everyone can go into the temple but we invite all to prepare themselves to go to the temple. It is a place we all need to go to often. 

Teachings of Modern Prophets
Prophets are evidence of our Heavenly Father's love for us. We can more completely follow our Heavenly Father as we follow His chosen servants, who have been called and blessed with the authority to act in His name. Prophets truly speak for our eternal gain. They help us to know who God and Jesus Christ are. I know prophets are there to lead and guide us. I know that Thomas S. Monson is truly the Lord's mouth piece on the earth. He truly has been called. I feel of the priesthood power that God has given to Thomas S. Monson. 

The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is truly the key stone of our religion. We have another witness of Christ. The Book of Mormon has been translated into more than 80 languages. It is much better to read the Book of Mormon in your own language. It is more meaningful to you. I know the Book of Mormon is what people need in their lives in order to know the truthfulness. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It was translated by a prophet of God. 

Moroni 10:4
The Book of Mormon comes with a powerful promise. If we but pray with sincerity and real intent we will come to know the truth. Every question or concern that we have in life can be addressed in the Book of Mormon. God has something to say to us each and every day. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It was translated by a prophet of God. 

God' Plan for His Family
I love taking people through God's Plan for His Family. It is a powerful experience for all who go through it. It can be a wonderful experience or can bring sorrow to those who see it. None of our families are perfect. But Heavenly Father will provide a way for us to have an eternal family. Those promises are always there for each of us. Don't ever think you have messed up so bad that you cannot have those blessings
Family Search
Family history work is such a neat experience. It can be kind of addicting. There is much work to be done for our ancestors who have gone before us. I know they are waiting for us. 

I hope you enjoyed your visit at the Visitors' Center today. I hope you felt the spirit and that your faith was strengthened and more centered in Jesus Christ.


   Sister Kranendonk

1 comment:

  1. I think this has got to be one of my most favorite posts!