Sunday, September 12, 2010

Swan Princess: A Testimony

Missionary work, like many facets of the gospel, can easily be related to our favorite movies. Swan Princess, a classic animated tale, is one such of these movies. While teaching an investigator, they might have trouble committing to baptism. Baptism is a time for a person's spirit to be merged to the true church, and it's teachings. Perhaps you have a female investigator who is struggling (Odett is her name) and you might find yourself thinking, "But what if Odett doesn't go for the merger?" Urge her!

And even if a person makes the fateful decision to stop taking discussions don't say "All these years of planning, wasted!" You did your duty to teach all those willing to listen to your message. There are still plenty of people waiting to hear that the true church has been restored who are sick of living their lives asking, "What else is there?"

While Jesus was on earth he taught that we should not be deceived in these last days. Teaching people that true happiness comes from following gospel teachings may be tough. Sin can look intriguing, but it's not what it seems. It's not what it seems! When a person becomes baptized, that's just the first step on a latter of commitment to God and to commit their time and talents to his church. One step is going through the temple to be endowed. I would hope they would utter these sweet words in their mind after making such a strong commitment. "For longer than forever I swear that I'll be true. I've made an everlasting vow to find my way to you." (The previous line of course refers to striving for eternal life). "For longer than forever, and with your love I'll never be alone." Swan Princess gives such inspirational words one might even testify of them from the pulpit. Which is fine with me! Just fine with me!


  1. Of course it relates to the gospel. Its by Richard Rich.

  2. This is quite possibly the best blog post I've seen in a loooong time.