As most of y'all are aware, this mission has been authorized for the use of ipads. It has been mentioned and talked about for long time and now the day is finally here. The ipads are going to be distributed throughout the mission this week. I both excited and nervous. This is a large responsibility that we have been given. We have the trust from the Brethren and also from God. I have never had a greater sense of accountability.
Last week we had a training meeting about how to safely and properly use the ipads. Elder Zwick of the Seventy was there with Brother Hemingway, the director of proselyting. A lot of it was guidelines and obedience. One thing that stuck out to me was when Elder Zwick talked about the ipads as just another tool the Lord has given us to do His work. The ipad does not replace anything, but simply adds to our tool kit. We are not becoming "ipad missionaries". Instead we are utilizing all the resources we have to fulfill our missionary purpose and to hasten the work of salvation. We are becoming "Full Purpose Missionaries". Another things that stuck out was how we need to have our purpose written on the "fleshy tables of the heart" (2 Corinthians 3:3). Much like the Gospel was written on tables of stone, it needs be engraved upon our hearts.
I look forward to this new chapter of my mission. It is awesome to be a part of this great work. Next email may say something like "sent from elder price's ipad".
And behold, there were divers ways that he did manifest things unto the children of men, which were good; and all things which are good cometh of Christ; otherwise men were fallen, and there could no good thing come unto them.
Wherefore, by the ministering of angels, and by every word which proceeded forth out of the mouth of God, men began to exercise faith in Christ; and thus by faith, they did lay hold upon every good thing; and thus it was until the coming of Christ.
The Lord has divers ways he manifests things unto his children. I now that these ipads are just one of those ways.