Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Devotional, Let the Spirt do the Talking, and.....The Missionary work will never end!!!!


First off.... whoever didn't watch the Christmas devotional last night, I would invite you to REPENT!!  :D :D :D  That's one of the happiest words we have as a missionary.   I know if you watch it, your perspective on how cute little primary kids are when they're all singing together to Elder Nelson, will be magnified, and you'll be forever grateful for the particle of faith shown to go watch that delightful video!  :) It'll change your life.

Wow so many more things have happened this week... I LOVE being a zone leader... We had our first zone leader training meeting, and it was one of the best moments I've had on my mission so far.  Seeing these 32 missionaries, under our ministry and responsibility, was truly touching as we sang, "Dear To the Heart of the Shepherd." I truly felt my Savior's love for them.  We taught a good 20 minutes on just the simplicity of what we teach. Faith and repentance!  It relates to everything we doo! Oh whoops I did a typo... doo... I better show some faith now that I've realized my imperfections, and show forth a desire to improve so that my perspective can change! 'do'. There. Now I can feel more confident at typing, and I'll be able to have a more firm faith in the enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and how I can tackle bigger words, like SUCCESSFUL, because that's how the zone conference went!

As we finished the meeting, we gave some concluding thoughts... I have never felt as much as a conduit of the spirit.  They truly were not my words, and they just kept on coming out!  It's incredible what the mixture of the 3 wanna be missionary words do when they get mixed together.  When you LOVE those you serve, you do your BEST. When you're doing your BEST out of LOVE, the SPIRIT takes over. It's a great feeling, when you have a surety of knowledge, that everything you say, is exactly what Christ would have you say... I've been so humbled this week, and I'm incredibly grateful for the many chances that I've had to change my life! Ahh time's a going quickly, but something else great happened,   We had a FANTASTIC lesson with three new investigators at the Stake President's house.  Ahh I just love how the spirit takes over! (Then right after, it gives you a slap in the face of how much better you can become).  Needless to say, I'm slapping myself back into shape this week! We also got called to give talks on Friday night for Sunday in the YSA Ward.  I don't know how to explain it, but literally again, fifteen minutes flew by on the pulpit! The spirit is the best teacher, and the more I simply get out of the way of it's teachings, the more effective of a missionary I've become. It's always been there, it just needs more and more attention!   Miracles are happening!  We're having a blast, working out hard, and praying that it snows!!

I LOVE being a missionary! The great thing is, it never has to end!  Just the name tag part. ...and the suits. ...and the shoes.  ...and the North Carolina barbecue! 
That's about it though. I love y'all so much!!  I'll talk to some of you soon on Christmas!

Love, Elder Langford


  1. Dearest member,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences as a righteous missionary and emissary of the Lord. Elder Nelson's loving example so inspired me at the Christmas devotional that I used him as an example for my own family. I have written about this experience on my new "blog" here: