Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Birthright blessings - August 19, 2013

Hola Todos,
On Tuesday we had Zone Conference and it was super powerful.  We really focused on teaching the Plan of Salvation with power and authority.
How many members of the lost tribes have been gathered?  (see Article of Faith 1:1) 
Well in order to answer that question, you need to understand who the lost tribes are.  When the house of Israel split and the 10 tribes went north, only Judah and Benjamin stayed behind.  That makes all of the other tribes the lost ten tribes.  Which means that Ephraim and Manasseh are most definitely lost tribes.  So, about 14 million members of the lost 10 tribes of Israel have been found when they were baptized into the fold of God. 
Read this article in the Guide to the scriptures to learn more about the House of Israel and our role in the last days: Israel. Pay particular attention to the last paragraph underneath the Twelve Tribes of Israel.  This describes what the role of Ephraim is in the latter days.  If you read Deuteronomy 33:13-17, you will realize that this work is the work of the Tribes of Joseph, which means that it is not just Ephraim but also Manasseh.  As members of the Tribe of Joseph, we have the responisbility and the birthright to share the gospel with all of the world.
This is what we are trying to teach all of our members.  Let me know if you have any ideas or scriptures that we can share to help our members understand their birthright. 

Let me know if you have any stories or experiences sharing the gospel.
Now is the time of the hastening of the work and it is time to Wake the Sleeping Giant of the 14 million latter day saints.  Imagine how great the church would grow if every single member of the church brought one soul unto Christ.  Now imagine how great it would grow if every Latter Day saint brought many souls unto Christ.   Will you accept your birthright? 
Will you invite your friends to come unto Christ?
Hurrah for Israel!
Hermana Julie Anna Sanchez

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