I use this blog as my mission journal. From time to time I will post things that are relevant to our calling as Church History missionaries. This is one of those posts.
Vision Statement for the Church History Department in the Europe East Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
[Paul and Kathy Wheeler ~ April 6, 2017]
Our overall purpose is to increase and strengthen the testimonies of the members of the church in the Europe East Area that this is the Restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
· Expand awareness of the Church History Program among the members in the East Europe Area.
· Establish an efficient Records Preservation Center with a vision of looking in to the future for the generations of saints to come.
· Support the Area Church History Advisers in training and supervising their efforts.
· Develop projects that will stand as a witness of Jesus Christ .
These scenic gardens are near the palace of Peter the Great. Elder Francis M. Lyman (1840–1916) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles initiated plans to send missionaries to the Russian Empire. In 1903, while serving as president of the European Mission, Elder Lyman traveled to the Russian Empire and dedicated the land for the preaching of the gospel. He offered prayers in St. Petersburg and in Moscow on August 6 and 9, asking the Lord to bless the rulers of the land and the many peoples of the empire, “in whose veins the blood of Israel flows generously.” He also prayed that “the hearts of the sincere and honest might be turned to seek for the truth, and petitioned the Lord to send servants full of wisdom and faith to declare the Gospel to the Russians in their own language.”