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Curtis' Mission

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Good Luck Elder Junk from Elder Tonks


"I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeeminence, positions, promotions, plaudits or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power. My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrafice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrty. I won't give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up and paid up for the cause of Christ. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. And when He returns for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My banner will be clear"

~ The author is unknown, but is believed to be a young pastor in Africa who was martyred for his faith in Jesus Christ.

2 Comments:

  • I've known of this for a long time now & really love it & find it inspirational

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:44 AM  

  • Hi, Elder. I'm a totally-unknown-to-you fellow member of the Church who has been doing some research on the wonderful quote usually called "The Fellowship of the Unashamed." I was pleased to see in your blog that you didn't ascribe it to President Eyring! You said, however, that the author was unknown: my research so far has led me to believe it was written by Dr. Bob Moorehead, the Pastor of Overlake Christian Church in Kirkland, Washington. Check out his book "Words Aptly Spoken" if you wish -- I haven't had time to read it for myself, but the passage is supposedly published there (according to Amazon.com). Am also trying to track down the rumor that the quote was in the possession of a (non-LDS) African martyr for the Christian faith at the time of his death, but haven't found anything to substantiate it yet. Whatever the source, I think it is an inspired and inspiring statement and wouldn't hurt any LDS soul, pre- on or post-mission to learn and live by. Hope this info helps!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:52 PM  

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