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Curtis' Mission

Sunday, September 10, 2006

"One Link On A 100 Foot Chain"


"We have been teaching Paulo Eduardo like mad lately. We have been talking about the Plan of Salvation a lot with him and how this life is but a small moment as compared to the never ending eternity that is yet to come. I told him we need to do what is right because we only have "one link on a 100 ft. chain" to do so. He agreed and we marked his baptism for the 23rd of September. After he is baptized he will start polishing and shining the link of his life, if you know what I mean."


The Plan of Salvation

You lived with your Heavenly Father as one of His spirit children before you began your life on Earth. You were happy there, but God knew that you could not continue to progress unless you left Him for a time.

So He presented His plan—the plan of salvation. It allowed you to come to Earth, where you would gain a physical body and would have experiences that would help you to learn and grow. The purpose of the plan is to help you become more like Him.

Heavenly Father knew that while you were on Earth you would make mistakes—everyone does. So, as part of His plan, He provided a Savior, Jesus Christ, who would make it possible for sins to be forgiven, and for all people who accept His sacrifice to return to live with Heavenly Father.

The fact that you are living on Earth means that you accepted Heavenly Father’s plan and came here wanting to do all you could to receive all He has to offer.

The marvelous thing about Heavenly Father’s plan is that by following it, not only can you return to Him after you die—you can also find peace and happiness in this life.

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