Adrianna Plemons Completes Mormon Mission

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - by Dr. Lisa Williams

Adrianna Plemons of Ringgold recently returned home from serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She served for 18 months in the Utah Logan Mission, which included assignments in the cities of North Ogden, Hyrum, Logan and in Franklin, Id. 
 
"I wish I could put into words how grateful I am to God for this mission,” Ms. Plemons said.  “I loved being able to wake each morning knowing that I could share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I loved teaching about the Restoration – about the love that God has for us– that ‘God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).'"
 
Of Heavenly Father’s plan for us, the late Elder N. Eldon Tanner of The First Presidency said, “Through being the Son of God, living a sinless life, shedding His blood in the garden, sacrificing Himself on the cross and being resurrected, our Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement available to all mankind.  When we learn the truth and power of those facts, our hearts are filled with love for God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ, and we ever want to thank God for His plan and love in our behalf.  It is the greatest story and message God can give us – to let us know the reality of the Atonement and then how we can make it fully effective in our lives in order that we can return to live with Him.  Our Heavenly wants us to come home." 

"I know that Jesus Christ is the only way back to our Heavenly Father,” Ms. Plemons said.  “And so, I made up my mind that I wanted to be a disciple, or follower, of Jesus Christ – that I also wanted to invite others to come unto Christ and live, that they, too, might have joy."
 
As Elder Tanner said, “It is not sufficient to believe only, but we must also obey the laws and prove by our works and by keeping the commandments that we are worthy of the saving blessings of the Lord’s atonement.”
 
“With faith and diligence, through Jesus Christ, we can make it back,” Ms. Plemons said.  “We just need to do our part and know there are good things ahead.  Our Heavenly Father knows us by name.  He loves us.  He cares about us.  Jesus is the Christ, the only Begotten Son of God.  I bear testimony of this and invite all to come unto Him and be saved.”
 
Ms. Plemons is the daughter of Lebron and Andrea Plemons, and the sister of Tyler and Benjamin Plemons.



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