helping a freind
By sad
1/18/2012 1:10:10 PM
my friend turned in her mission papers but had a date night with her bf and he touched her inappropriately and shes scared she wont be able to serve her mission..any advice please?? shes my best friend and i dont know what to say to her.


Go to the bishop.    
"Many missionaries (I have many friends who have told me so) after turning in their papers have felt guilt over things that happened in their relationships. They went to the Bishop and talked to him and he helped them. Often it wasn't anything to postpone their mission but you can't serve the Lord to your full potential until you heal the guilt and pain. That comes with being honest and confessing. The Bishop will be able to help her to put it in the past, become new, and feel worthy again to preach the Gospel."
posted at 15:10:56 on January 18, 2012 by iamstrong

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