The Missionaries Will Teach...
Members of the Church are blessed with the opportunity to serve others.
In fact, part of the covenant you make when you are baptized is to perform
service. This entails understanding the physical and spiritual needs
of others, and giving of your time, energy, and money to help them.
Jesus said that when you are in the service of your fellow human beings you
are in the service of God. Jesus came to earth to serve others, and it
should be our goal to become like Him.
Soon after baptism, new members receive "callings" from their priesthood
leaders. A calling is a specific responsibility in the Church.
All of the work done in the church is voluntary and nobody is paid for the
service they perform. After members have accepted a calling, the
calling is announced in Church meeting and the members present are
given the opportunity to sustain and pledge support to the person in his or
her calling. We are also given a special priesthood blessing and set
apart for the callings we accept. The Church needs the talents and
abilities of everybody to perform a wide variety of callings. We
should accept the callings we are offered and work hard to be successful in
these duties. Faithfully performing the duties of our callings helps us to
grow in faith, increases our talents, and gives us many other blessings.