Sunday, September 14, 2014

Only Way to Say It - Interviews!

This brave elder had his appendix removed.  His companion acted with kindness and wisdom.
We are grateful for the successful outcome!  We are blessed.
And, by the way, this is the second missionary to have an appendectomy
since we've come on our mission.  Both turned out well.
Blessed again.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Polished Apartments



Back to Interviews

Another Elder Completes His Service

Well done, Elder!
Your future is bright.  We love you.

Mission Leadership Council

What happens at Mission Leadership Council?
We start with Sister Training Leaders and lunch.  The discussion begins with someones favorite scripture and why it's a favorite and what it teaches.  That's pretty powerful! 
1 Corinthians 9:24
"Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain."
As a person runs distance, there is a time that fatigue seems insurmountable and quitting seems like a probable option, when a runner hits "the wall."
But runners push through the desire to quit and they keep picking up and putting down their
heavy feet until they surpass the fatigue. 
The reward is the runner's high.  They feel like they can go on indefinitely.
Liken this to missionary work.
"So run, that ye may obtain."
All of Mission Leadership Council comes for dinner and after meets together while
President McDonough interviews each companionship.
The Assistants ask about changes that have happened since and because of the last MLC.
It was a powerful, Spirit-filled MLC.
The Savior had a clear idea of His purpose at all times.
Having a clear vision of your purpose allows you to use your time wisely.
The Law of Sacrifice is giving up things you really enjoy.
sleeping past 6:30 AM, laziness, most music, disobedience 
to get the Spirit a little more into your day.
It's worth it.
We can do this!

Monday, September 1, 2014

OK! Interviews It Is

Off we go!
We leave for faraway parts of our mission on Wednesday evening after sending off some of our best missionaries that morning.
After a lot of laundry, a quick pick up of the house, packing and trying to remember what I wasn't supposed to forget, we hit the road for a peaceful nighttime drive.
Next morning we drive up closer to the nethermost reaches of our mission 
and spend the day with the marvelous missionaries working so hard in that area.
We are so blessed!
 Missionaries are happy to receive a Special Issue of the
Ensign Magazine talked about during Zone Conference.