Monday, January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015

So, another week has passed and here we are again on P-day.  We update our journals and I forward mine to our three daughters to read.  Hopefully our fourth daughter has been aware of our journey all along but she is probably also anxiously engaged in the work in the spirit world. 

Today we have freezing rain so we probably won't be venturing outside.  
After church yesterday I was thinking about our calling as "Member and Leader Support" missionaries, and we sometimes wear many different hats - so to speak.  Our Brooklyn Park Branch had its semi-annual branch conference and we had many stake officers visit. Our branch president had asked us to come up with a special musical number, so we got together a small choir and we sang a nice arrangement of "I Feel My Savior's Love" during sacrament meeting.  It was a good and growing experience for several participants in the branch and we felt good about it.  

On Saturday afternoon we attended the baptism for Adam.  He had been investigating the church for about a year, but told us that he had been searching for the truth for thirty years.  It was a sweet experience to witness him enter the waters of baptism and see him glow with happiness.  Yesterday Elder Lewis had the privilege of confirming him and giving him the gift of the Holy Ghost.  

Last night we had yet another "last supper" together.  It's a tradition that we have breakfast for dinner and this time it was french toast.  I think I made 26 pieces and also lots of bacon, sausage and hash brown potatoes.  Not one crumb was left.
We had fun.
Elder M is leaving us.  We will miss him but he will
enjoy new areas, new experiences and new growth.

We are thankful that he has spent 1/4 of his mission with us.

No explanation needed here.  

Last Wednesday we attended a dinner in the mission home.  
We said goodbye to three senior couples and hello to two.  
The food was delicious and the company was even better.

There are no words to express the feeling we have for these wonderful people.  All we can say is that everyone should try to serve a senior mission.  The rewards are much greater than the sacrifices and we are so very grateful for the opportunity 
and for everything we have experienced.

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