Thursday, February 27, 2014

district meeting and a transfer

The lovely couple with the white hair are the Eberhardt's. They are the mission presidents of the Utah Salt Lake City East Mission. The rest of those happy faces belong to the full time missionaries working in our district.

This work is filled with the spirit. We are happy and moderately busy. Basically we not only reach out, but we assist those who have missionary leadership roles within our stake.

This work plays up to every weakness I have as well as many strengths. I am learning as I go.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Missionary Fun

If you’re not a full-time missionary with a missionary badge pinned on your coat, now is the time to paint one on your heart—painted, as Paul said, “not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God.”
Elder Neil L. Andersen

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hastening the Work of Salvation

"Have faith. The Lord can magnify the words you speak and make them mighty. God doesn’t ask you to convert but rather to open your mouths."—Dieter F. Uchtdorf

We have just completed week four of our mission the first week being spent in the MTC. I am praying to be ready and worthy of this assignment. We met with the Stake Presidency today with the Elders assigned to our stake. It was a helpful and productive meeting. We have much to do.

This week we had a zone conference and also a dinner invitation with a group of friends that have been gathering for the past 23 years. Our host, Don and Diane Adamson, have a desire to follow the council of our prophet and wanted us to speak to their friends about hastening the work.

a small thank you for the hosts

The dinner was lovely and the friends were very helpful in giving us feedback as to what their idea of effective missionary work looks like. We exchanged many ideas and the spirit in that home was sweet and positive.

 a zone conference activity

We also attended a zone conference this week. It was helpful to watch the missionary's gather and teach each other. The Elders and Sisters are very positive with each other. I love to picture my sons and brothers in those various roles teaching and being instructed. After the meeting our district met at our home for lunch. We served a baked potato bar with salad, clementines, and cinnamon heart candies. There were a total of ten of us here at our home.

Elder and Sister Carlston--senior missionary's in our district

Today we attended the 8th ward YW and passed around our CARE FOR THE ONE bracelets. The YW had a great spirit in their room and it felt so good to testify of Christ. I sang a song to them about missionary work...the same song I sang to the Primary last week. I am enjoying this call to serve so much. My companion is the best.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Holladay 28th Ward Primary

there you were
bright shiny faces
kind and caring

there you were
the photo on the back wall
we are His