Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Come, Come Ye Saints

 young men and women from all over the world
in the Salt Lake City East Mission
for one day
were pioneers
 unlike pioneers we had
sunglasses, sunscreen, good shoes,
full stomachs and and the knowledge it was for one day
 Elder Skinner. Elder Sanders. Elder Holden
 A small delay turns into an opportunity
to stretch and explore.

 It's morning here and we have energy for this day.
Our district (the district of Ammon)...with just a peek of Elder and Sister Carlston.
 This is more than a peek of our newlyweds!
 Like the pioneers...we have faith.
The kind of faith that enables us to lay down our lives of self-centeredness.
Eighteen months, two years, three years if you're the Eberhardts.
We have faith in Jesus Christ and His power to save, lift, and bless.
We have been blessed and we want to lift our brother and sisters who are searching.
Elder Carter is surfing the handcart...Westward Ho!

 This is my first ever friend named Shirley. I love her.
 Yup...I'm crazy for my missionary.
 Elder Holden about to get worked.
 Elder Hawton about to show us who's boss.
 Elder Sanders with Elder Hawton...they were companions not so long ago.
 President and Sister Eberhardt...they have what it takes.
Don't fool around with Elder Quinton...he'll spank you and send you home crying for your mama.
 Pretty soon the sisters will be pulling the handcarts up the trail on the right.
 We receive instructions and stories of faith.
 My darling girls---Sister Bowman, Sister Knight, Sister Aiasau, and Sister Masih in the cart.
 After the Sister's crested the hill we received love from our leaders.
"And should we die before our journey's through, Happy Day, All Is Well."

  1. Text: William Clayton, 1814-1879
    Music: English folk song

1 comment:

  1. I was cleaning out my inbox and noticed an email from you regarding a missionary blog. How did I miss this?!! I am loving reading about your experiences!