Monday, April 25, 2016

Week of 18-24 April 2016

Another great week!  I so enjoy being able to attend the temple each week, we did family sealing's this past week, always sweet when you provide those sacred, eternal ordinances for loved ones.  having the Elders over for lunch on Tuesday is so enjoyable, it's our time to connect with them and work out families to help them with or visit those they feel we would be a blessing to them.  They are young and so full of the spirit of missionary work, they never stop.

Wednesday the 20th, we had our mission interview with Elder and Sister Van Orman who his is the assistant to the president and is over the senior missionaries.  A wonderful visit with them, talking about the needs, concerns and desires of our mission call.  Our little couple whom we read each Wednesday in the Book of Mormon had to cancel for a family activity and we had nothing else going so I was able to go to Syracuse Utah and watch my grandson in his track meet, he is a senior so this is his last year, I've been going for six years at his track meet.  He just submitted his mission papers and was sustained to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood last night at his stake priesthood meeting with his father with him.  He will be ordained an Elder sometime this coming week.  He has a cousin who is also preparing to submit his mission papers.  It's humbling to see our grandchildren serve the Lord and be worthy to do so.

We had our District training meeting on Friday 22nd with us doing the teaching on how to work with our stake and ward leaders.    It went very well, so well we never did get to the second part so that will be saved for our next time to teach.

Also on Friday afternoon we met with our couple who the husband is coming back into the church, we taught him the Restoration.  He is very knowledgeable and so humble and looking forward to being re-baptized.  That night, we visited our couple who are wanting another child, they had some news to share with us but also concerns.  Because of the nature of their situation I have chosen not to mention what they talked to us about.  We encouraged them to continue to attend church and go back to the temple as well as both of them receive priesthood blessings.  They are such a beautiful loving couple and just so desire to have more children.

We had Ray's daughter from San Antonio Texas come for a visit, well, it was to help her daughter clean out her dorm at BYU, finishing her first year and return home with her mom for the summer.  It was so wonderful having them with us for just a few days.

Sunday, we had another good meeting with the ward mission leaders along with the Elders and the Stake High Councilmen over missionary work.  It sure helps to have open communication with these ward leaders.  We were asked by the Elders to take over a family they have been visiting.  It's a mixed family with four children, and when they visit just the children are with the Elders, the parents opt out of being with them so it is their and our hopes with us being a bit older that we can encourage the parents to join in.  We will be using the church video's with the children and keeping the visits short.

The Lord's work continues to go forward.  We might get discouraged but I heard this yesterday, don't give up, the Lord isn't finished with him or her or you.  The gospel is true, Heavenly Father knows each of us, our  Savior does too and oh, how they love each of us.

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