Friday, January 11, 2013

Day 6

Our final day of training started with our meeting with inactives.  We spent 15 minutes role playing the inactive couple and then 15 minutes as the missionaries.  In the afternoon we did the same, only we were either teaching or being taught.  It was an interesting experience, as it made us think more about our inactive friends and what would be their needs and how we could help them return to activity.  Lots of food for thought!!!  As we finished with our "Preach My Gospel" training, we realize it was a week of being encouraged to go out of our comfort zones and extend ourselves in teaching, testifying and committing.  There were anxious moments but we found that if we relied on the Spirit, our fears would recede and a path would open up to voice our feelings and testimonies.  Mom was and is a wonderful companion. 
  • We need to forget ourselves and get to work
  • When we step out on a mission the Lord will step in
  • JOY:  We have the Lord as our second companion
  • It is the times when we step out of our comfort zone that we grow the most.
  • Teach people not lessons planned
Today we parted with many new found friends who are going to all parts of the world, all of whom are nervous but anxious about the new experiences they will have.  I (Dad)tried to make a list of the parts of the world these missionaries are being sent to serve:
Iceland, Brazil, Iowa, Detroit (inner-city), LA, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Puerto Rico, Chile, Hawaii, London, Vanuatu, Halifax, Oklahoma, Finland, Peru, Pennsylvania, Manhattan, Scotland, Malaysia, Paraguay, The Bronx,Madagascar, Philippines, Moscow, Zimbabwe and UTICA. Can you just imagine all these senior missionaries being sent to all these areas of the world?  And all want to make a difference in the lives of souls who don't know they "hunger" for the truth.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is a free day....we can sleep in....oh how wonderful.  We plan to go to either the Provo or Timpanogas Temple and then hope to meet up with my long lost cousin.  Sunday our MTC District has Sacrament Meeting at 7:30 AM.
The most important lesson I (Dad) learned this week comes from (I Nephi 25:26)----
"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ,
we prophesy of Christ, and we write of Christ, ... 
that our children (grandchildren) may know to what source they may
look for a remission of their sins.
We hope by our serving a mission in our aging years, that our children and grandchildren will know that we love our Savior and that we hope our example will bless them all.

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