Fall is Here
We are working more with the Sister missionaries in our ward. Also, we will be getting a set of Elders on Wednesday for the ward. That will be great. We attended a Ward Missionary Coordination meeting on Thursday and received an assignment to contact a couple of people. I was to meet one today, but she left before anyone could introduce us. However, we did have 6 investigators and 2 less actives who are all being currently taught at church today. The meeting was about the Book of Mormon and the talks were exceptional. I really liked them and the investigators did too. One of the investigators is Diane. I met with her for the 2nd time this week with the missionaries. They brought her to the office and we had lunch together. She is very sweet. She committed to live like a Mormon for a month and see how she felt. She even brought her inactive spouse with her today. He is from Idaho. Thursday we attended District Meeting and Dad had to leave early because of a phonecall, but I got to role play a missionary with Elder Taylor. He is really nice and we have been companions twice during roleplay. Friday we had a leadership training for zone and district leaders. Dad presented some car safety information and I helped make a lunch for them. It was a busy day. Tomorrow begins transfers. We take 2 to the airport (Dad and I get to take an Elder who finally got his VISA!) to go. That night we have a dinner honoring all those leaving to go home. Early Tuesday they go to the airport. Dad had to rent a U-haul for their luggage. Then transfers take place and the companionships leave for their new assignments. Then we all go to the airport in the afternoon to greet the new ("Golden") missionaries. Dad has to interview each one (we get 21) regarding driving privileges. I help in the kitchen to feed them. Then Wed. they get assigned to their companions. Then they leave and things calm down. We are so lucky to get to know all of these terrific young men and women. We are striving especially to work hard to make the Mission President's job easier so that he can focus on the things most essential for him.
It looks like we will permanently be serving in the Mission Office. The couple who were to work in the office arrived Friday and the President sent them up to the Hometown area and explained that his original intention was for them to work in the office, but they delayed their mission due to the marriage of a daughter so we were asked to step in and now we are trained and doing a good job, so they would receive a change of assignment. They seem to be very nice people who are just fine doing whatever they are asked to do by the President. We receive another Senior couple this coming Friday. They are from Logan area and will be working at the county courthouse filming records in Cape May, NJ.
Just a short testimony from me: I testify of the power of the book "Preach My Gospel". It is a wonderfully complete guide to missionary work and by using it I can see that it is truly inspired of God. We love our Mission!