Pretty busy week… almost as busy as this next week is going to be!!! It's a real blessing to be able to work on transfers each week 6 of a transfer with President Snow and learn how revelation works and moving different missionaries around on the board to see what might work. It took forever to get everything straightened out with 10 new areas opening up and 30 trainee coming in. We have a net gain of 20 missionaries coming Wednesday! I felt like it was March Madness! If only we had revelation for filling out our brackets in March right? :) We finally were done at about 1:00 AM on Saturday morning.
Singing Called to Serve NLVM Style:)
Role Playing some introductions with some of the Temple Square Sisters who are new to our mission
Sister England took this shot in front of the church:
Me, Sawyer and the Sister Training LeadersSo Elder Sawyer and I and the MSTLs challenged the zones to break their zone records for all of the key indicators for a week. We said if any of them did, they could pie us in the face. Sadly for us, Paradise/East zone were the ones to do it. So today, we headed over to their zone to get pied. (I'll send the video later). It wasn't cool when the pie crust was in our ears and hair but it was for a good cause…
I guess ???:)
Paul got baptized this week! Elder Rockwood and I taught him when I was in my last area. He is the dad of a part member family that all started about a year ago when he ordered a Book of Mormon online because he has always been interested in studying every religion. All of his kids got baptized over the past year and he finally he did this week! He is one of the coolest guys I know!
Paul and Elder Rockwood in their white... ready for Paul's baptism
I've been thinking a lot about the Sabbath Day lately and the importance of keeping it holy. There isn't any fence sitters in Christ's church. You're either in or you're out. Keeping the Sabbath Day holy and going to church EVERY week, not when it is just
convenient for us, is so essential in being truly converted. Especially right now as the Apostles and general authorities have been making a push to teach this principle more to us. God is trying to tell us something by them doing that. One of my favorite scriptures that talks about the Sabbath is Isaiah 58:13. "If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:"
It's clearly written in the scriptures and told to us by modern prophets and apostles that this is important to the Lord! Remember what is says in Preach My Gospel, "When a community or nation grows careless in its Sabbath activities, its religious life decays and all aspects of life are negatively affected. The blessings associated with keeping the Sabbath day holy are lost."
There's always something more we can do to make our Sabbath more of a "delight"!
I love my mission!