Sunday, March 30, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
This is a great story from our Calloway Elders, Elder Stokes and Elder Driskell. As a mission, we have been stressing the importance of having members of the Church at our teaching appointments with investigators. It provides an anchor for investigators, and they are more likely to progress in the gospel, and in keeping commitments. The Elders were on their way to an appointment, and they found a parrot in the parking lot, about to be pounced on by a cat. They couldn't just leave the parrot to be eaten! They picked up the parrot and looked for the owner, but to no avail. Not wanting to be late for their appointment, they decided to take the parrot with them. The parrot provided the important "how to begin teaching" moment when you first meet a new investigator when he said, "Hello, how are you doing?". It was a great intro, and the Elders said that the spirit was super strong during the lesson. They would like to add "Parrot present at lessons" to our teaching plan.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
What a special day for at least half of our mission. Those within an hour and a half drive to Tallahassee were able to get up very early, drive into Tallahassee and meet with Elder Ballard. What a privilege to be taught by an Apostle. Each missionary had the chance to shake his hand. Here we are ready for our special meeting.
Friday, March 7, 2014
We're grateful Elder Musgrave accepted a new assignment as Assistant to the President, and after transfers he knows it is a very BIG job! And, you're just the man for it. We appreciate all that Elder McPherson and Elder Musgrave do in preparation for transfers, during transfer week, and during every other big event going on in the mission. Great leaders, great teachers, and great examples.
This group of exceptional missionaries left for home this morning. I'm sure they are re-uniting with their families right about now. We will miss them dearly!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
We welcomed eight new missionaries into the Mission on Tuesday. We know they will contribute to the work in a BIG way! We picked them up, and most had to get through the night without their luggage which was left behind in Atlanta, Georgia because there was too much weight on the plane. But everybody was cheery, and just happy to get a good nights rest. We love our new Transfer training schedule which includes Wednesday for training new missionaries. A morning of finance, bike, car, and apartment training, and then a break for lunch at Genghis Grill.