Missions are Fun
Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010
A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.
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Our Mission Scriptures
Our Mission Scriptures:
"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)
" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tr La La La La La La--Yeah, sure.
Yesterday we received in the mail a packet from the Church containing a bunch of music books with how to conduct and play the keyboard. The letter began, "With your music skills, you may want to . . . WHAT? We looked at each other and asked, "What in the world did you put down in your missionary papers?" Neither one of us is very musically inclined in the least--especially me--zilch, nada, zero, etc. (except Elder Blain can carry a tune and actually sang in the choir--he says he did NOT give them that information), so maybe we marked a box wrong and they think we'd know what to do when musical talents are needed. Yeah, we do know what to do--run away, suddenly become ill, point to someone else, act deaf, or muddle through it so terribly they'll never ask again. Actually, it would only take starting a song and they'd ask us not to muddle through it. Being out of your comfort zone is always part of a mission, but this is so waaaaay out that we might not survive. (I'm laughing and hoping this is all a big mistake).