Sunday October 6, 2013 183rd Semi Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
April 6, 1830 6 members of the Church
Today 15 million
There are currently 80,000+ Elder Busath and I serving as full time missionaries all over the world
It's an exciting time to help hasten the work
The Church hymn "Called to Serve" had our Senior Missionary District up and out of their seats singing along with the audience :0
The second session of Sunday, October General Conference was spent at the Mission Home with our Mission President, his wife, and our Senior Missionary District.
My favorite statement at conference, although there were many:
"What is said is not as important as what I hear and what I feel." Elder Hales
Our blog just wouldn't be the same if we failed to include a few of our furry friends here in Florida.
Elders Childs, Packard and Busath in front of their home in Belleview,
which is actually located in a retirement community.
Just passing by the Mission Office entry on his way to dinner. In Florida we don't have lions, and tigers and bears, oh my, we have lizards and gators and snakes.
Getting ready to say good bye to another early departing sister. I wish I could report that we have finally been able to retain all that have been called to serve, but as we all know there needs to be opposition in all things :(
The moon sees me.
The moon sees the ones that I want to see.
So God bless the moon and God bless me, and God bless the ones that I want to see.
Someone once told me that the crescent on the moon is different here in the East coast than on the West coast. I don't know if that is really true, but if you happen to be an astrology nut please let me know.
Oooh, ahhh. I just love brand new apartments, don't you?
The apartment in Titusville for our new senior couple Elder and Sister Hansen from Utah.
Sister Pike, assigned to the Cocoa Ward,
making the finishing touches in preparation of the Hansen's arrival.
Elder Nielson and Elder Busath moving furniture-they say practice makes perfect!
Elder Busath giving detailed instructions to Sister Brown (and Elder Nielson) about the correct way to assemble the table.
The infamous kitchen table and chairs we discovered on a trip to Celebration, Florida
Sister Pike and Sister Brown, our happy helpers :)
Yours truly, Sister Nielson, Sister Pike and Sister Brown-the move in crew
(Any advise on how to take a picture of a General Authority discreetly?)
Welcome Elder and Sister Hansen!
Elders Collins, Ellis, Busath, Clark, and Moli. Fortunately for us, the Elders "in the green T shirts" arrived just in time! We were attempting to load up the trailer (yes again) with all the furnishings for another apartment we were to set up next week for the Semoran Elders and we were struggling to dig through everything, just the two of us, and find what we needed. The Elders had just returned home from a Orange County Service Project and were ready and willing to offer a helping hand.
Okay so another random picture-McDonald's in Orlando-I wish I could have gotten a better picture for you to see, but Elder Busath refused to stop in the middle of traffic and cause a traffic jam!
Sorry, but it's true, as Senior Missionaries on the run we rarely have time to cook so we do in fact live on McDonald hamburgers with an occasional salad from Wendy's. Healthy, no, but maybe that is why they limit senior missionaries service at 23 months.
We were recently reminded of a statement once made by President Lorenzo Snow,
"It is the business of those who profess to be engaged in God's work to move on, to go forward...So long as there remains a step forward to be taken, that step should be taken."
He went on further to say, "Well, I say to one and all, move on! move on and see the salvation of the Lord, and not stand still."
Well as advised we would love to stay and chat, but we can't stand still we have to "move on".
It's transfers next week with 19 missionaries and 5 VISA Waiters due to arrive on Monday so we have more work to do!
Thanks for stopping by...see you later alligator!