"You can have what you want or you can have something better."
Jeffrey R. Holland
It was "transfer time" once again on Monday.
Now that the weather is getting warmer it seems that our missionaries prefer to "meet and greet" outside in the Mission Office parking lot before they pick up and set off with their new companions on to a new adventure.
As I stated earlier it was transfer time and as a result oftentimes we have to "whitewash" an area and place Sister Missionaries where Elders once were. Well long story short, the apartment that the sisters had recently been assigned had been occupied by Elders for a very, very, very long time. They needed some help to de-clutter and the Assistants and the Elders who had previously lived in the apartment, along with their new companions, really stepped up, rolled up their sleeves and made the sister's new home SHINE!
We received a call requesting a new bed for one of our Sister Missionaries.
Over the course of time the box spring slates had broken and the bed now slipped from the bed frame making a good night sleep near impossible. With the help from a neighbor and a few well placed aluminum splints the box spring was good as new. Sweet dreams!
On Thursday the Mission President held a special training session for all of our District Leaders, Zone Leaders and Sister Trainer Leaders-the "cream of the crop"
in the Idaho Boise Mission.
"ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK". People speed through the parking lot very much like
the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.
"I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!Unfortunately two of our sister missionaries were involved in a minor fender bender this week when someone behind them failed to come to a complete stop. No injuries were reported and the driver left the scene with well wishes and a copy of the Book of Mormon.
Our grandson, Dax, had a baseball game on one of our free nights so who could resist a ballpark hot dog and watching him slide safely into home plate.
Our oldest daughter, Andi, also had a birthday so we shouted hooray and helped her celebrate with cake and ice cream and of course watching her blow out her birthday candle after making a wish.
Well one of Andi's wishes was to remove the couch upstairs in the loft to prepare for some bedroom renovations-done!
Word on the streets is that it really is spring in Idaho and my daffodils and tulips have finally been convinced. The weather was so nice this weekend that we even went so far as to construct a raised bed garden in hopes of fresh vegetables in the future. However, we were strongly counseled to not even think about planting until after Mother's Day so we must be patient yet again.
"May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong!"
President Thomas S. Monson
Among many of the things that we learned today; as of December 2015 there are currently over 15 million members of the Church, 418 Missions, over 257,000 converts, and 74,079 full time missionaries currently serving! Our Prophet also announced that four new temples were to be built; in Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Brazil and Peru. His work is hastening!
It's difficult to pick out just one talk out of all the amazing conference addresses the past two days and call it my favorite, but listening to the Prophet and then hearing the closing comments from Apostle, Jeffrey R. Holland, make it impossible.
I will say that Elder Holland tells it like it is, without any sugar coating.He addresses modern problems attacking sin but uplifting and enlightening the sinner. He is truly inspired and gives counsel that is needed exactly when it is needed. Basically he speaks to my heart each and every time and I love and appreciate him more than I can express.
"Keep Loving. Keep Trying. Keep Trusting. Keep Believing. Keep Growing.
Heaven is Cheering You On Today, Tomorrow and
Have a wonderful week and just remember:
The great thing about the gospel is that we get credit for trying, even if we don't succeed. Jeffrey R. Holland