Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017 Our Major Challenge

"And now I say unto you, all you that are desirous to follow the voice of the good shepherd, come ye out from the wicked, and be ye separate, and touch not their unclean things."
Alma 5:57

Last week was the Idaho Boise Mission's Zone Conferences 
and here are just a few of the highlights: 

 This Easter season, the Church is inviting the world to find the inner peace that comes from the life and teachings of the Savior Jesus Christ through its “Prince of Peace” initiative.

Appropriately timed to coincide with Holy Week—from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, April 9–16—the purpose of the “Prince of Peace” initiative is threefold:
  • Invite all to come unto Christ.
  • Learn principles of peace from the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
  • Share ways to find peace through the Savior.
We, in the mission, will be inviting all to come unto Christ and you can too!
Beginning March 31, visit the “Prince of Peace” website on to watch the 2:33-minute video illustrating the role of Jesus Christ as the “Prince of Peace,” and then invite others to do the same.
Jerome and Rupert Zone Conference
The Kimberly Stake Sisters provided a luncheon of baked potatoes, chili and apple crisp with ice cream and we sang "Called to Serve" in thanks!
Jerome and Rupert Zone Birthdays
 Jerome and Rupert Zone Volleyball competition
             Returning home with honor-                             Sister Loide Borja
             Elder and Sister Tafua, from Yuba City, CA
 New home for the Twin Falls Elders
Twin Falls South, Twin Falls North and Rupert Zones
  Twin Falls South Stake provided-waffles, bacon, sausage, and eggs...oh my!
 Twin Falls South, Twin Falls North and Rupert Zones at Shoshone Falls

 Elder and Sister Busath at Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls
 Boise East and Amity Zone Conference 
 Boise East and Amity Zone Birthdays
 The Amity Stake hosted the luncheon  

More volleyball competition between districts and zones
Bike found! On Elder Busath's desk?
Last but not least,Boise West and Boise North Zones
Boise West and Boise North Zone Birthdays
 Boise Central Stake Relief Society-corned beef and cabbage!
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                   Boise West Zone-1st Place
 Boise North Zone-2nd Place
 Spring has sprung and St. Patrick's Day did come!
Elders after my own Irish heart

Just a few of my own little leprechauns:

Andi looking for the pot of gold in the Emergency Room
Cale, Jett and Dax                                                  Sienna and Shelby

Lucky us-we just happened to run into two of our favorite Idaho Boise returned missionaries, Sister Kappel from Arizona and Sister Rabello from Utah.
Obedience with exactness!
We asked that our missionaries organize themselves and create a house of order.  

 Spring at the Boise Idaho Temple

Our major challenge is to live in the world without being of the world.
President Thomas S. Monson warns us that in this day in which we live, the flood waters of immorality, irresponsibility, and dishonesty lap at the moorings of our individual lives.  If we do not safeguard those moorings, if we do not have deeply entrenched foundations to withstand such eroding influences, we are going to be difficulty.  

So what can we do??? 

Watch the 187th Annual General Conference 
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!  

Conference provides an opportunity to receive personal revelation as living prophets give counsel and direction.

The general sessions for individuals and families will be Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2nd, at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. (MDT)

We will be watching conference, how about you?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12, 2017 Freedom of Choice

He gave commandments unto men, they having first transgressed the first commandments as to things which were temporal, and becoming as gods, knowing good from evil, placing themselves in a state to act, or being placed in a state to act.
Alma 12:31
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"Time is the raw material of life. Every day unwraps itself like a gift, bringing us opportunities to spin a fabric of health, pleasure, and content, and to evolve into something better than we are at its beginning. 
Since "less is best" these missionaries are "choosing" to declutter their apartment.
 March Mission Leadership Council 

 Fairfield, ID, where our one and only Missionary Leadership Support Senior Couple, 
Elder and Sister Tafua, have "chosen" to serve.





 On the road again to check out missionary housing possibilities
Fortunately the Visitor's Center is one of the few places where you can get cell phone service in all of Idaho City

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Verona Ward's Girl's Camp and Scout Camp Fund Raiser and Talent Show

On the Home Front
We chose to spend Saturday attending a bi-Stake Family Discovery Day learning more about searching for our ancestors

It seems to be true-spring has finally chosen to arrive!

          Lily choosing to laugh at her silly Daddy
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                                                         Thank heaven for little girls? Only time will tell. 
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Every passing instant is a juncture of many roads to our choice. Shall we do this or that? Go this way or that? We cannot stand still. Choosing between alternates in the use of time is evidence of one of the noblest of gods gifts-freedom of choice."
Thomas S. Monson

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