Friday, September 23, 2011

And the winner is .....

We have been really busy this past few days with the arrival of our new missionaries. We are so happy to finally have them here. We went from 45 to 62 in one week. This transfer effected almost the entire mission. We are so thankful to have all of them here. When you stop to realize how this great work unfolds, it is most humbling to know that the hand of the Lord is involved. To have all of these young missionaries come from all over the world at this time in this place is not by happen stance. In the beginning when we lived with our Heavenly Father, we all chose to follow Him. Not the adversary. We all kept our first estate, chose to come to earth and gain a physical body and to learn to walk by faith. As I look at all of their pictures on the wall, I wonder what it would be like to see them as their Spirit and to see just how old they are. We can see them physically sure, but to see them Spiritually I think we would marvel at just how long each of them have waited to come here to the earth to complete Heavenly Fathers plan. The facts that surround this "gathering" of people is staggering. 62 different individuals, 9 different countries. At least 10 different language's. Family circumstances that in most cases would bring tears to your eyes. And all of the events that would lead all of these servants to the same place at the same time to do this work. It's not by chance. It is by the power of the Priesthood that created this earth. It is by the love and kindness of a Heavenly Father who loves his children and knows them all by name and blesses their lives as they serve Him. We are so blessed to be able to serve here with all of these wonderful saints. We have had general elections this past few days. It has been very exciting to say the least. Elections in Africa are a life changing experience. We have had several of our missionaries in lock down due to the fact that they really have to be careful with the locals and how they react to the events of the day. We are all fine. We have been blessed. I am sure many of our Elders & Sisters will have lots to write home about in the next few days. We are on the move again. It seems like we just get home long enough to wash our clothes and pack them up again and were off. We will head back over to Malawi on Tuesday for 10 days. We have new areas to look at and several meetings. We love you all. We hope you liked the pictures. We look forward to sending you more. Remember, we have room for all of you. Come and serve with us. We need you.



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