We also had the missionaries break into groups and answer the question, "Why do we strive to be exactly obedient?" It was a fantastic discussion afterwards as they shared scriptures about how we are blessed because of our obedience. They also came to realize that as we choose to be more obedient we are fighting off the natural man and becoming more like Christ. It is also one more way to show our level of conversion, and to live a more consecrated life. They began to really realize that as we keep the commandments and the rules of the missionary handbook, we are allowing the Lord to bless us more. It was such a great discussion. I love the insights the missionaries always have to share.
We also spoke to them about the transition in 2 weeks when President and Sister Keung arrive to lead this great mission, and reassured them of our witness that they have been called of God at this time. I know some of them have a little anxiety about it, but many said they have just had a peaceful feeling that it will be good, for which I am so thankful! I know the Keung's will be such a blessing and I am excited for them to come have this experience and serve with these amazing missionaries.
Steve and I each took a little time to just share with them some things from our heart, and then we had a testimony meeting which is always powerful! I wish everyone could hear a missionary testimony meeting. There is such a strong spirit there. And I love seeing missionaries grow in their faith and testimony. We had some share their testimonies who when they first came out were so shy and nervous, and to see them stand and boldly declare what they know is quite a miracle! That is truly one of the coolest parts about our calling!
We are so grateful for this experience and privilege to lead these missionaries and be part of this great work. It is a time we will always cherish!
|Our Bow River, Confederation Park, Fish Creek and Foothill Zones|
|Missionaries signing my tablecloth!|
|Sister Ziegner bought me German chocolate!|
|Our 2 elders from Spain-Elders Isern and DelMolino|
|Our Calgary, Calgary North, and Calgary West Zones|
|Our Lethbridge East, Medicine Hat, and British Columbia Zones|
|Our Lethbridge and Cardston Zones|