Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Our little Davy Crocket is going to be awesome. When we dropped him off, he seemed very excited in his own quiet way. After he was set apart last night by the stake president, he bore his testimony that the Gospel is true. We were the first to hear his testimony as a missionary. We pray that all who hear it will have open hearts so that the Spirit can testify of the truthfulness of the message.
We will let you know what his address is when we get it from him. He would love letters, pictures, packages (you know, the brown paper ones that are tied up with string), etc. We, his family, would like to thank you for supporting him in this way.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
We are all so proud of him. Despite watching Law and Order right now, he has been faithfully preparing everyday. He is going to be such a wonderful missionary!
~Special shout out to Stephanie! We can't wait to see you tomorrow! Dave and Mom are busy making all the candy ;) Good luck with finals Sis!!!! LUV YA!!!!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
- The Keys of Moses- the keys of Missionary Work and the Gathering of Israel
- The Keys of Elias- the keys that what is sealed on Earth will be sealed in Heaven
- The Keys of Elijah- the keys to perform temple work
It made me so excited because missionary work and temple work are so intertwined. I am able to go to Brazil and bring people into the fold of God with the keys that Moses restored. When they are baptized, their baptism will be legitimate in heaven because of the keys that Elias restored. After a while these people and their families will be able to go to the temple and get sealed as a family for all Eternity, husband to wife, parent to child :-D. (All this insight is from the Temple President, so I can't really claim it as my own). I had such a wonderful experience at the temple, especially with all my family there.
Oooh oooh yeah. Also on Tuesday I was in Provo, and my sister Stephanie and I were able to go to the Temple baptistry, and I was able to officiate in the baptisms with her!! It was such a wonderful experience.
Well all this talk about the Temple makes me grateful that my parents are sealed together for all eternity and I am eternally sealed to them. That which was lost is back on the Earth today, and I am so excited to share that message :-D
Thursday, August 27, 2009
K, so breaking news! (drum roll please).....I got my itinerary! I leave from the Idaho Falls Airport on December 29 at 9:10. Everyone's welcome to come see me for one last time before I turn into one hott RM.
I have sooo much to do.
*apply for vista*
*take a long hot shower for the last time in 2 years*
*flush toilet paper all I want*
*go to the temple!*
*get all my clothes (are you aware of how darn hard it is to get a short sleeve white shirt)*
*tell Courtney how amazing she is*
By the way, does anyone have any suggestions for fleas and deadly mosquitoes?
Also, is ring worm really as bad as people say?
Peace out! (P.S. yes, this is Courtney writing!)
On Thursday August 10 I got my mission call in the mail. Unfortunately this was the same day as my Great Grandma's funeral, who passed away at the age of 95. She was an awesome lady and I will remember her for great sense of humor and her joyful attitude.
One good thing about this was that all my siblings and some of my cousins were there to see me open my mission call letter. I was certain I would be sent stateside so when I saw the word "Brazil" I was flabbergasted.
We had a world map up on the kitchen wall to put all our guesses. Max won so we were supposed to buy him a milkshake, but I don't really think he ever believed I would actually buy him a milkshake :-P. Instead we went to Rupe's and each payed for our own.
Welll there is tons of stuff to do before December 30 so I have to go!