Saturday, March 15, 2014

Act in Faith

"As we act in faith, we often find that the blessings from the Lord are different than we expected but much better than we imagined." Neil L. Andersen, "A Spiritual Work"

This week was Sister Bradshaw's birthday.  We love celebrating birthdays at the office.  The Elders and Sisters love it as well--we always share cake and Elder McOmber's ice cream.

Elder and Sister Bradshaw-a office couple
Elder Kropf is going home 2 weeks early for school.  He is an outstanding Elder.  All our Elders and Sisters are outstanding!
Sisters at the office
The Elders and Sisters like to take Elder McOmber's hat and try it on.  Many of the Elders like "McOmber Straps".  They are the garter straps that attach your socks to your shirt.  They help keep your shirt tucked in.  We get them from the military base.  One Elder even bought some for his brother who is going on a mission.
Last Week I had pictures of Elder Olson.  This is his very charming wife, Sister Olson(on the right).  Elder and Sister Barlow are leaving the same time as we leave (April 1).  Sister Barlow is teaching Sister Olson to  be the referral secretary  A mission office is very "fluid".  Always changing. Elder and Sister Whitaker are coming back to the office to help.  They worked in the office in 2012 at the beginning of our mission.  He was called as a bishop so they had to quit.  He has since retired and is in the stake presidency, so they can help out during the daytime. 
Our home for 2 years.  Elder McOmber is getting things ready to be taken home. 

"Each time you choose to try to live more like the Savior, you will have your testimony strengthened. You will come in time to know for yourself that He is the Light of the World.” —President Henry B Eyring
I love the story in 3 Nephi 17 where Jesus has come to the Nephites.  He says he is going to  the Father and to show himself to the lost tribes of Israel.  He looked around at the multitude and saw they were sad to see him go, so he was "filled with compassion towards them" and stayed and healed the sick and had mercy on them.  I think of this every time I  get impatient and want to get on with my list of thing to do.  I need to be more Christlike and have compassion and patience.


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