Saturday, June 24, 2017

New Missionary Meeting

On Friday we met with the 6 new missionaries and their trainers at the Scarsdale Chapel.  I had a sweet confirmation of the Spirit that each of these missionaries are with the right companion at this time.  At the beginning of the meeting they stand and tell one thing they have learned about their companion and what they love about them.  They have only been serving together for about 10 days at this point.  It is so fun to hear what they say and how they build and strengthen one another.  This group is full of faith.  They were sharing miracles from this past week, talking about stepping out of their comfort zone, opening their mouths, talking to everyone, giving out copies of the Book of Mormon and inviting all to Come Unto Christ.
  They are awesome!

What a blessing it is to testify of the Savior.

"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will 
I confess also before my Father which is in heaven."  
~Matthew 10:32

They are all so can see the light in their eyes!  
The happiest people I know live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, I will impart unto you of my Spirit, 
which shall enlighten your mind, which shall fill your soul with Joy."
~D&C 11:13

I LOVE my companion

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Missionaries and Transfers!

 Six new missionaries joined us Monday afternoon, 4 Sisters, and 2 Elders.  They are awesome!  It is always fun to watch them walk through the doors of the airport.  They are filled with excitement and some trepidation of the unknown.  We love them instantly.  That evening is always special as we gather in the mission home for a testimony meeting.  The living room of the mission home has become very sacred to me.  Thousands of missionaries have sat in that room and testified of what they know to be true.  The spirit comes in abundance every time.  I am trying to never take for granted the privilege of being with these missionaries and watching them grow, stretch and learn.

"Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation."
D&C 31:3

Elder Turley
Elder Osorio
Sister Segarra
Sister Villarreal
Sister Muti
Sister Leon

 Tuesday we attended the Manhattan Temple with this group of 14 missionaries who returned home today.  This group of Elders are the first group we welcomed into the mission.  We also entered the MTC the same day as 4 of them.  I have loved watching them grow these past 2 years.  Each one of them is remarkable and has had a successful mission.  

You can know you have been a successful missionary when you:

~Feel the Spirit testify to people through you

~Love people and desire their salvation

~Obey with exactness

~Live so that you can receive and know how to follow the Spirit, 
who will show you where to go, what to do, and what to say.

~Warn people of the consequences of sin.  Invite them to make and keep commitments.

~Help build up the church wherever you are assigned to work.

~Develop Christlike Attributes

~Teach and serve other missionaries 

~Go about doing good and serving people at every opportunity, whether or not they accept your message.

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William loved helping Sister Honeycutt with the whip cream for her awesome Banana Cream pies

We loved having some of the youth from the New York Stake join us 
for the farewell dinner and testimony meeting.