Happy Easter! I love this holiday because of all it represents. The Savior lives and because he lives we will live again after death. All those whom we have loved, who have left this mortal life,
are only separated from us for a time. Death is not the end.
TRAIN THE TRAINERS
On Thursday we met with 8 missionaries who will be training this next cycle.
We look forward to welcoming their companions on Monday.
MISSION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
On Friday we held MLC at the Scarsdale Chapel. Dave's parents were in town for
a brief visit on their way home from serving in the Finland Helsinki Temple.
We invited them to share testimony with the missionaries.
|"Mummi" as my kids call her, felt more comfortable speaking in her native tongue, Finnish, |
and invited Elder Ihalmo to translate for her.
On Saturday morning we invited the Westchester Zone missionaries to the mission home for
"Waffles with Westchester" prior to the beginning of General Conference.
This is a fun tradition in the mission that we have carried forward.
General Conference fills me up! I loved hearing from and sustaining our new Prophet. How blessed we are to live at this time and to help prepare for the Savior to return. I echo President Nelsons blessing at the last session: May we be blessed with increased faith, a greater ability to follow and raise our voice in testimony!
It was exciting to sustain Elder Gong and Elder Soares as new Apostles. We have a great love for Elder Gong and all the support he has given to the NYNYN mission the past 2.5 years. At one of our seminars his wife was asked to describe him in one word. She chose "kindness". I could not agree more. He is so genuine, loving, thoughtful and kind. Our family has been blessed to be the beneficiaries of the kindness of both he and Sister Gong on several occasions. We look forward to learning from him as an Apostle.
This is a little poem I memorized years ago that came to my mind in regards to Elder Gong...
"I have wept in the night at my shortness of sight
that to somebody's need left me blind.
But I never as yet felt a twinge of regret
for being a little too kind."