Sunday, August 25, 2013
The pictures to the left are of the Mission office. It is a beautiful building in a beautiful setting. The picture to the left is where Sister Skidmore (Miriam) works. She is the first person you meet as you enter the office. The lower picture is the building. We occupy the lower corner floor shown. It is a beautiful building in a beautiful settling.
This week we were able to work in the office all week and now we feel more caught up. I finally completed the task of getting 3 more apartments for the 3 new areas. Then President Stoker informed me that I need to find 3 more as we are opening 3 more areas next month. One in Massachusetts and two in Maine. The work continues onward.
The high light of the week was yesterday as Elder Hallstrom(one of the 7 Pres. of the Seventy) came to tour the mission and we all got to spend a little time with him. He is wonderful. We messed up by not getting a picture. He informed us on how much the missionary work is growing not only with the surge of missionaries now at 75000, but also the challenges with opening 52 new missions. Wow, it is awesome to be just a small part of this great work. Our mission had 12 baptisms yesterday which I think is a new weekly record.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve. Our testimonies continue to growing as we work with the wonderful missionaries and the ward where we live. The membership here is so diverse and young in the gospel.