Saturday, September 26, 2009

This week's comings and goings in our mission...

"Seven Steps to Inviting the Spirit" was the message from Elder Zivic (to my right), the first counselor in our area presidency and a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, when he taught the Sr. Missionaries at our monthly zone conference. He has a very strong spirit and speaks excellent English. He is a native Argentine, so lives in his home here in Buenos Aires for this assignment.
His message was adapted from one by Elder Gene R. Cook.
I. Invite the Spirit through Prayer
D&C 42:13-14
Alma 26:22
D&E 29:1-2
II. Invite the Spirit by using the Scriptures
D&C 18:34-36
Helaman 15:7-8
III. Invite the Spirit through Testimony
D&C 100:5-8
2Nephi 33:1-2
Alma 34:8
IV. Invite the Spirit using Hymns
1 Samuel 16:23
D&C 25:12
Matthew 26:30 (Mark 14:26)
V. Invite the Spirit by Expressing Love and Gratitude to God and Man
1John 4:8, 16
1Nephi 11:21-23
Moroni 7:47-48
John 13:34-35
VI. Invite the Spirit by sharing Spiritual Experiences
D&C 50:21-22
Helaman 8:11-13
Alma 12:9-10
VII. Invite the Spirit through Priesthood Blessings
James 5:14-16
Moroni 3:2
D&C 42:44
D&C 75:18-19
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I'm taking a straw poll survey: Do you like the cutlines above or below the photo?
The ones above are below the photo; the ones below are above the photo. Got that?!
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Elder y Hna. Allred went with us grocery shopping this morning. We're the only area couple with a car, so we're happy to give rides to the other Sr. Missionary couples. They are area welfare missionaries...and go home about November 16 to West Jordan, Utah. We both live in the Sinclair Apartment Building and trade off hosting Sunday dinners after our Palermo Ward
9-noon block.
"Saturday is a special day, it's the day we get ready for Sunday..." as we grocery shop at Jumbo's. We got lots of bottles of purified water. We're starting to get some goodies for when Janie, Daniel, Katie, and Heidi come in 11 days! Yipee.... This looked like a sweet family crossing the road by our haircutting place...which is just a 1/4 block from our area office. Now if we'd been a "Sister Aimee Fisher" we'd have chased them down to ask them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how they can be a family together forever. We'll pray our young missionaries--whom Dr. Petersen keeps healthy and strong--will find them and teach them these truths.
Then it was time for our once every 4-weeks haircuts...
After a 4-hour search at different places for a recliner...which were all priced from 3,000 to 7,000 pesos (exchange rate now is 3.8 pesos to the dollar)...we decided it was not cost effective for the little bit extra length sleep I'd get in one. As we got back close to the office, we had lunch at Mc'Ds.
We saw a dog walker on the drive back... (opps, lost photo...I'll put it back in later...)
Driving Elder T to the mission home...his mission president on the left...
Right after this photo is when I fell walking up the cobble-stone terraced steps to the mission home (you can see walk on left side of photo). Luckily, I only got some bruises and had a sore right hand for a couple of days.
Walt and President Argyle were helping put the Elder's luggage in the mission president's SUV when I was on the steps. Walt came dashing over to rescue me, and help me up. He will always be my "knight in shining armor!"
Missionary goodbyes... when we picked up Elder T Wednesday at his apartment for the 45-minute drive to the mission home for his farewell luncheon, temple session, and drive to the airport.
They did their testimony meeting with their converts invited on Sunday night at the mission office.


Julie said...

What? I can't believe you're not getting a recliner? What is going on? Like you wouldn't just go buy one if dad were in pain? How do you put a price on sleep? And I like the captions below the pictures. Love you. Julie

Janie said...

I'm with Julie on this one. If you don't have a recliner before we get there, we'll have to add "recliner shopping" to the itinerary. We will all pitch in to get you one.

I am speaking for the whole clan on this one (as exector....)

Janie said...

should be "executor" I guess I missed the spell check.