The first of our new missionaries arrived this week. What a relief. Every other month or so for the last six months, a few missionaries have left and none has taken their place until now. Our responsibilities on the sites have grown almost beyond tolerable so now we can reverse that trend.
Above is Sister Brinley and her ghost busting outfit--either that or something else.
What do you guess?
I have had a few months break from the sewing room. Now, we're back at it-- sewing for new missionaries. Above is the first completed costume I made for someone else. I suspect it will be the first of many. We are expecting 68 new missionaries in the next few months. Almost half of that number are elders, and the sisters will need at least 3 dresses, and 3 aprons each not to mention hats, and collars. The men will each need site vests and Rendezvous shirts, ties, and vests all from the sewing room.
Sister Jones, Veenker, and Robison were warming up for a musical number above and I stole a picture. Elder Johnson sang a solo in todays sacrament meeting. It was bea-uuu-tiful.
Since we received our call to the Illinois, Nauvoo Mission, I've read the Book of Mormon twice. The first time I underlined every scripture that either mention the name of Deity or described His character or behavior.
The second time I read it, I underlined every doctrine or principle of the gospel.
Both books are quite red with underlining.
I've started the book again. This time I'm reading it along side a Spanish Book of Mormon. It's amazing how different things jump out at you depending on your focus and time in your life.
May I offer you my testimony of the Book of Mormon. It is the word of God. It's contents are the happenings of real people in real life events. The principles are from our loving Heavenly Father for the purpose of helping us return to Him. It's purpose is to teach us of Christ and testify of Him and His atonement.
Will you read the Book of Mormon--again if you have read it already or for the first time if you haven't?
For those of you who are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons are studying the New Testament this year in Sunday School.
Here is a cool link that describes the characteristics of Christ.