"Missionary service promises great rewards. And so we go and preach the gospel to one another all over the world. To take two years out of each man's life is nothing for what is received in return. . . . . what are you getting for your time and service? Well maybe nothing, maybe little, or maybe everything. That depends on you. What are you promised for devoted, efficient, humble labors? Everything, Exaltation. This is based on performance. . . . . The thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father (D&C 16:6). . . . . I promise that when you get your release, if you have forgotten yourself these years, all will have come to you, the things you might have wished for yourself, and you shall have them all, even though you did not anticipate and wait for them. You shall have obtained knowledge and the spirit of the gospel, and your testimony shall have increased. You shall be polished; you shall have a sublime and beautiful life."
Spencer W. Kimball - 1982
Hutt Valley Zone.
Elder and Sister Jarvis from Pleasant Grove, Utah just arrived in the mission this week. We're so blessed to have them serving with us. They will bring much strength, wisdom, and love.
Elder Atkinson from Malad, Idaho. After being temporarily assigned to a mission in Chicago, he is finally here with us in New Zealand! He is our first Elder from the United States to receive his visa since early December. The Lord has answered our prayers and thanks to all the hard work and efforts of those working with the government in New Zealand, we should have more American Elders coming soon.
My brother Rob is an Orthopaedic surgeon. He kindly performed the surgery on my shoulder to repair the rotary cuff and clean things up. I've appreciated the kind notes, cards, prayers and flowers. I couldn't ask for more support and love. THANK YOU!!!
It's great to be back in working order.