Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today was a dull day in the office after the excitement and wonder of yesterday. It will be a day we long remember. And it must be said that all of yesterday’s success and triumph was due in large part to only one person, Elder Nardo Jimenez. He is a leader among followers. Before he was assigned to Duvergé he was an AP, (Assistant to the President). He loves to serve the Lord and the people where ever he has been assigned to work. He has maturity and the wisdom of a man twice his age. He is much older than most other Elders, he is 25, and he uses those extra years of experience, wisdom and compassion for the Savior. When Elder Jimenez first heard he was going to serve in the Duvergé Branch he told me, “Are you ready for the Duvergé Ward?” And that was no idle boast, he meant it!

I have watched in awe and wonderment as Elder Jimenez has taken the lead in the branch to teach leadership skills and teaching skills. And especially in preparing those wonderful members for their trip to the temple he methodically worked to increase spirituality and a love of the Lord. He started back in October, made a plan and has followed through with every step. Elder Jimenez is a wonderful example of what the Savior meant when He said, “If ye love me, feed my sheep”. A lesson we should all learn.

Yes, today was a dull day in the office but I did go to the Aduana (a day earlier than usual) and picked up 8 packages for missionaries. Hna. Johnson and I spent the rest of our time working in the office getting ready for “Translados” (transfers) next Tuesday. There is still a lot to do to get ready.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful scene. I can only imagine the joy that was felt for all involved in this sealing and endowment session. Thank you for sharing.