Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Today is the day before “Traslados” (Transfers) and we are very busy in the office putting the final touches on all of the last minute preparations for tomorrow morning. This morning and again tonight the mission office was like Grand Central Station with Elder coming and going.

This evening’s Senior Couple FHE at the “Casa” was a Farewell Potluck for two wonderful couples. President and Sister Harris have been Temple Pres. & Matron for the past three years. Their 2nd Councilor, Elder Jim Bowcut and his wife Judy are returning home too.

The pot luck was wonderful but the farewell testimonies of the Harris’ and the Bowcut’s were the highlight of the evening. We loved their words of strength and inspiration. Hna. Harris quoted from Psalms 27:4 “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord…” and her testimony capped off a wonderful evening.

I’ve said this before but it bears repeating, Hna. Johnson and I have been blessed to be called to serve in the very best mission assignment in the world! As the mission office couple we have the privilege of working with a spiritual giant, Pres. Almonte and his wife. We serve in the mission office with the very best of the best Elders in the mission. We are in the center of all of the activity of the mission and have our finger on the pulse of its heart beat….

…. But then add tonight’s farewell and to be in the company of three General Authorities, a Mission President and a Temple President. Things like this caps off a mission of highlights that just seem to keep coming our way. We are truly blessed to be here in the DR at this time and to have the privilege of serving with so many fine leaders and so many other dedicated Seniors. At the conclusion of tonight’s farewell, Hna. Johnson and I looked at each other in awe, wonder and astonishment at the blessings we’ve received while here serving the Lord. Before our mission we had no idea it could be this good!

On our way back home we stopped off at the office to load for tomorrow mornings “Traslado” training meeting with all of the missionaries and their trainers.

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