Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing, that I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of exceeding joy of which I taste; that they might also be born of God, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. ~ Alma 36:24







Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sister Beckstrand's Blog: Service In The Sunshine

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Sister Kranendonk is on the first row wearing blue.
On Thursday, June 28th, all of the sisters in the mission were invited to the Visitor's Center for Sisters' Training. Some of the young sisters who arrived early got out their scriptures to study while we waited for the others to arrive. In all, we have 40 sisters serving in the Arizona, Mesa Mission.

Sister Slater played some beautiful prelude hymns while we waited for the President to arrive. It was a wonderful meeting and we enjoyed cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit following the training. Yum!


Our next activity was a gardening service project on Monday morning, July 2nd. These early birds got up at 5:30 am to be here by 6:00 to start working. I'm impressed!  Our assignment was to remove all of the ground cover that had turned yellow from the excessive heat in an hour. 

Emily is in the back, wearing a navy blue t-shirt.
Emily in the back ground working hard.
I had sister Kranendonk take a picture to prove that I, Sister Beckstrand was also there, but I'm usually behind the camera, not out in front. Our Sister Avila came looking gorgeous enough to enter a beauty pageant, but it didn't stop her from working just as hard as the others.


We called everyone together for one last 'group' shot, but a few of our young women had already escaped. It has been such fun to start our week doing service for the temple gardeners. We also appreciated the overcast skies which kept the temperatures cooler than usual.

All in all - a great beginning for this new week and new month. To all you Americans out there - Happy Independence Day on Wednesday!

Love,

Sister Beckstrand

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