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, March 1, 2016

When hot gets hotter!!

Note to self never leave name tag in your car in the middle of the summer... your name tag melts. 

Service at the Visitor Center

Each day at the visitor center was a special day. We loved the opportunity to take care of the grounds of where we served each and every day.  We all laughed and joked with each other. We were able to get to know each other on a new level. I am thankful to have served with each of these missionaries. I had a blessed opportunity to be around them and get to know them. 

Happy Birthday from President and Sister Ellsworth

President and Sister Ellsworth put forth a lot of effort to let us know how special we were especially on our birthdays. They mailed us cards to let us know they loved us. I appreciated how they greeted each missionary with a handshake and reminded us of how much we are loved. There was one particular time when I was struggling a lot. I was on the brink of tears because I was feeling bad about myself.  Sister Ellsworth came up, shook my hand and looked me in the eye and told me what a good missionary I was and that she loved me. I am sure in that moment she had no idea how desperately I needed to hear that. I was blessed to have served with President and Sister Ellsworth. I am grateful for the valuable lessons that I learned from them. 

Temple Excursion with the Ellsworths

President and Sister Ellsworth were always striving to take us to the temple. We were allowed to go once every transfer. Then we had special occasions where the whole mission would go in two days. Another time we had the privilege of going on two endowment sessions in a row. It was a special experience. I learned a lot by doing that. It definitely can be spiritually exhausting but so awesome. (I'm not in either of these pictures. These were before my time.)