That is an incredibly weird thought! I don't know if you know this, but my mission will be three weeks short due to two 5 week (instead of 6 week transfers) and the date missionaries return home (last week of a transfer instead of the beginning of the following one). So I will actually more than likely be home ! Which is crazy to think about. But it is still plenty of time to work and I am not going to let that thought distract me.
Well it was another eventful week full of travelling. Tuesday we had District Meeting but our District Leader's companion was really sick so Elder Braden and I had to lead out and conduct the meeting. It went ok I guess. From there we went home and packed for Billings, and were gone by ! This week was MLC (Mission Leadership Council) held in Helena, so we drive to Billings the night before, stay the night in the Mission home, and leave 430AM the next morning for Helena! It is always fun to see missionaries from around the mission. Many that are currently in leadership are from my District in the MTC so we got to reunite for a few days! Mission Leadership Council mainly discusses mission policies and needs for the mission as a whole and we take that information back to our zones. While there President asked me to do a search on Divine Investiture of Authority for him (which is fun), so I enjoyed that. There is a document the church put out in 1916 called "The Father and the Son" that discusses how Christ is both the Father and the Son yet separate beings. Definitely worth studying!
Thursday I got to attend the Temple again! Had one of the best experiences there than I have in a long time. I realized so many more things and was overwhelmed by the spirit in the Celestial Room. Afterward we ate at Red Robin, stopped at Walmart, and came home. That evening we had a really good discussion with a new Less-Active couple and ended the evening by visiting the Spomers.
Friday we planned till like 430PM (Over 4 hours!). The Lord always provides when we are obedient though because we found a another new Less-Active. She is a Nurse Practitioner and actually got to to be a nurse to President Benson, Howard W. Hunter, and Gordon B. Hinckley. She talked about how sometimes she was called down simply because President Hunter wanted someone to pray with him and she say words can't describe the way those men pray. How do you go less-active after that?! I was so jealous.
We had a cool experience this weekend. morning we felt prompted to go see the Whitmore's who are less-active and we gave up on months ago. But we felt called there regardless. They weren't home,. so we knocked the houses nearby. A neighbor informed us that there was an ambulance outside the Whitmore's home earlier that morning. We walked over to the hospital and I think we were the first (friends and family alike) to visit them. We read him from the Epistle of James where it discusses Priesthood Blessings (James 5:14-15) and told him that the blessing would be according to the faith of all those currently present. When we finished, both were in tears (he and his wife). He was home the next morning. When we went to third ward the Davis' approached us as well as Sister Davis' 95 year old mother who shook our hand and thaked us for visiting her Brother-in-Law in the hospital the day before. She said we were angels called to that responsibility and we acted on the promptings of the Spirit. I did not know they were related. There is something about the Davis's family that ties to mine. We helped reactivate the Davis', are teaching her sister the Greenwalds, gave her other sister a blessing a while ago, and recently gave blessing to her mother's brother-in-law. The Lord has very important plans for that family!
Well that is all for this week! Sounds like Torie, Lacey and Mom have a fun week planned! And Dad and Jesse got to go to a movie haha. I hope you all have a great week!
Pictures of Candy Town in Billings...it's changed a bit :) Jesse would never leave that place.