Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Transfers and Temple Day

Another great day and what a whirlwind!  We started the morning at the Mission Home where the 12 new missionaries received some training.

How's this for a really cute Mission Home? Kind of looks familiar!

Then it was back to the office for an hour of work before running to Subway for 17 platters of sandwiches to feed all the missionaries who come to the transfer meeting. It was huge this time and involved about 110 Elders & Sisters--some incoming from the MTC, some going home, but most of them changing locations & companions.

That was such a fun meeting! Everyone seemed excited to see who they'd be serving with next & the "go homes" were able to share their testimonies and advice they'd gleaned from their missions. 

I can't possibly write down everything but here are a few thoughts:
I was given strength to do hard things. 
How to do missionary work--first we love, then we serve, then we teach. 
"What we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think & do. What we think & do determines who we are & who we will become." Quoted from Pres Uchtdorf. 
Focus on learning how to love Heavenly Father with all your heart, might mind & strength. 
Don't be too hard in yourself. 
Learn that consecrating yourself will move the work forward so consecrate yourself to your mission. 
Favorite scripture: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all thing through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Create mission memories. 
Don't compare yourself to others. 
Learn that you've learned something. 
Learn to open your mouth and testify of true principles. 

Words of wisdom from the mouths of babes!

Back to the office to send emails to parents of new arrivals to let them know their missionaries arrived safely and to give them their addresses. 

The final activity for the day was to attend a temple session with all the "go homes," Pres & Sister Wall and the 4 other senior couples. I'm not sure his a day can get any better than this one!

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