Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"The Last Amen"

On our way home from ZST, Sister Wall said that she knew that when Sister Haskell gave the closing prayer and said "Amen" that it would be the last "Amen" that the Walls would have with their beloved missionaries. Just prior to the end of the meeting she said that having a new President would be a great experience and will give them the opportunity to see how the Priesthood Keys and Mantle of Authority will transition smoothly. She encouraged everyone to welcome President and Sister Hansen and to expect change, because that's the way it should be. Don't think "that's not the way we've been doing it." Change is good and will move the work forward in the Lord's way. 
One of the traditions here (I'm not sure where here is but maybe Denham Springs Zone) is for the missionaries to sing to the ones who prepared their meal. So today they sang to Sister Wall and me--"As I have Loved You."  My tongue was pressed hard to the roof of my mouth in an effort to keep from shedding too many tears. It worked pretty well for both Sister Wall and me.

I'm so grateful to have spent these past three days learning, visiting, watching and experiencing what these very promising young missionaries have to offer. They're the future leaders and teachers and are establishing a firm foundation in their youth. Love 'em to pieces!

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