Wednesday, December 30, 2009
New missionary training held today, December 30, 2009, at the Bloomington Ward building.
Sisters Brodegard and Hedengren reported stopping to help a woman who was having car trouble (although they weren't too talented in this regard). Nevertheless, as they helped her, she asked them what they were doing here and they responded. She asked them to teach her! She had her first lesson this week, loved the idea of the restoration, felt the spirit, wants to come to church on Sunday. They will be teaching her Friday. They are teaching 20 to 23 lessons a week!
Elder MacKillop and his companion are teaching a recent convert's father, Warren. He has lots of questions and wants to go to church with his daughter on Sundays.
Pres. Howell asked the group, "Why do we snow shovel in the Winter?" Elder Ralph responded, "To exercise and serve!"
Strict obedience was emphasized in the meeting; especially night time planning, arising at 6:30 sharp and daily companionship study!
Elder Hoskins shared an interesting way of overcoming smoking. He told an investigator: "Every time you feel like smoking, go do a good deed for someone! Satan will learn to stop tempting you!"
Above is the picture of new missionaries and their trainers! Double clicking on any of the pictures will enlarge them!