Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Picture in Duluth January 15, 2010
From left to right:
Elder Long, Elder Wiscomb, Elder Simpson, Elder Marshall, Elder Keller, Elder Fonua, Elder Jepsen, Elder Howard

Elder Wardle and Wiscomb gave outstanding talks on diligence! Elder Wardle said we can sit and look at a fireplace and say: "if you give me fire, then I will give you wood!" It doesn't work that way.

Elder Wiscomb quoted PMG on diligence and Moroni 9:6: And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let us labor diligently; for if we should cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God.

DULUTH is doing a marvelous work and wonder! All were edified together at zone conference because of their preparations and their dedication to the Lord's work!

The mission was averaging 9 lessons per companionship weekly in October, that grew to 13 lessons weekly in December to 16.5 lessons a week so far in January --- reflecting the fact that each missionary is growing in their ability to be an instrument in the Lord's hands; they are increasing in strength, knowledge, teaching skills and love of the people and work! How we love the missionaries! They understand D & C 123:12 For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties and denominations who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it . . . Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance to see the salvation of God and for his arm to be revealed . . .

The Lord is revealing his arm through these dearly beloved missionaries in MMM! May you continue to pray for them as they work, pray and love our Heavenly Father's children with all their might!


  1. Sister Howell
    We so appreciate your efforts in doing this blog. It is so neat to see and hear about the work in Minnesota. Just a special thank you for the zone conference in Duluth. My son Elder Wardle commented on your talk about being a succesful missionary. He said it was so good and it was just what he needed. He also loves his PPI with Pres. Howell. He said that the spirit is so strong when he is with him and that zone conferences are such a pick me up. Thanks for caring for these boys!! We love and appreciate both of you. Our prayers are with you. Love Karen Wardle

  2. Dear Sister Wardle!
    I just checked the blog today and must download numerous miracles! The Lord is moving upon this mission through his prepared instruments, such as your son! THANK YOU for what you have done --- for your righteous family, for teaching him to receive and follow revelation on behalf of himself and others. Watching your son (who is outstanding) and the missionaries in this mission is beholding the marvelous work and the wonder of the Lord. None of us will ever be the same. Your son is doing things that are impossible for him to do and become great through the hands of the Lord! THANK YOU for your sweet note, for the opportunity of having your son in this mission and for your prayers, LOVE Sister Howell