Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 – Mission Training Meeting, New Home
We attended our weekly mission-wide training meeting in Nauvoo this morning. Once again we were richly fed and energized by our training meeting. There were three who spoke to us and inspired us. One of the talks was by a former counselor in the mission presidency, Elder Hyte. He started his talk by saying, “Make this mission the one you want to remember!” Then he told us how, he gave us five key things we need to do as missionaries to be successful as we testify of Jesus Christ.
Elder Hyte’s original statement, “Make this mission the one you want to remember” struck a chord with me. This is the second mission for Sis. Johnson and I. Our first mission together was 6 years ago in the Dominican Republic. We’ve often talked about the two missions, their similarities and their differences. We’ve ultimately asked ourselves the question, which mission is the best? And, each time we’ve had these discussions we’ve always come up with the very same conclusion, there can be no comparison! The two missions are so completely different in every possible way, yet they have both been the best experiences of our lives. Since they can’t be compared, they are both the best missions.
While we were in Nauvoo we talked to Sis. Hopkin, she is over all of the housing for all of the missionaries in the mission. She gave us the keys to our new house and gave us a tour. Our move-in dates will be Sept. 22nd & 23rd. Sis. Hopkin said each couple that moves during the mission are given two days, the first day is to move and the second day is to completely clean the old house. There is even a page long check list for us to follow. We have to leave our home better than we found it. If you know Sis. Johnson, you know that will happen.