Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – Mission Training Meeting, Transplant Foxglove Seedlings

What a difference a day makes. After a full day of warm rain yesterday there is no snow or ice left anywhere. Even the pond in front of our house has started to melt. 
Today was our weekly Mission-Wide training meeting. Once again Pres. Hall gave us a feast of knowledge, information and inspiration and he managed to compress it all into an hour meeting.  He covered the Illinois Nauvoo Mission Missionary Principles. One of the quotes he gave that touched me personally was from President Spencer W Kimball who said: “The Gospel changes people from the inside out. The world tries to change people from the outside in.”
Pres. Hall was our only speaker and he covered the material we will need to know for next week’s Church-Wide missionary training. It will be a live feed from SLC and be sent to all of the stake centers around the world. It will be great.

After our training meeting Sis. Johnson and I worked with Richard the rest of day in the propagation room. We transplanted small Foxglove (Digitalis) seedlings into multi compartmented trays with 72 cells each. By the end of the day we had transplanted almost 600. Foxglove is a perennial so once they are in the gardens, they should be around and beautiful from year to year.
This evening Pres. & Sis. Hall came over to visit us in our home. Even though they are visiting each of the seniors in the mission, we felt special as it was a privilege to have them in our home and to feel their spirit and genuine love and concern for Sis. Johnson and I. When they were about to leave, Pres. Hall asked if he could offer a prayer before they left. Pres. Hall pronounced a blessing on our home of peace and safety that was truly beautiful. We love and appreciate Pres. & Sis. Hall and all they do for us as well as for the whole Illinois Nauvoo Mission.

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