Sunday, May 27, 2012

Joyful Moments in our Missionary Work

A wonderful, devoted member saying
 good-bye to a valiant missionary, Sister Page
The joy is "out of this world."

We love transfers, the enthusiasm and trepidation of the new missionaries, the willingness of the trainers to serve, the satisfaction of a "job well done" of outgoing missionaries.  As we listen to their testimonies and their "golden truth" as they depart, we are overwhelming grateful for their growth.

No explanation needed!
Individual growth --there is no greater reward for us than to witness their spiritual, emotional, mental progress.  Maturity.  Good judgment.. Commitment.. Love for others.  Devotional to our Master.. Dedication to the work of helping others received fulness of joy. President Wilkey is visiting with Elder Cash.

Smiles and baptisms come hand in hand!!
Three sisters of Derry, Sisters Nelson, Johnson and Chantry hug Sister Linda Muse
 as she accepts the joy of baptism and the receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost

A devoted father and his two sons!!

We love to be out with the missionaries, at district meetings and in accompanying them in their teaching responsibilities.  We especially enjoyed this privilege as we visited with a husband and wife who are dedicated to one another and to their family. That dedication is evidenced in their living in a home that houses three generations--three apartments in one home--and that has been the home of eight generations of the family.

Joyful times, teaching with missionaries and seated in a rocker
 nearly three times the President's age. Enjoying a warm May evening in Bristol Vermont

Seated in a chair double her age in a home

Admiring the motorcycle

Elders Blad and Dickinson are a great companionship in Middlebury.

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