Thursday, September 27, 2012

Faith Builder...

We have come to realize that one part of our mission we do not like is TRANSFERS. We have sent all but 2 of the missionaries we started with either home or to another island. One might think that senior couples don't spend that much time with the young elders, but we do! We work together in many different ways. In Proverbs 3:11-12 it says; When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more.
We were called as MLS missionaries which basically means proselyting missionaries, they call it MLS, so as to not freak the old folks out. We spend time walking and visiting people with the Elders, we enjoy meals together, we have visits with one another and to be honest they become our surrogate sons. We love all our missionaries and these goodbye's are just a drag. Although we might not enjoy these changes we know that the Lord has a bigger plan.
We had to say goodbye to Elder Shakespear. He is a tall drink of water from Tropic, Utah and he is going to Guam to become the A.P. We know he will be a good leader there. We are grateful that the Lord chose to leave Elder Allred here in Chuuk with us, at least for now anyway. All of our missionaries are such fine young men and have amazing leadership qualities. We truly don't like to lose anyone but we know it is all part of the mission.
Elder Shakespear with his tiny luggage telling us all farewell for now... Missionary service is a priesthood duty—an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much.

1 comment:

  1. Well Sister Tiffany, I am super sorry to see the sweet Elders go, but I am SO thrilled for the new ones to arrive! Our son Elder Peck will be reporting to Chuuk! He should be "on the next plane." Here in Oregon, we already LOVE the people on your beautiful island! I love the post you write and the stories you share. This first area is a answer to prayer! We feel so blessed to have our missionary there. Thank you for posting SO many photos. I will be counting on you for updates!

    Much love ,
    Sister Peck