Coming Home July 2011


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It has taken me awhile to decide what to do with the blog. I felt lost not posting pictures of the missionaries and I've felt lost with not having my missionary routine. We are starting to settle into a different routine and I have decided to start blogging again. It will take me a little while to get things squared away but we are rolling into the next phase of our journey in life - recovery from the best experience of our lives ( the mission), knee surgery( Tim's), physical therapy for my back, and the economy with our business. We look forward to continuing our growth spiritually and preparing for what comes next!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy New Beginings in Kharkov 2010

Zone Conference in Kharkov went much like Donetsk - FANTASTIC!!!! The Zone Leaders are amazing and did a great job. Here is some of what they talked about: ELDER T. MCARTHUR talked about setting GOALS - It's like a compass - you know exactly where you are and where you are going. We come up with the goals and the SPIRIT confirms it. ELDER STEELE on planning: it is a skill we need to develop our WHOLE LIFE. Planning keeps us ORGANIZED and increases our FAITH. SISTER and ELDER REED also spoke: SISTER REED: Cultivate desire to know the SAVOIR - how can you serve Him if you don't know Him. Pray for a greater DESIRE to know the Savior. OBEDIENCE - pray for a stronger committment. EFFORT - pray with all your heart, might mind and strength. ELDER REED: To teach by the spirit you must SEARCH the scriptures DILIGENTLY, PRAY and FAST. Elder Williams: go 2 by 2 and teach by way of the COMFORTER and work in UNITY with your companion. Pray and study together. Elder Beus: Pay attention to what your companion says - back him up and INSPIRE people to action. SERVE your companion and follow the spirit by listening and yielding to your companion. Plan more EFFECTIVELY - be on the same page. ELDER LAMARR : be finding PEOPLE where ever you are at. Finding by the spirit takes ACTION - pay attention to ideas, feelings and thoughts. ELDER GREEN: committing people thru the spirit. SPEAK with the tongue of angels, SPEAK with the Spirit of God. Have faith that YOU can do it. They were very inspiring presentations and I felt the spirit so strong that I had a hard time writing and keeping up with all they said!

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