Friday, March 5, 2010

Exhausted vs. Anxious Anticipation

Our Assts have been trading places....traveling, training and motivating areas in the mission that need assistance. They arrived home Thursday evening exhausted. While doing divisions they often find themselves sleeping on an old couch, an extra mattress or sometimes on a tile floor with an extra blanket. Obviously they are anxious to return home to their beds. We appreciate the unselfish service of these great leaders and know that they are leaving behind their mark.....which is their testimony of the this great work of the Lord. Each of them have grown in courage and strength as they have come in defense and presented in their own manner the invitation to Come Unto Christ and receive the glad message of the restoration of his Gospel. On the other hand, we welcome fresh blood. Elder Toutai and Elder Trejo are learning the territory that they will assume and being instructed as to the responsibilities that come as Elders Callen, Maxfield and Salazar leave for home. Today was our last Zone Conference for March and we always end in Leon so I was able to capture them together. What a great picture for the history books of the Leon Mission. We love all our missionaries and feel it such a pleasure to serve the Lord with them. It is a constant struggle to keep all of them on the right page at the same time.......but it is sooooooooo worth the effort. The Lord needs these young men and women to proclaim His glad tidings of great joy, even the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ to all the people of the Leon Mission.....We will continue to move forward with grateful hearts. Posted are pictures of the Assts, Leon Oeste & Leon Este zones and Elder Delgado's District in Irapuato. Elder Delgado and his companion Elder Jeronimo, Elder Paul and his companion Elder Narez, Elder Policarpo-Elder Aguirre and Elder RamirezS-Elder Loveland had the most baptisms for the month of February with 7.75 baptisms per companionship. The interesting factor was that Elder Delgado-Jeronimo and Elder Paul-Narez both baptized 12 new converts and they are serving in the same ward.....WOW! Felicidades a todos por su obra misional en Febrero.


brenna said...

Sounds like you guys had a great month!

Katie said...

Sounds like the gospel is on FIRE there. So exciting!

gma & gpa asplund said...

We can literally see the enthusiasm and love for their work on their faces. We were also amazed at the APs in our mission. They seldom slept at home and had such a powerful influence on the mission. We have met some of them back home and they are still "standouts" in civilian life. You are helping develop great leaders.