Sunday, March 31, 2013

The INTERVIEW

Max says:
Our bishop acted quickly and got our application to the stake president. We had a telephone message waiting yesterday asking us to meet for an interview. We got out of church at 2:00 and met with President Mendenhall at 2:20 PM. Together, we went through our application and medical forms and answered his questions. He wanted to know where we would prefer to serve and we told him England or the British Isles. He will finalize the application and submit it soon. We should expect our call in about five or six weeks.

He said he has seen couples come and go and in each case the mission has brought them closer together and blessed the lives of their families. We are looking forward to a wonderful experience, no matter where the Lord chooses to send us.

Mary says:
Today is a beautiful warm day with spring flowers coming up in the yard.  A beautiful Easter.  We will always remember that we were interviewed  for our mission on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013.  As we wait to hear about our call, we will continue to read the Book of Mormon individually, say our morning prayers and look for ways to serve others as we go about our daily activities.

Max says:

Our Sunday School lesson today was "The Field is White Already to Harvest" using Doctrine and Covenants, section 4 and others.

 3 ... if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;
 For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;
 And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work.
 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence.
 7 Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Amen.