Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Families are Forever

We have enjoyed a 3-week week visit from Jennifer, our lovely youngest daughter. We have had a lot of fun shopping, driving, piso checking (with an overnight in LaMancha and a windmill sighting), meeting with missionaries, and just "hanging out." One of the most fun activities was watching the movie, "Encantada" or "Enchanted" for you Americans. It's our new favorite movie -- really, you can't help but smile. We love it! I highly recommend it.

We have also been busy with missionaries, needless to say. Last week we had 11 amazing missionaries return home and we picked up 8 new excited missionaries, plus a Zone Leader's Meeting. It's a continuous 6-week cycle that just keeps going and going and going. We have learned that it's only through change that we grow -- no matter how hard that may be.
We are heading to Frankfurt, Germany this week for some Mission President training with the area presidency, plus Elder Perry and other General Authorities. We always love this opportunity to learn more about how we can encourage, lift and inspire the missionaries and help them be more successful. Of course, the bottom line is how we can better preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and bring people to Christ so that they can participate in the ordinances of the temple - so that families can truly be together forever. I highly recommend that! This is an amazing work! We are incredibly blessed.


Ryan and Melissa said...

I'm glad that you update it a little more... the thing is I keep up with you through your "minutes with Mom" and phone calls. It's fun to see your blog anyway!

Angela said...

Hi Aunt Debbie, it's fun to see you guys in action out there through this blog. Jon and Meggan had their baby girl today 6 weeks early, all is amazingly is well with baby and Mom.

Slyck and Slim said...

How nice Jenn got to come for three weeks. I agree..."Enchanted" is a great movie and one of our favorites too. Fun to read your blog. We love you guys!