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.