This is the week that felt like a month ...
We then had lunch with a meeting for all 81 senior missionaries. Dad was made a district leader!
Then it was dinner and a video of Elder Bednar's amazingly motivating talk he gave to the missionaries on Christmas a few years ago. Wow!
Tuesday night Elder Switzer of the Seventy spoke at our devotional. We ran into John and Trish Allen, who work Tuesdays at the MTC
. Joseph said "He's just not as used to it as I am". Well, I felt like Sidney a lot this week. So much of the spirit so much of the time IS exhausting, but I'm adapting. Other couples in our district had the same experience.
Eleanor contemplating her new birthday smart watch.
And the whole gang!
Here's the whole Senior class.
The sky was beautiful!!
That night we had Vocal Point from BYU, they are the premiere acapella group there and are fabulous. They usually do pop music, but this was a spiritual meeting, and each of the nine members told a story, my favorite was when one member had been doing a study abroad in the Jerusalem center. One girl had many questions about miracles, later she developed a painful rash, she could not sleep or focus on anything for 4 days. Medical personnel were baffled. Finally she asked other students for a Preisthood blessing. This young man participated, and she was told she would be healed, as soon as the blessing was pronounced, she started sobbing. The Elders were concerned they'd some how hurt her. The next day she told them that as soon as they pronounced her healing, her pain disappeared. She had her testimony of miracles. Not sure what soul searching and prayer on her part made this possible, but it was a great experience.
This did not happen to someone's grandpa. It happened a couple of years ago to a young man who sings pop music, to him and a handful of BYU students.
Well you've had a taste of our week. As we write this our eyes are wet. We feel the Savior's love and are so grateful for these experiences.
Love you all , please keep us and the Essens in your prayers