"A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race." Joseph Smith

Friday, January 29, 2016


So here is the news you have NOT been waiting for.

Courtesy of Flikr/ Brian Donovan - Waiting..........
Where are we going on our mission?  We have no idea. Seems we are called upon to learn more of the attribute of  - patience. Patience while we wait patiently.

The Salt Lake City Missionary Department reviewed our missionary application, and they want us to repeat a medical test 6 months from the last test (which was November, 2015). Bummer!!! We were so excited to get our call and learn where we would be going.

But we do know our mission end date - March 11th.  We have tickets to fly back to the United States on that day - saying a hard goodbye to all the amazing wonderful people and experiences we have had here.

Once our second medical test is done (hopefully in May) and we clear the medical hurdles - we can submit our papers and be on our way.  

We firmly believe that the Lord has reasons for everything.  There are no coincidences. In the meantime, we wait.  We trust.  We rejoice in the blessings we have had.  We rejoice in the blessings we experience every day. We look forward to blessings yet to be. 

So we share some of my favorite quotes:

“God, as a loving Father, will stretch our souls at times. The soul is like a violin string: it makes music only when it is stretched. . . . God will tutor us by trying us because He loves us, not because of indifference!” 
― Neal A. Maxwell

“I testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. ….Faithfulness, obedience and humility invite tender mercies into our lives, and it is often the Lord’s timing that enables us to recognize and treasure these important blessings…
― David A. Bednar

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