September 27, 2015
Some weeks are hard to describe. We have just completed one of “those” weeks.
It was a week with little joy – although when we would find something funny we would “over” laugh because we were “over” tired. It was a week with many difficult interviews, short nights, and worry about missionaries.
The behavior that we found in a few was termed “out of the normal.” Because we love each of these missionaries, we had to try and find out how many were “out of the normal.” We then had to protect and re-direct their efforts.
We are just two. We often have to rely on a few of our missionaries to do some “other than missionary” work. Someone has to pay bills, arrange for VISA’s, gather referrals, and order supplies. These missionaries split their time between both duties. We have to rely on our Assistants to go with us to teach, make myriads of phone calls, and be examples of righteousness. They do this along with missionary work.
This week was one that we taxed the strength of these missionaries. Elders Olson, Orchard, Hixon, and Cuscagua – here is a shout out to you! We love and appreciate all the time you stood by us this week. In years to come, this week will always be one of those that we will remember!