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The Importance of Giving Thanks

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We've been asked to spearhead our ward/community Thanksgiving Dinner this year. We've worked with a few of the other leaders to plan and prepare and make this a meaningful event for many who are far from home or relatives or country.

In our preparations we've been poignantly reminded of how important it is for us to GIVE THANKS.

Elder Wirthlin shared this reminder:

Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character.We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable. You might be surprised to know that gratitude is a commandment of the Father. “Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things” (D&C 59:7), the Lord has commanded in these latter days. Even further, He has admonished that “in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandm…

Our Week in Review: The Errand of Angels

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In a recent Sisters Meeting - for all the Sisters in our Mission - we discussed 'The Errand of Angels'.

A hymn comes to mind when we realize that each of us can help in the Lord's work and...lift others' around us. See "As Sisters in Zion".

2. The errand of angels is given to women; And this is a gift that, as sisters, we claim: To do whatsoever is gentle and human, To cheer and to bless in humanity’s name.

As we go about our daily tasks, both Elder Hendricks and I are realizing how many need to be blessed and uplifted. We realize that all people are benefitted by kindness, sincerity and love.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend an hour at a storage unit with a guy who was helping us get registered for one (so that we can continue to store products as we help fix trailers for those in great need.)  By the end of the hour we'd become fairly good friends and he agreed to help distribute information about our English Class. As we visited I realized tha…

Beaches of Fort Walton and Surrounding Areas

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We're about 10 minutes from beautiful beach areas of Fort Walton, and a bit further to some tourist areas of Destin, Pensacola, Navarre etc. We often pass the water on our way to our service areas. It's beautiful here and we're posting photos - but it doesn't represent our daily walk. These are photos from the specialty days - which we don't get to very often. But, we wanted you to see how beautiful this area is.  :)

With love,
Elder and Sister Hendricks






Let us do our small part

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Today, I was writing to a friend who is serving as a missionary in Washington, D.C. South, and this thought came to my mind as I was sharing with her how sometimes we feel our part is very small but...that even with that little part (all we can do) the Lord can work miracles and do mighty wonders.
As we trust in Him, are faithful to His commandments and promptings, He can use even our little skills or contributions, to benefit others.
Love to you all. Sister Hendricks
The Caravan Moves On"


16 You know, brethren, that a very large ship is benefited very much by a very small helm in the time of a storm, by being kept work-ways with the wind and the waves. 17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let

Atlanta Temple

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We were able to attend the Atlanta LDS Temple with some precious sisters in our area. We love them SO much and feel like we have known them forever, truly.  They have blessed our lives with their GREAT FAITH and we are humbled to be in their presence.

It was a very special time to do the ordinance work for the parents of one of them. Elder Hendricks was able to be proxy for her deceased father.  (1 Cor. 15:29)  It was a holy experience for us.

What do we do in Temples?