Senior Missionary Blogs and our Daily Walk

I've enjoyed a blog by one of our former ward members in Provo (James Tanner). He and his wife are currently serving a mission in Annapolis, Maryland, digitizing records for family history. He's a remarkable family history expert anyway. I have received great strength from his posts and his messages. You can read his messages here:  Rejoice and Be Exceedingly Glad
(and, isn't that a powerful name? How can we help but be happy to read his words?)

Today we're busy doing some office work and preparing for our afternoon meeting with the Elders. We'll be discussing the new all-Spanish Sacrament Meeting, Sunday School, and Relief Society Meetings which will be held on Feb. 11, 2018, for the first time. We're hoping that by hearing the gospel solely in their own language (not translated) that they will be buoyed up and help to strengthen one another.

It's been a privilege to be here during this time of the world's history. In no other era have we had so much knowledge and truth given us; and ways to share it globally.

One of dear Elders from Brazil, recently told us about "What's App" (a free app for communication) that many of the hispanics use. So......I signed up for it and made a new hispanic group for our area. It's been quite active and popular and has provided a way for us to share events and for them to share support and positive messages with one another.

There is never enough time to do all of the good things we'd like to do. So, we try to do the most important things every day and let the rest go. It's needful to do that.  :)

We see such great needs but can't meet them all. We are grateful for others' who help and for the church organization that is set-up to teach us correct principles and to gain greater light and truth, so that we can then help ourselves better and be able to help others.  It's a perfect plan if we'd all but do it.

A few items we deal with are people with little food, little clothing, poor shelter, lack of funds, lack of speaking English, and lack of having an understanding of who they are and why they are here on earth. We have realized that the most important things we can do for them are the foundational principles of the gospel; to help them know about Heavenly Father, His plan for His children, His words in scripture that teach and strengthen us, and His desire for the betterment of all our lives. In this way, we have found, they get a new hope - that there IS a purpose for their lives and that their families are so important to strengthen.

We hope that by doing all we can, many will be blessed with an understanding that they did not have before. We desire, and pray often, to be suitable instruments in His hands, full of His light and truth, His love for them, and His Spirit so that we may always do His will.

We love you a lot!

Sister (and Elder) Hendricks

Our Senior's Mission Conf. a few weeks ago in Tallahassee. It was so wonderful to be with these faithful couples!
(These wonderful couples are serving in a variety of ways as Senior Missionaries; Member-Leader Support, Family History, Self-Reliance, Military Relations, Office Support etc. They have all left homes and families, and at their own expense, are serving their fellow-beings. What a blessing and strength they are to our mission in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. And, many thousands more are serving across the world in these and other ways.)


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