The district conference we attended today was about families. It started me thinking about President Warne and I and also our missionaries. We have all left families behind to serve here in Chile. I have a firm testimony that our families are blessed and protected in our absence. We also hear from many missionaries about the miracles of reactivation and conversion that occur in their families while they are serving here. Many have the goal to return home to both strengthen and help family members return to church or begin to know the joys of the gospel.
Also, as missionaries, we are trying to help the people here in Chile become part of our family as members of the church. We want them to recognize that they are sons and daughters of God—that really we are all part of the same family. It is our privilege to serve with these young people and support them as they work hard in the Lord’s vineyard. We are also training them to be ready to have families of their own that will be faithful and obedient.
As we have started our zone conferences this month, I am happy that we get to meet with the missionaries and hopefully teach them in a way that will help them be better. Our desire is to advance the Lord’s work here in our mission; with families at home supporting and praying both for missionaries and for the work, we will be able to find, teach, baptize, reactivate and retain.
|one zone conference at our house|
|#2 zone conference in Buin|
|We all look a little unsure of this lunch in this picture,|
but they were all happy in the end.