Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Well it sounds like everything is going wonderful at home! I hope that dad knows he will look great after the scab goes away! I pray for him always! Thank you Lilia and Tom for your hard work around the house. When the Lord talks about diligence he says that one of the blessings is being mighty in works. No works no faith! Just talk haha We tell you thank you!
Conference!!! Well conference was very exciting and full!!! This week was very busy and we were only able to teach on Sunday. The Lord truly has blessed this area though with those that are prepared for baptism. We havent seen anyone for such a long time but they are still coming to church and preparing by reading The Book of Mormon. The conference was full of the spirit and learning. We had the missionaries do an activity of switching their area books with another companionship and pretend to white wash the area. It was fun and there was a lot of learning. Of course the learning mainly came from President and his amazing instruction. It makes me see how much we have to have truth set in our mind. Maybe using the word "fixed" in our mind is more appropriate. To know a sentence of truth and firmly believe in it without a doubt. Thats a challenge we can all have. Make a sentence that tells of truth and believe it until it becomes a part of you. Such as "Without partaking the Sacrament, we cannot receive a remission of sins" That is a gospel truth that I know without a doubt.
The conference was great and stressful organizing and running around setting up. We also had district conference where we helped set up for Priesthood training on saturday morning and on Sunday there was a pretty great announcement. There is going to be a third district in Liberia called the Paynesville district. So cool to see Liberia growing! The week was great and I had a very nice nap today to catch up with all that was done this last week. Now im prepared to have a full week again! No training or anything but there will be some great teaching. I love teaching and missionary work. It is pretty addicting once you understand it and I will always be involved in it.
Well I hope everyone is doing amazing and working hard at understanding this work. There is no greater work because nothing else gives salvation. No other way. We work to have eternal friends, if you want eternal friends you have to work for it. I hope Hunter can understand that one day since that is my friend I want to have forever.
Have a great week!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Well im glad to hear everything is going well. Of course dad needs some prayers but I know it will heal well. Please give me the address of Howard! Thats awesome!! haha The Scriptures I want are the small small ones that you can fit in your hand. Well I still think it is very crazy Natalie is getting married so soon!! By the way mom what is the soonest that we would be able to register for winter semester at BYU-I. If you could find that out that would be great. Elder Zolo is in a leg cast and might be able to return to Liberia in about 3 months.
So this week was great. Thank you for all the birthday wishes!!! I had a great birthday working hard. We planned to go out and teach but the picture you saw of me working behind the desk was basically what we were doing all day. Hard work and great work. I get to see the new missionaries sometimes when we have training. Last week we went on two exchanges with zone leaders in brewerville and logan town. It was great and fun to see all the missionaries in their zones. This week we are having 3 zone conferences where president and us will instruct! Pray for us that it will go well and we will be able to say the things that are needful to say! It will be fun, I think we will be perfect teachers together as a companionship too since we have been instructing so often. I love working so close with President and the couples since they have so much knowledge to pass on. President Kirkham is so inspired and I always try to listen to all that he says and write it down.
Everything is going great here just plugging away at the work. I am sure Ive grown small since ive been here..... WOOOOHH!
Elder Dahlin (It not your son der? Yeah oh)
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Very busy here but its been fun. We had Mission Council on Friday and New Missionary orientation on Wednesday so just a few days of instructiing. Only had 4 lessons this week so not much time out of the office. Maybe this week we will be a lot less busy since we just have Leadership Training on Wednesday for all District Leaders and Zone Leaders. It's fun to be in the middle of all the work.
Greet everyone for me! Goodnight.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Sister Dahlin - Thought you might enjoy seeing a picture of your new AP missionary with his new companion, Elder Finau. We took them to exchange their US dollars into Liberian dollars. You can see the exchange rate is at 87.5 - one US dollar is worth 87.5 Liberian dollars - for today, anyway! Today, we watched Elder Dahlin instruct the 5 new missionaries that arrived yesterday. He did a great job. ~Sister Berrett