Called to Serve

We have loved traveling and being with family for the past two years but we felt the call to serve another mission so here we are in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for the next year.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Afternoon With An Apostle

The Micronesia Guam Mission had the great opportunity of meeting with Elder D. Todd Christopherson today. He arrived Monday night and we had a member meeting with him on Tuesday night but today we were a group of about 35 missionaries and it was great. He had come to Guam to dedicate a new chapel on the island of Chuuk but he made sure that he was able to meet with us before going home.

Before the meeting started, Elder Christopherson had all the missionaries come by to shake his hand and tell him where we were from. He is such a warm, friendly man.

We started with some wonderful remarks by Sister Dowdle and President Dowdle, our mission president, followed by
Sister Stephenson and President Stephenson, the area president and then Sister Christopherson spoke. They all gave such good messages and the spirit was strong.

Elder Christopherson started his time by asking if the missionaries had any questions they would like to ask him. A few brave souls did ask questions and he proceeded to teach some wonderful principles as he answered. One missionary asked him about the Thursday morning meetings that the Twelve Apostles hold each week. He read from D&C 107 and talked about how every decision must be unanimous. Sometimes the brethren have differing opinions but they discuss things until they have enlightened each other and all have come to a decision in unity. After a few more questions and answers in this manner he went on to talk to us about teaching as guided by the spirit. The spirit definitely was with us as he taught.

We have such fantastic missionaries here in Guam but I am sure that after today they are going to be just a little better in their work. It was such an uplifting day and we have been so blessed to have had this time with an apostle.


Margo said...

Sounds nice, I just read some of his conference talk last night. I posted an addendum and new photo for you on the blog :)

Linda Nimer said...

I'm beginning to think that the general authorities are being instructed to have the members ask questions as that is what our general authority at stake conference did as well. How exciting for you to be in such a small group to be able to meet with Elder Christopherson.

Evan said...

What a nice experience to be with an apostle. Your blog is so good and we enjoy it, when we remember and have the time. Our mission, too, id very demanding, as you said about yours in the last post. The blog is a great way of recording your experiences. We are doing that also: Hang in there and enjoy! Elder and Sister Excell