Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Quick Hello (Received 10/31/11)

Sorry I didn't make time to email today. that was my bad. CRAZY week ahead... We left the office around 12:30 last night (bed by 1am) and woke up at 6:30 and headed straight back to the office. This is the 3rd or 4th day in a row we've gotten less than 7 hours of sleep. I have big, black bags under my eyes. Halloween costume? We were swamped in the office preparing for our big meetings this week - one tomorrow, one Wednesday, one Friday. Then the following week we have a meeting every day Monday through Friday. Tomorrow is our Mission Council, and we'll be taking the Zone Leaders and Training Sisters to the Morely Farm. Many revelations from the Doctrine and Covenants came from there - check them out to find out what we'll be talking about tomorrow! Karl Anderson will be giving us the tour. Following the tour we'll have lunch and will have our Mission Council meeting. The next day we have another meeting in Kirtland with all the District Leaders and Zone Leaders (and another set of Sisters. Boyd K. Packer said that the intuition of a righteous woman availeth much, so President likes to always have a set of sisters at our meetings. Which is why we have "mission council" instead of "zone leader council." Friday we will have a meeting with all the new missionaries who came to Ohio last Wednesday and their trainers. All the meetings are from 9:30am to 4pm. Elder Parkinson and I will be conducting the meetings and giving many workshops. Keep me in your prayers that I'll be able to inspire these missionaries! ;)

I know that our Heavenly Father watches over us and knows us personally. There is no way I could get through these meetings and the everyday work without Him. I am grateful for the Spirit in my life. I have learned and grown so much as I have qualified for that constant companionship and have listened to the subtle promptings. I know that as we align our lives and our will to the will of the Savior, we will experience true, pure joy. We will not be enduring to the end as much as we will be enjoying to the end. Hope everyone has a happy Halloween. We were told that the most popular costume this year is an LDS Missionary (I think because of that play in New York). Maybe I'll go grab some candy tonight :) Love you all!

Elder Dransfield

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