The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Busy Day

Some days you hardly stop to eat. For our exercise this morning we headed over to the Barlow Center at 6:45 to make sure everyone was okay and that the door was still tied shut so our little flock would be safe from the worldly harm.  All was well and our cleaning lady Susana had found a way to get the door to lock.  We decided to go for a walk and see more of DC.  We walked for a half hour came home and got ready for the day and then started studying.  I found some really cool insights today.  I love it when I make connections in the scriptures.  D&C 21:6 gives a promise to those that follow the counsel of a prophet.  It says that the Lord will cause the heavens to shake for our good.  I have always wondered what that meant and I got a little insight today. In D&C 35:24 the Lord says that He will cause the heavens to shake or your good, and Satan shall tremble and Zion will rejoice.  If we follow a prophet Satan will tremble because he will lose his control and ability to deceive us.  I also found a new promise for reading the scriptures.  D&C 35: 20-21 The scriptures are given for the salvation of mine elect, they will hear my voice, and see me and shall not be asleep but will abide the day of His coming.  Elder Oaks made the comment at the first of this seminary year that they were going to require a student to read the text we are studying in order to graduate.  He said it was a vital for us to read the scriptures as it was for the early Saint to load their wagons.  They wouldn't make Zion without their wagons loaded.  We will not be prepared for the Savior if we are not reading the scriptures and hearing His voice and seeing who He really is and want he expects of us.  That is always cool to find new insights.  

We headed to the temple today.  We had a mission photo scheduled and we had to be there so we thought we would catch a session before the photo.  We got there and found out there was a special session for the missionaries at 10:30.  We made it in time barely but the session was so full we volunteered to wait for the next session at 11:00.  That turnout to be a trial of  my patience.    They held the session up for a man and started 30 min. late.  They had problems with the film and a lady behind us would not stop talking.  She was a temple worker and was telling her friend how mad she was that people would just chit chat.  I thought about the mote and the beam judgment.  She was so loud we heard every word she said.  Everyone on our row gave her a dirty look and a man finally said shh. That kind of worked. In spite of my frustration I loved my experience and we were 20 minutes late showing up to the picture but we were there in plenty of time because it took forever to get all those missionaries and couples in the right place to take a picture.  I have no idea how many missionaries there are but there was a lot.  One of the couples I was talking to served here in DC went home and four months later put in their papers for another mission and got a call back to DC and they didn't request the mission.  


From there he headed to our favorite store, Wal Mart.  They have about the best prices we have found and they have everything and you can park and get in easily, the store is clean and it was not very busy.  We got home in time for Elder Anthony to make dinner and I started making bread.  We took the dough over to the Barlow Center to bake.  We wanted it to entice the students to come to class.  It worked.  We had twice as many students this week as we did last week.  We went over our lesson while we baked bread..  By the time we got cleaned up and home it was almost 10.  So after writing this  I am off to bed.  I like getting 8 hours of sleep. 

3 comments:

  1. Bread! Below, the bread of life and the yeast kind. Both bringing blessings. :) So glad you are getting your feet under you.

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  2. Your lives sound busy but filled with rewarding experiences. When I read that you have Costco and Walmart in your mission, not to mention the opportunity of attending the Temple, it reminds me how barren life was in Israel.

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  3. Your students are so lucky to be able to eat your home made bread! I am sure your numbers will increase this next week!

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