We attended another zone conference this week in Cedar City. This conference was for all of the Live-at-Home couples in the mission. The emphasis of the conference was to teach us how to use the Ipad for teaching and reporting. Before the conference, we felt we preferred to use the printed pamphlets for teaching. But presentations at the conference convinced us we will be more effective teaching with Ipads. (Note the plural of Ipads). We have determined we need to purchase another Ipad so we can both be using an Ipad during teaching.
After the zone conference we traveled to SLC so Larry could go to a follow up appointment at the Moran Eye Center at the University Hospital on Wednesday. (Everything was positive). We returned to the Mission on Thursday and prepared for talks in the Heritage Park Branch sacrament meeting. We also met with an investigator and made arrangements to teach her next week. We also began teaching the Gospel Principles Sunday School Class today. We had one couple in the class. They are a hard working couple who have four children and they are preparing to go to the temple. It is obvious they are loving parents.
We understand why the mission presidency prefer couples not leave the mission for other activities. Going to SLC this week really took us out of missionary work for most of the week. We are looking forward to burying ourselves in the work this coming week. We love the missionary work and we love the people.
We were promised when we were set apart as missionaries that members of our family would receive blessings they otherwise would not have received. We feel we are seeing examples of these promised blessings.