Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RETIREMENT IS NOT PART OF THE LORDS PLAN OF HAPPINESS

In the mission office hangs this poster and around the poster are the pictures of all the senior couples serving in the Florida Orlando Mission.
Every Monday night we get together with our Senior District and have Family Home Evening. Once a Month we go to the Orlando Temple for a session and we have an outing one Saturday a Month.
These people are good righteous dedicated missionaries that give a year or two serving full time missions.
Two single companions Sister Vaden of St. George, Utah and Sister Danes from Kuna, Idaho are leaving this week. They have been working in the employment office adjacent to the Florida Orlando mission office on Satellite Avenue.
The building that houses the mission office also has LDS social services, a bishops storehouse, and the employment office. We love being apart of the senior district.
Our Family Home Evening Lesson last night was given by Brother and Sister Gordon from a Conference Talk on "The Priesthood" by Dallin H. Oaks. Sister Gordon said she did not have the priesthood in her home growing up because her father was not a member. She was single for 25 years and her former husbands did not honor their priesthood. She has been married to Brother Gordon now for a little over a year and she told us how thrilled she is to finally have a worthy priesthood holder in her home--she values that blessing that many of us take for granted. Because of her lesson I want to express my gratitude for the worthy priesthood holders that have been in my home: my father Orson Leroy Hollist and Elder Charles Bean. That is truly a blessing with authority above that of Kings. 
  

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy that you guys are having such great experiences!

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