The ability to manage time wisely is a characteristic of a successful missionary. By using time wisely, a missionary is able to plan for and achieve meaningful goals. The manual "Preach My Gospel" has an entire chapter devoted to using time wisely. It says something that I feel everyone can put into practice daily, "In your prayer at the end of the day, give an accounting of your work." We are, and will always be, accountable to God for how we spend the time that He has given us here on earth. I have to remind myself frequently that "busyness" is not necessarily evidence of the wise use of time. Using time wisely and with accountability is one of the abilities I hope that our missionaries can master and then take into their future lives. In the Doctrine and Covenants 58:26-32, we read:
5. I finally finished our mission's "Title of Liberty." It was begun on the fourth of July when each Zone came together and "rent" their clothing like Captain Moroni. They vowed to "...stand fast in the faith of Christ" (Alma 46:27). Each missionary submitted a torn piece of fabric with a scripture reference written on it.
6. A short, yet wonderful visit from some family members and time spent together
7. More incoming missionaries and more to send home:
The TMM will miss these missionaries!
|A fond good-bye to our Assistant, Elder Myers, who is now on his way to serve in Laredo!|
9. Training of new District leaders: