We have some interesting news to share with you. Yesterday morning mom and I were called to be the Zone Leaders for the International Reference Zone of our mission. As one of our young missionaries said: "I see, now you are really the head honchos". Well, that's not really completely true. However, we do have significant responsibilities that we have not here to for had. There are approximately 105 Fulltime, Parttime and Service missionaries that we have responsibility for as well as all the detail work of keeping everybody headed in the same direction. Lots and lots of meetings, as well. For the near term this also means we will not have much opportunity to do personal research or work with patrons who come to the library. In time that may change a bit. Of course, we do have our own office, a cubical, and all the necessary technology to help us. We are humbled, but grateful that the Lord and the mission leadership trusts us with this responsibility. And we are looking forward to working with our fellow missionaries as well as the paid professional staff. There are lots of things happening in Family History now and we are fortunate enough to be right in the middle of it.
Memory is the biggest problem. There is little of it these days. I guess it's really true that you can teach old dogs a few new tricks given the opportunity!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
We got our official mission call on Thursday, May 8th. We are going to Salt Lake to do work at the Family History Library...exactly where we wanted to be! We are very excited as you can imagine. We report on June 6th, so we are busily trying to get ourselves ready to go. We will be saying hasta lavista (sp?) to Idaho on Friday the 23rd. Wish us luck!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Hello...I am learning how to blog. Please be patient with me as I figure all of this out! So far I have attached my blog to others, messed up their dashboard, and otherwise made a mess of things. But my wise and brilliant daughter fixed it for me. lol (guess who's writing this post...)