Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Final PPI

Well the main news of the week is that we had two days in a row no rain!  We really want to know who named this the Sunshine State, as that hasn't happened for weeks!  And our "list" is down to two people.... So close!!!  As we have talked to SO MANY people who are baptized but no longer interested in being active in the Church, we have pondered so often about what is really important in life.  During an FHE presentation this week in our "District" of Senior Missionaries (yes, we have that many - no longer are we the only Sr. couple in the closest 18 missions!!!), Elder Bean (aka Dr. Charles Bean from Kaysville, UT) shared the following.  His source was a BYU Devotional (can I just say how proud I am especially this week to be a BYU alum - this is Cindy writing, not Craig! ;) ) given by then-Presiding Bishop Robert D. Hales: 

In June of 1965, a group of brethren in the Physical Facilities Department of the Church was doing some work outside the Hotel Utah apartment of President David O. McKay. As President McKay stopped to explain to them the importance of the work in which they were engaged, he paused and told them the following: "Let me assure you, Brethren, that some day you will have a personal priesthood interview with the Savior, Himself. If you are interested, I will tell you the order in which He will ask you to account for your earthly responsibilities:

  • First, He will request an accountability report about your relationship with your wife. (He was speaking to only men - we would assume women will be asked a similar question about their husbands.)  Have you actively been engaged in making her happy and ensuring that her needs have been met as an individual?
  • Second, He will want an accountability report about each of your children individually. He will not attempt to have this for simply a family stewardship but will request information about your relationship to each and every child.
  • Third, He will want to know what you personally have done with the talents you were given in the pre-existence.
  • Fourth, He will want a summary of your activity in your Church assignments. He will not be necessarily interested in what assignments you have had, for in his eyes the home teacher and a mission president are probably equals, but He will request a summary of how you have been of service to your fellowmen in your Church assignments.
  • Fifth, He will have no interest in how you earned your living, but if you were honest in all your dealings.
  • Sixth, He will ask for an accountability on what you have done to contribute in a positive manner to your community, state, country and the world."

Very Sobering....   This week we were invited to lunch by one of our fun little sisters who we visit on a regular basis.  She made lunch for us, and I FINALLY learned how to make Egg Rolls, which I promise to make and share when we get back!

(I had a wonderful picture of my dear friend, Carmen, that I had to take down.)

At least I now know how to ROLL them!  :)

And a sky picture-of-the-week!
The Gospel is True!  I did not feel well today and stayed home from Church (first day since being here in Orlando) and spent my time home rereading Believing Christ.  We both DO BELIEVE!  We are happy we can be missionaries.  We love you! 

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