Monday, March 29, 2010

Spectacular views from the front porch of the mission home

I have stood outside and had my breath taken away by amazing sunsets.
Sometimes I can't take my eyes off of the ever changing colors.

This photo may not do it justice but I felt like if those clouds were a bit lower I could touch them.

Could this be fire in the sky?
This is my favorite view. Every six weeks after the new missionary devotional, new missionaries, their companions and the assistants organize bags, bikes and supplies and hustle off to their areas. The waiting is over, it is now time to put all the weeks, months and years of preparation to work. There is always a bit of hesitation untill President Scruggs says GO! They are off, fresh troops to add to God's army. They don't know what is ahead. There will be strugles and trials but none of that will be remembered. They will very shortly come to understand and feel the love that the Savior has for all his children.
"After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the Gospel."
President Joseph Smith