Wednesday, May 13, 2009


For the devotional on Tuesday night we had the pleasure of having M. Russell Ballard of the quorum of the 12 apostles speak to us! It was so amazing! And I was only sitting seven rows away from him! He has a very down-to-earth personality that I don't think you can catch during his talks at conference. He spoke to us on the principle of desire and how that is the most important thing we can have as missionaries. I'd never thought about it before, but it is so true! The word "desire" is all over the scriptures even! At the conclusion he gave us an apostolic belssing in which he blessed us to be ever aware of our surrondings, have the gift of dissernment, and to have the Holy Ghost as our constant companion, and to have the desire to do the Lord's work fill our hearts. It was amazing! The spirit was so strong! It is a different experience to watch apostles on T.V. but to be in their presence!-Nothing is like it! I hope so much that the dedication of the Kyiv temple will happen when I'm there so I might even get to see a Prophet!
Meg 5-7-09

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