Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mission Tour With The President

Hey Everyone!
Wanna know something really cool! Okay so we got a call from the President's Assisstents on the 4th of July asking if we could go to a meeting with them and President later that evening at 7. So we go and find out that President Murdock want's to go on a mission tour with him and the Assisstents. He wants us to train all the missionaries in the who mission. So we are going to be driving around like crazy! We started Friday the 5th and we don't get back to our area until Saturday the 13th. What an amazing experience! Heavenly Father has so much trust in me, it boggles my mind. The trainings have been going well. The first day we kept changing it up trying to tweak so we were teaching exactly what the spirit wants us to. We have been teaching on making BOLD, inspired commitments, that bring the people we are teaching closer to Christ. It's wonderful because I'm learning so much as I teach. President also has asked us to sing at the meetings and also for the next transfer meeting. Cool. It's really nice to be able to get to know him better. We got to go to Red Robbin with him, his wife, and the assisstents. Which was awesome because on Friday we missed breakfast and lunch. On Saturday we missed just lunch. We are just so busy and there arent enough hours in the day! Wanna know whats also amazing! We get to go to Meeker! We are surprising Gary Zellers! His beautiful wife, Laurie already knows were coming! I cannot wait to give that family a big hug! I love them. Also I love Meeker. It will be nice to drive through that! Were going to try to see as many people as we can. Sister Hatch also served there so we both were so excited! It's going to be an  exhausting couple of days because of driving and long hours sitting in meetings. We listen to the same 3 trainings 3 times a day! It takes a little over 3 hours with each group. But this whole thing is so awesome!
We got to teach a less active on Sunday inbetween our meeting and church. It was the first time we have met him. He was filled with the spirit. Right now he is struggling because his wife doesnt like the church. His whole family is really active. His brother is a Mission President in New York. It made me so sad for him because he has such a strong spirit, but a few wrong choices with alcohol caused a divorce and alot of separation with the family, and his own separation with the church. We sang Nearer My God to Thee with him and testified Heavenly Fathers love for him. He is going to Utah for a family reunion next week. So he told us we should expect to see him the week after. Tender mercy with the situation was, we met him at the perfect time because his wife happened to not be home, so he was able to open up and express his desire to come back. That was such an uplifting experience.
We had a similar experience with Sonya and another family. We shared the power of the hymns. In the Ensign on page 31-33 it talks about how the hymns can give us so much comfort, peace, and can motivate us to choose the right. The hymns can truly help people feel the spirit. Thats why we try to sing everytime we go somewhere. It's awesome!
Well we have to leave at 1:15 today to go over the mountain to Montrose. Wish me luck! and more importantly keep us in your prayers so we can inspire and motivate! I love Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. I see miracles everyday.
-Sister Gampe

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