September 18, 2012:
Yesterday was our preparation day. We had training meeting at 7:30 am. Brother and Sister Choi from the Seventies gave the training. I didn't go because I wasn't feeling well but Elder Scott went and they talked about how a husband should treat his wife. So that worked out good. Then we went to the temple and did an endowment. Brother and Sister Forsberg from Farr West were there. They are visiting for a day or two. Then we went in to Dr./Elder Miller and he gave me an antibiotic. Hope it works. He said he is writing a talk to send home or something and the two Elders he is talking about in it are Elder Christensen and Elder Scott. About how he is amazed that they are here on missions. Then we went to Keokuk and Montrose, Iowa to shop for food. We buy our meat at Dave's meat market in Montrose because I don't like Walmart's meat. Montrose is a little town right across the Mississippi River to the west.
This morning we had training meeting at 7:30 am again. It was very good. Elder Choi talked again. He talked about our families and how they will receive blessings because we are serving a mission. How families are a major part of God's plan for our happiness and how much joy we can get from living the commandments. How we are spirit children of our Heavenly Father and how much he wants us to have peace and joy in our lives and in eternity. How the scriptures can help us find that peace and joy.
Elder Scott served at the Print shop today with Elder Ward and I served in the Seventies Hall with
Sister Christensen. We only had to tours so we both got a lot of sewing done. I was chroteting and she was making a rag purse. Elder Christensen has LAS and yet they are out here on a mission serving. They are amazing to me. So much faith. I pray every day that he can have the strength to complete his mission.