Monday, June 23, 2014

Letter received June 19, 2014

Dearest Family,
What a wonderful and crazy week it has been.  I don't even know where to start.  It has been hot lately.  Sticky summer here we come :)  The crops are finally starting to come in so literally everything is green now.  We've been driving around quite a bit in the past week with the service we did and the different meetings we have.  This last preparation day was awesome because it was the Muncie North Zone (Lamanites) vs the Muncie South Zone (us the Nephites) in a huge Nerf war!  So much fun!  Just being around all the other missionaries made it a great time :)  I loved this months Ensign!  It has some great articles in it talking about the Priesthood and recognizing revelation.  I like the attached quotes from this years Teachings of the Presidents.  Well we will be doing a lot of teaching this week including preparation for the baptism of 2 granddaughters of a member!  Exciting stuff!  I love you!  More next time.
Much love and appreciation,
Elder Gunnoe

Teachings of Presidents of the Church - Joseph Fielding Smith:

"We are spirit children of our Eternal Father, who ordained a plan of salvation whereby we might come to earth and progress and advance and become like Him; that is, He provided a gospel plan which would enable us to have eternal family units of our own and to enjoy eternal life."

"We are ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our commission is to represent Him.  We are directed to preach His gospel, to perform the ordinances of salvation, to bless mankind, to heal the sick and perhaps perform miracles, to do what He would do if He were personally present - and all this because we hold the Holy Priesthood.  As the Lord's agents we are bound by His law to do what He wants us to do regardless of personal feelings or worldly enticements.  Of ourselves we have no message of salvation, no doctrine that must be accepted, no power to baptize or ordain or marry for eternity.  All these things come from the Lord, and anything we do with reference to them is the result of delegated authority."

Elder Gunnoe and Elder Grubbe helping tear down a barn

Elder Gunnoe and Elder Grubbe were able to help with this event - must have been fun!!

Nerf war (Nephites vs Lamanites) - quite the contraption

Elder Gunnoe and Elder Grubbe out working hard :)

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