Every month we have to fill out a monthly missionary report with the number of hours we spent serving, the number of e-mails and phone calls we answered, the number of training meetings we attended and a spiritual experience. I thought I would share my spiritual experience for January.
"During one of the training meetings last week Mindy mentioned that every call has a reason to come to us. She said it was a “blessing for the patron to get you to answer their question for them.” When she said that my heart just swelled, and the Spirit whispered to me that it was true. It’s an awesome and at times an overwhelming responsibility that just fills me with gratitude. I can’t believe that a year is almost up since starting this mission. I can’t tell you how much this has changed my life. I was in that time of life when most of the children were gone and grandchildren far away. I was just trying to figure out what to do with my life. I was just wasting my time with activities that really had no value, not that they were bad, but just did not have any lasting benefit. This calling certainly has lasting benefit. In fact, on that very day that Mindy made the statement above I had a patron call needing help with her sign-in to New FamilySearch. When I was ending the call I told her, thanks for calling and invited her to call again if she needed help. She asked if she would get me and I told her probably not, that we had hundreds of wonderful missionaries all over the world to answers phones. Then she said, “When I get to the other side, I will look you up!!” My heart swelled again."