We have frozen this blog as a historical, yet informational view at what life is like in the West Indies Mission for all those called to serve. This blog was designed for the families and friends of those missionaries serving in the West Indies Mission from July 2006 to July 2009. Every six weeks, photos taken at zone conference as well as a new slide show including every person baptized were posted on the blog. All of the slide shows are also available on our You Tube channel. The current West Indies Mission blog can be found here. Posts on our missionary experience can be found here and earlier. And finally, if you are a returned missionary who served in the West Indies, there is a current blog for you. Click here or visit westindiesrm@blogspot.com

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hanging in there

Did you ever wonder what your sons look like at the close of a long day of proselyting?

They come into their apartments between 9 and 9:30 pm - sweaty, hungry, tired - ready to rip off the tie, jump into the shower and grab a bowl of cereal.

But that is not what good missionaries do at the end of the day.

They keep that tie on, kneel in prayer and then they pull out planners and area books for a 30 minute planning session. When they endure to the end in doing their duty, and work as hard as they can every minute to bless the lives of the people they are finding and teaching - miracles happen, baptisms take place, and many of their sweet brothers and sisters find themselves on the path to eternal life.

This video clip of one of our new grandsons made me think of your good sons - pressing forward and enduring to the end in their exhausting yet eternally important work

Hanging in there from diane robison on Vimeo.


Angela said...

I think that was one of the sweetest videos you have ever posted!

Stan & Isabelle said...

This is so cute .. what an adorable little guy. He will do great things in his life, he's able to continue while half asleep! CUTE

Kade said...

Yup, that looks about right! Reminds me of countless nights in the field - the worst was when I fell asleep for at least 10 minutes during a phone call w/ one of the elders in the zone. I woke up to, "What do you think I should do?" BAH!