Monday, January 6, 2014

Helping Other Missionaries

Serving a mission isn't just about finding and teaching those who are ready to hear the restored gospel. It isn't only about making friends and serving the community where you are assigned. Missionaries also serve each other: companions will often show support by making the other's bed, or doing a chore, or cooking a meal. Missionaries called to leadership positions, like senior companion, District Leader, Zone Leader or Assistant to the President, often have more opportunities to serve their fellow missionaries.

In early September 2013 Eric wrote "this past week has been absolutely crazy. I have given more priesthood blessings* this week than I have given added up outside this week. It has been so hard. I won't reveal [the reasons for the blessings] but I will say that it has been super hard. I have really relied on the Spirit this week."

Eric has loved serving with the other missionaries in the Micronesia Guam Mission. I know this shared experience will be one they each will treasure for the rest of their lives. 

* Priesthood Blessing: A blessing given by a Melchizedek Priesthood holder, by the laying on of hands and by inspiration, to one who is sick or otherwise in need of special counsel, comfort, or healing. If the blessing is for the sick, consecrated oil is used (James 5:14-15). To learn more