3315 Alton Phillips Rd.
Kinston NC, 28504
Elder Tenney is going to Brazil, Forta Lesa. He is a great Elder. We're on the country side of Kinston, the "better" ward, as quoted by members. The ward rocks. The first ward that cares about what we do. But what made it stupenda-freakin-awesome-lacious-ness...is the epic stake conference...
The Stake Presidency received a letter along the lines: It is suggested that Saturday night adult session will be focused on the Work of Salvation. The stake president had us wear red tie/skirts for sisters. Then before the meeting Pres. Baker and Pres. Walker (Stake President) knelt in prayer with the missionaries and Pres. Baker, using the keys that he and Pres. Walker had, "petition thee to let us call down the powers of heaven to bring the Spirit of Revelation to reach the goal which thou hast set for 1,000 stake referrals." We were humbled by that prayer. FYI the High Council made it a goal to teach the members about Revelation, the Restoration and promise that names and faces would be given them, and to write them on the provided program and give them to the missionaries at the end of the session. Pres. Walker was emailing the final goal of 500 referrals received when he heard a voice say . "Scott, that's not my goal, it's yours. Mine is 1,000" So the goal was made.
We, both the east and west zones, marched from the foyers, up the aisles, and stood in front of the pulpit while singing, "Called to Serve Him." Pres. and Sister Baker then addressed how we are a wonderful group of 42 missionaries in this stake and here to help the members. We were seated on the stand. talks were given in which, The Spirit including expounding, revelation, and vision did not leave! We sang, as missionaries for the intermission hymn, "Bring the world His truth." Wet eyes, and cameras recording us, filled the congregation. The Spirit was so undeniable, it was amazing.
There was a part I like. A speaker related D&C 4 and edited it to the setting. He said, "Brothers and Sisters, I think the Lord is telling us to put down our sickles, and fire up the combine." FYI, one combine can harvest enough wheat to make 71,000 loaves of bread in one hour. The Work is coming out of darkness and obscurity. 604 referrals were counted that night. Sunday, they hit on the Revelation again, but the missionaries were in their respective areas.
In all, last night we got a text from the Zone Leaders, and an email from Pres. Baker informing us in total, 1,013 referrals were received in total.
THIS WARD ROCKS!!! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!!!
Much love, Elder Meyerink
Mom Says to Family and friends:
Since there are 200 + missionaries in this mission--
Please send your Christmas letters, cards or packages, to the address above---
That will save the Mission office staff the work of forwarding so much mail out to the missionaries.