Saturday, October 27, 2007

A special visit

On Wed. while we were waiting for the Elders to come to the house for our lesson, Jim got a phone call. I couldn't figure out who he was talking to, when he got off the phone he had a look of....hmmmmm shock, confusion, bewilderment, wonder. Turns out it was the Stake President's secretary wanting to set up a time for the Stake President and one of the Area Seventies, a General Authority to come visit us Saturday afternoon.
So since I am new to the church I am surprised and shocked. Why would a General Authority want to come to OUR house? I mean....we are nobody. I immediately go into panic mode. This has to be done and that has to be done!! Of course I didn't get everything done that I wanted to have done, but I got a lot of things done, things that had been on my list of things to do for this week while we are on vacation. So now that they are done I can scrap and relax and catch up on some other things.

Fast forward to today. Oh needless to say, I haven't slept much the last few days because I am so nervous and anxious, constantly wondering 'Why us'?? So now the house is ready, neither one of us can sit still so we are basically pacing the floor. And they arrive, President Saunders and Brother Tenney(the General Authority).
Talk about a spiritual experience! We sat at the dining room table to talk. It was so awe inspiring and one of those WOW experiences! Bro. Tenney told us that he had asked all of the Bishops in the Stake to make a list of member family's to turn into him. Then they were to pray on which family's they needed to visit. Out of like 3000 people, our names was one of the 3 family's who they said Heavenly Father told them they should meet. I feel so not worthy of this honor! Wow! All of the things that have happened over the last month or more have told me that this is the church that I have been searching for years for. Brother Tenney gave Jim a mission to accomplish, which he has already done, we visited some more(and I told him I planned on being baptised the Saturday after Thanksgiving) before President Saunders led us in prayer, then Jim asked if we could get a couple of pictures together before they left (T told me if I didn't she would come down here and hurt me!! *LOL*). It was just such an amazing meeting! I had chills for I don't know how long after they left, so did Jim!
Tonight we had an adult meeting at the church and we listened to some amazing inspiring speeches, and we got to talk with Brother Tenney again for a short time. When Jim told him he was emailing him the pics tonight, Bro Tenney told him they would be going in his journal. Wow, to think we are going to be in one of the Area Seventies journal!
Ok so I probably sound like I am babbling *L* But I have found that after going to a meeting, or sacrament, or whatever...I always feel so uplifted afterwards! That also tells me I am where I need to be and this is what I need to be doing! I am sure there is something I am forgetting, but this last few days have been a whirlwind!!

I guess I should post my pics (so T can see!! *L* This is for you T!!! ((hugs)) )


It's Just me...Crazy "T" said...

Oh Julie this is so amazing.. Way to go gal and whohoooooo getting pictures!!!!! I so would have loved to have such an inspiring experience but, I will just borrow yours for the chills!!! I am so happy for you that you have found such peace and happiness..
Now as I tell all my loved ones..
"Keep the Faith"
luv your gutz!

Jacinda said...

Julie I can't believe what I'm reading. How awesome for you both to experience that! The Lord surely has his eye on you girl, and I'm so happy that you and your husband are feeling the spirit. Hugs from me, Jacinda