Tuesday, June 23, 2015

iPads to missionfield

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:49 PM, Katherine Walter <katherine.walter@myldsmail.net> wrote:

Hello friends and Family! 

My mission is getting iPads. This week or next week. But it is really happening. And we had a great big meeting yesterday where we met with Elder David F Evans and Bro Allen from the Missionary Department. The meeting was great. We were called to repentance. And it was full of love because that is what repentance is. An opportunity to change given by our Savior who loves us perfectly and unconditionally. We were told of something Elder Nelson said as they have begun to let missionaries begin to use technology, "The Savior is not disappointed with any who earnestly seek to repent. He is grateful, as are we, for the faith they have exercised, first in answering a call from a prophet to serve a mission, and second to repent and seek forgiveness through the Atonement of Jesus Christ."
Pretty amazing right? How could He ever be disappointed as we seek to come closer to Him? The invitation is given constantly in the Book of Mormon, repent and come unto me. 
Their invitation to us was to repent of breaking any mission rules. Any past transgressions. And any times that we don't follow the Savior with all our heart, might, mind and strength. It is a great privilege. And I am grateful for the reminder. 
They did talk a lot about the risks and temptations and they have a lot of safeguards in place. The centermost are striving to be intune with the Spirit, open and honest with our companions and mindful enough of our emotions before we try and look anything up on the ipad that would not be alright. It is such a blessing to be entrusted with this before we go home to develop these righteous internet/technology habits now instead of making it home, having been insulated for 18 mos - 2 years and falling into old things, whatever they were. 
This is a great blessing of trust from the Lord. 
I can't wait to let you all know more as it goes on. They are adding us to their iPad test group of missionaries so here goes! 

I love you all! 

I love the Lord and appreciate His trust in letting me be out here to do His work. 

Sister Walter

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