For want of a better word, all I can say about today is WOW! We taught taught in our classes today to prepare us for our role-play for tomorrow morning. We will be teaching "investigators" a lesson tomorrow based on the restoration. Unlike the 5-10 minutes discussions role-played during our Stake Mission Prep class, these lessons will last 45 minutes. There is some feeling of fear and trepidation, but we will go forth and do and learn.
This evening we attended a missionary devotional. The speakers were Elder and Sister Don R. Clarke. Elder Clarke is a member of the First Council of the Seventy. (For my non-LDS friends, the First Quorum of the Seventy is a portion of the General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) The meeting began with prelude singing by the assembled missionaries, several hundred of us, possibly even a thousand. What a sound!!! The opening song was Called to Serve, sung by the congregation. Totally awesome and inspiring. There was also a choir number sung by a missionary choir of a couple hundred missionaries. They sang Where Can I Turn for Peace? It was beautiful.
The singing was followed by the talks by Elder and Sister Clarke. One could not help but feel the Spirit which attended this devotional. I'm not a "meeting" type of person, buy I could attend a devotional like this four times a day. Words cannot describe the feeling during this meeting. We are ready to get out and serve.