Thursday, October 30, 2008

Missionary

I'm getting set apart tonight at 7.

I am so ready for this.

I don't mean ready as in prepared and I've got everything under control, but ready as in, this is the time.

I love the gospel. This is what I've been waiting for.

5 comments:

Heidi said...

You're going to be awesome!!! :)

DeweyOlsen said...

I found a Wonderful site on Isaiah!
http://www.isaiahexplained.com/
The site has free lessons on every chapter.
Very well done and in the author’s own voice.
Every Isaiah Chapter has the Analytical Commentary of Isaiah. Enjoy this personable verse-by-verse commentary of Isaiah by well-known Hebrew scholar Avraham Gileadi.

“Dr. Gileadi is the only LDS scholar I know of who is thoroughly competent to teach the words of Isaiah”—Professor Hugh Nibley, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. (1. 6. 2003)

“It is my testimony that this man has been brought forward and trained at this time to help those inside the Church into Isaiah, and those outside the Church, Jew and Gentile, through Isaiah into the Church” —Arthur Henry King, author, former BYU professor and London
Temple President.

“Dr. Gileadi has achieved a major breakthrough in the investigation of a book of such complexity and importance as the Book of Isaiah”—Professor David Noel Freedman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“Dr. Gileadi’s work will render obsolete almost all the speculations of Isaiah scholars over the last one hundred years . . . enabling scholarship to proceed along an entirely new line . . . opening new avenues of approach for others to follow”—Professor Roland K. Harrison, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada.

“Only one who is truly at home not only with the Hebrew but with the ancient manner of biblical thought could have produced such an insightful and ground-breaking book”—Professor S. Douglas Waterhouse, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

“Avraham Gileadi’s unsealing of the Book of Isaiah will forever change people’s
understanding of Judeo-Christian religion, lifting it to heights hitherto known only to prophets and saints”—Arie Noot, corporate executive, Edmond, Oklahoma.

“Isaiah Decoded is a huge breakthrough for the seeker of truth—Jew, Christian, Moslem, and agnostic. From an ancient writing, Gileadi has brought to light eternal truths about the nature of God and our relationship to him that have lain buried for centuries in the dust of time”—Guy Wins, fifth-generation Jewish diamond dealer from Antwerp, Belgium.

“Gileadi is the only scholar I know who has been able to express the Jewish expectation of the Messiah in relation to the life and mission of Jesus of Nazareth”—Daniel Rona, Israeli tour guide, Jerusalem, Israel.

“Dr. Gileadi has clearly demonstrated his mastery of the Book of Isaiah and of the scholarly literature dealing with it”—Professor Ronald Youngblood, Bethel Theological Seminary, San Diego, California.

“Avraham Gileadi’s books and tapes take the casual observer of Isaiah’s words and transform him into an enlightened and lifelong student of the Word of God”—Allan and Nancy Pratt, LDS mission president, Toulouse, France.

“Dr. Gileadi has awakened a whole new depth of my understanding of Isaiah’s prophetic message. His books and tapes illuminate the urgent relevance of Isaiah’s writings to our own day”—Becky Douglas, supervisor and sponsor of three orphanages in India, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Dr. Gileadi’s translation [of the Book of Isaiah] is clear and smooth, allowing the reader to appreciate the power and beauty of Isaiah as conveyed in the Hebrew original”—Professor Herbert M. Wolf, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

“Gileadi has uncovered an amazing message written in a divine code by the prophet–poet Isaiah. This will give comfort, hope, and joy to masses of people as they cope with the perplexing events now unfolding before their eyes”—Fenton Tobler, thirty years elementary school principle, Las Vegas, Nevada.

MormonsMadeSimple said...

Hi Brittany
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- Doug & Laurel

Elder Blain and Sister Blain said...

You don't know me, but I found you on Whit's blog and I love your blog. I'm a senior sister leaving on a mission with my husband to England Manchester mission. We'll be in the MTC when you are 'cause we're going on Feb. 8th!

We are set apart this Sunday. Such a very special moment.

This is our second mission. I spent the first six months being terrified half the time. It wasn't worth the sweat and anxiety. Everyone kept saying, "Forget yourself." I loved your comment about it not being your mission, but the Lord's. Exactly right! He IS there for you. I cannot begin to tell you of the miracles we experienced and witnessed. Savor every moment--the trials, disappointments, success, and joy--the highs and the lows. In the end, it is the greatest growing experience that you will treasure forever. I wouldn't trade any of it (even the really, really hard days) for anything. That's why I'm going again!! Yes, I AM nervous like before, but not as much. It must be the fear of the unknown and being out of one's comfort zone. LOL! Best of everything to you. You'll be SO blessed!
I'm at blainmission.blogspot.com

Elder Blain and Sister Blain said...

Sorry for commenting on your post since it is an old one. I didn't look at the date! Just erase my comment, okay? Hope all is well and your mission is FANTASTIC!