Saturday, February 28, 2009
The Missionary Training Center is pretty amazing. I keep thinking that I wouldn't be able to learn or teach this way in any other location. My ward/branch is really cool. I love the elders and sisters here. But I need to learn how to deal with some personalities. I do like them a lot, though. We've now taught the 1st and 2nd lessons. I love teaching with my companion Elder Green. He has a very strong testimony and when we teach together it flows nicely. Listening is KEY. You can easily lose track of time here. You learn so much and it sometimes seems slow, but then when you look back you wonder where the week went. I love being here, but I can't wait to be out in the mission field. I ran into Elder Tidd. We went to Sunday School together back in the Wolfeboro Branch when we were working at William Lawrence Camp. He's in the classroom next to mine! Weird, huh? Elder M.Russell Ballard spoke at Devotional. It was amazing!!!!! So powerful. Ask me about it when I get back!!! Everything is going well. I'm seeing things clearer and clearer. I can't wait to learn more as time goes on. Please send me a pair of jeans for P Day and service. PLEASE TELL ME WHEN MY NEPHEW IS BORN! I love you all very much and I am preaying for you. Love,Elder MakechnieP.S. thank you for all the letters!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Hello one and all!
We have created this Blog for Elder Ian George Makechnie. He reported to the Provo MTC on the 11th of February, 2009, and will be serving his two year, full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Denver North Mission.
Elder Makechnie is a kind, loving, intensely loyal, fun, easy-going individual who will be able to use his talents in the Lords service to help many people. We are proud of his decision to serve.
This forum will be used for his family members to post letters, e-mails, pictures and other artifacts of Elder Makechnie's life and church missionary service. Any family member who wishes will be granted administrative privileges to this site. Friends are welcome to comment on posts, or to submit any letters they may receive from Elder Makechnie to one of his family members to post here.
This Blog will be professionally printed and bound for Elder Makechnie as a gift upon completion of his missionary service.
Elder Makechnie; return with honor, and we love you.