In the past 4 months we have crossed the plains 3 times, crossed the sea twice, buried 2 spouses & 3 children. We have had 2 plural wives been forced out of Missouri and Nauvoo, Served 2 missions, sold a velocepede, attended the first wine fest in the City of Joseph and learned how to make beer as we have worked on transcribing Journals of the Early members of the Church.
We have attended meetings with General Authorities of the Church and stepped off an Elevator to be greeted by Elder Gong to our surprise. We work regular office hours 5 and sometimes 6 days a week, keep a close eye on the reconstruction of the Temple and get to do family History at the Family History library in our spare time.
Occasionally we have the opportunity to give out a Book of Mormon or share a story from our own family with people from all over the world. We are learning the value of personal journals and Sister Burrow is working on becoming an expert in researching records of early members of the church. We are growing learning and expanding our testimonies as we set in daily devotionals with the other missionaries in our zone. And we get to work for Emily Peck Crumpton. We have learned that It isn’t where you serve, but how you serve and the fact that you are willing to serve-- that is the most important. The Lord will use you where he needs you not necessarily where you think you would be most useful and that is enough.
I figure only an Elder that is a contractor who is used to taking breaks on Sheetrock would find a spot to nap on the cupboards in the Church History Library.