Interviews in Goldendale, Hood River and The Dalles

2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (10)Our first stop for interviews today was in Goldendale where these fine Elders live.  What a beautiful drive to a beautiful spot!  The chapel is across the street from a wonderful old cemetery I would love to wonder through some day.  A couple of deer crossed in front of us as we approached.  2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (11)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (12)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (13)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (14)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (15)Then we traveled on to The Dalles, going first to Hood River, about 30 minutes past The Dalles.  We went past this look-out point along the way.2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (18)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (19)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (20)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (21)

Hood River, White Salmon and Stephenson Missionaries:2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (23)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (29)

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Thoughts on Keeping Journals and Records

“We urge our young people to begin today to write and keep records of all the important things in their own lives.”
(President Spencer W. Kimball, New Era, Oct 1975, p. 4.)

“I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations. Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us and as our posterity read of our life’s experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our families are together in the eternities, we will already be acquainted.”
(President Spencer W. Kimball, New Era, Dec. 1980, p. 26.)

“The prompting that goes unresponded to may not be repeated. Writing down what we have been prompted with is vital. A special thought can be lost in the day in the rough and tumble of life. God should not, and may not, choose to repeat the prompting if we assign what was given such a low priority as to put it aside.”
(Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Press Forward, p. 122.)

“When you receive personal revelation it is an offense against God to not write it down; for it becomes scripture to you.”
(Elder Richard G. Scott, Oct. 2000, Stake President’s Seminar.)

“Knowledge carefully recorded is knowledge available in time of need. Spiritually sensitive information should be kept in a sacred place that communicates to the Lord how you treasure it. That practice enhances the likelihood of your receiving further light.
(Elder Richard G. Scott, Oct. General Conf. 1993, Sunday Session.)

“People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.”
(Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale)

“If you do not write your story, your name will be obliterated from the human record and you will not speak from the grave. You will not have any influence on those who come after you. Those who write about the things they have done and learned in life have a huge impact on posterity. Write your story. You have overcome things your children need to know about.”
(Ronald O. Barney, Church History Department)

Here are some messages to future families from today’s missionaries:2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (2)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (7)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (25)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (26)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (28)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (34)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (40)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (42)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (45)2016-4-26 Interviews, Goldendale, Dalles (46)

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