This morning at 0330, Elder Gowans arose from a sleepless night and drove to the Post to take Brother Meadows to the airport. With this 4 day weekend, many of the students opted to go home to family. Many of these students have not seen their families for 6 to 8 months. Brother Meadows' wife delivered their baby last weekend so he is going home to be with her and the family for the 4 days he has available.
Then at 0800, we picked up a neighbor lady, Linda, and took her to the surgical clinic where she under went arthroscopic knee surgery to repair damage to her knee. She was to have been there only 3 to 4 hours, it ended up being 6 hours. After returning home and getting Linda comfortable in her apartment, we headed home and prepared the meal for institute and made final preparations for class.
We discussed our personal commitments to Christ and what is required of us to make a complete commitment to Him. We discussed personalities from church history who had obviously made such commitments. We discussed how these commitments will prepare us to become a Zion people and prepare us for the 2nd coming of Christ.
Why was Elder Gowans having a sleepless night you ask? Or maybe your not asking... but right as we were going to bed a text message came in from one of our members asking a question. Then as that was completed another message came in. Over the next hour 6 text messages were received. This completely chased sleep away. Hopefully tonight will be better.