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3 Things We Gain from Serving & Sacrificing in the Church

MR says: The next time your alarm goes off for early morning Church meetings, remember the sacrifice is well worth it.

As the alarm rings at 5:30am, I sluggishly climb out of bed and feel my way through the darkness to the bathroom. However, just as I’m about to turn on the shower, I hear the baby fussing. After changing her diaper and lulling her back to sleep, I find myself running late—I have a meeting at 6:30am. I shower and shave, put on a shirt and tie, and say a prayer to start the day. A little exasperated at this point, I open the garage door only to find a little boy tugging my pants and asking for food because he didn’t eat enough dinner last night. I give him an apple, send him back to bed, and kiss my wife goodbye.

The action begins immediately. A short 30-minute executive team meeting is followed by a 90-minute meeting with other organizational leaders. Afterwards, I spend several minutes greeting organizational members and taking care of other matters. Then the main one-hour meeting happens with 250 organizational members in attendance. I’m in charge of conducting this meeting, and even after all my public speaking experience, I still have butterflies in my stomach.

Well, that might actually be hunger that I’m feeling. In my rush to get out the door this morning, I didn’t eat anything for breakfast. I didn’t have time to pack a lunch either, so it looks like I’ll just have to wait until dinner to eat.

Lead image from Aggieland Mormons.
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