Friday, October 31, 2014

026 Tuesday to Tuesday (Oct. 15-21, 2014)



Quote of the Week – “We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see” by Elder Packer.

On the 15th, Wednesday, we spent a deal of the day with Denise. We had to go to a meeting for Denise with her whole social work support team.  It was so interesting to attend the meeting and see her reaction to those who control her life at this time. They are working with her to make sure she has the support to get her ready for her baby to be returned to her for good.  They held her feet to the fire, and it was obvious that she was not in the best of moods.  While they forced her to tell them what they needed to hear, she was trying hard to be amenable without really helping them. We found out we are part of her support team and are expected to see her at least twice a week. That makes it slightly hard to fit into our schedule.

Thursday found us in our usual study time for Pathway. Man, there are some of the best articles involved in the lessons. The lesson given that evening was by a brother who has MS, is in law school, and is constantly putting himself down. He has been married only a couple of years, and his wife is also in the class. He gave a good class, but he acts like he has a target on his back that says, “Just kick me.” We really like him, and hopefully, this year with Pathway will help him feel successful.

Friday found us taking a member for food early that morning.  Then it brought us a special Zone training where we (the Missionaries) got to see Meet the Mormons. We loved it. Which story touched you?  My favorite was the fighter – I could just see Bethanne in this one. Then there was the Coach – didn’t you love the way he was singing with the Primary children? We can’t forget the Bishop in Atlanta – did you notice the humble home they lived in? The man in Katmandu was amazing – someone said that there was a concert this last weekend that introduced him as a wonderful person who did the work he did. I’m telling you when the pilot was introduced, and he talked about how his life was changed when he went back to the fence my heart was touched. What a great man to have done what he did! Those people were our enemies, yet the children were innocents and needed help. There are great people out there!  Finally, the mother who said goodbye to her son going on his mission brought back memories. I can still feel the hollowness that went through me when Adam left. It was like losing a part of myself. I know Elder Lenhard felt the same. It is such a blessing to have your children go on a mission, but it is so hard.  We are excited that the movie has done so well, and hope that it will come close to Milwaukee so we can take friends and nonmembers.

After the movie, we began our usual meeting and were interrupted when we got a text from Victor (a new member) who needed a ride home. He stated that he would tell us what was wrong when we got there so we left the meeting and went to pick him up at work. He had gotten sick at work and since he doesn’t have insurance, he couldn’t go to a doctor. There was a free clinic held on Saturday, and he said that if he didn’t feel well the next day, he would go to the clinic. Elder Lenhard gave him a blessing, and we left him going to bed.

On Saturday, there was a big Genealogy/Family History Workshop at the South Stake Building.  We had been asked to help, so I worked registration and Elder Lenhard waited at the back of the building to catch anyone who didn’t come in the door for registration. I love to do stuff like this because I get to help people, talk a lot, and hopefully, help them feel comfortable. There were some great classes being offered, and, unfortunately, I didn’t get to sit in on most of them. I met lots of people that I had met at other meetings, and they are becoming friends. One nonmember that I met who knows where asked if I would help her husband find a great grandfather from Germany. He had so little information to go on, and he didn’t have any documentation to work with. We searched some names, but to no success. He was hard of hearing and blind enough that he couldn’t really tell what was on the screen. His wife had lots of information written in scribbles on some papers. I asked if she had her work online. She wants to write books on her work. However, she is way too busy to do it now, and by the looks of her health (she is several years older than Elder Lenhard and I and she was having trouble getting around). I told her she should get it online before it was lost. She told me her children did not want it. I cannot believe there are people like this. Anyway, she said that she was too busy until after the New Year, and then she will see about coming and letting us help her get the information online. The Lord has a purpose in our being here to help others preserve their family histories. There are so many here on whom the Spirit of Elijah has worked and has brought to bear so much fruit. The work here will strengthen the Family Search genealogies, and we are in a unique position to encourage others to get their work online where others can benefit. It is exciting work.

A couple of people who we have worked with several times at the different festivals asked Elder Lenhard if we would mind if they got some of their congregants to come visit our services. Do you think we turned them down?  Hahahaha

On Sunday, we had a wonderful Sacrament meeting. It is so interesting that this little Branch has some of the best speakers we have ever heard. One of the newest Elders here in our area, Elder Larsen, spoke on temptation. We must not yield to the enticings of the evil one. In the BOM, we find the story of Lahonti. He and many Lamanite soldiers ran away from their king’s army because they did not want to go to war with the Nephites. The king was angry and a man by the name of Amaliki tricked him into making him (Amaliki( leader of the armies. The king sent him out to bring the Lamanites back, but Amaliki had other plans. Lahonti and his men went to the top of a mountain where they felt they would be safe and able to defend themselves, but Amaliki comes along and entreats Lahonti to come down off the mountain and talk to him. Lahonti refuses (for good reason), but Amaliki comes back and actually goes part way up the mountain and calls upon Lahonti to come down and talk with him. Lahonti still does not want to come down, but then Amaliki sweetens the pot. If Lahonti will come down in the morning, he can surround the Lamanites that Amaliki brought with him, and they will give up. Then Lahonti will be the leader of all, and Amaliki will be second in command. Lahonti got tempted by something he could not resist. He brought his men off the mountain the next day, surrounded the Lamanite army and captured them. He became the leader of all, and Amaliki became the second in command. What Lahonti didn’t realize was that the law said if the leader ever died, the second in command would succeed him. Amaliki had a servant poison Lahonti a little at a time so it wouldn’t be obvious and then Lahonti was no longer in the way. Amaliki took over and led all of the men back to the king. When the king saw them coming, he thought Amaliki had done what he was asked to do. Amaliki sent several men out to meet the king out of respect, and they bowed down to the king. Unfortunately, they also stabbed him. Guessed who became king. He even had the audacity to go into the Queen and gain her favor and married her.  So the moral of the story, “Don’t come down from the mountain!”

Another brother spoke about peace and where we find ultimate peace is in the Temple. Outside of the Temple, where do we find peace? Phil. 6:7 says to not be anxious in anything, take it to the Lord, peace is attainable (words not precise). Christ is the Prince of Peace. This world is temporary, we can be in the world but not of the world.  If it were not possible to return to God, He wouldn’t have allowed us to come here.

The last speaker served in the Ukraine. He said that the Restoration was still going on in some countries. Freedom of speech is unavailable without freedom of religion. I think we can see what is happening in the world as religion is attacked on all sides.

On Monday, we took off for Port Washington after spending four hours at Pat’s home working on her genealogy. They were unable to leave for Florida like they wanted because Bill, her husband, had a heart attack. So, they put two stents in (not really sure what that is – but have a pretty good idea). They were waiting around to see how he did. In Port Washington, we went to Duluth Trading looking for winter coats. Their best coats were not in, so they let us try on some so we could get an idea of the sizes that would be needed. It is surely getting time to be looking for these things. We will call next Monday to check on what has come in.

While we were there, we walked down to the lake and watched the water for a few minutes. I saw a bird in the water and thought it was a duck. I saw it for a few moments, turned away for a second and looked back, and it was gone. I thought I hadn't really seen it, so I stared at the water some more and looked a little down from where I had seen it and there it was again.  I watched and turned away and glanced back and it was gone. I asked Craig if he had seen the bird. Then we both saw it and suddenly it disappeared. We asked a man taking pictures nearby if he knew what kind of bird it could be. It was a Horned Grebe, and I've included a picture or two here. We couldn't get close enough to actually take a picture ourselves, but you can see what they look like. They can dive deep in the water for fish to eat. It was amazing - like seeing a ghost.
Beautiful Horned Grebe
Another picture of the bird











The 21st found another grandchild, Kennedy, celebrating a birthday. What’s the matter with these kids that they have to grow up.  Kennedy was pretty excited about it, and we were able to talk with her for a little bit. She is fun to talk to, and she loves to send us interesting pictures and pictures she makes.

We had District Meeting first with the Spanish Elders to tell them about a dinner to be held Friday, the 24th, to thank them for their help at Mexican Fest. We have a new Elder there who will be leaving in early 2015, and he has served here before. He indicated that he felt he was being punished by having to come back here. That is so sad. He has four months left and feels this will be his last area. I’m sorry for him. We then went over to our own meeting and our Christ-like attribute was Obedience. Chain-mail is made up of little pieces of metal linked together to protect the wearer from harm. When we build a great armor around us like chain-mail, we are protected from the world. We build that armor by obedience or we could say that our obedience will be our armor against the world. LOVE IT!

We have been given the challenge to read the BOM by December 25th. Our purpose is to come closer to Christ.  I’ve read it already one and a half times this year. Adding this to our reading of  the Pearl of Great Price and the Gospels, and we have a lot of reading to do. Now, if I could just hang on to some of it. One Sister Missionary said that every time she sees the words, “Come unto me,” she marks it. I think I will begin to do that also.

We love you very much. The weather has gotten colder, but we are hoping for a few more days of warmer weather. It is exciting to see what is happening in this area. We love it. 
Just a moment of bright color. It is everywhere!
 
Elder and Sister Lenhard



Thursday, October 30, 2014

D&C 82:18

18 And all this for the benefit of the church of the living God, that every man may aimprove upon his btalent, that every man may cgain other dtalents, yea, even an hundred fold, to be cast into the Lord’s estorehouse, to become the common fproperty of the whole church—

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A MOST REMARKABLE SIGHT!

Click on the picture below to appreciate the cars in the parking lot of the Milwaukee South Stake on the day of its annual Genealogy Workshop.

They know how to do it!

And this is only one side of the building!!!!


NIBLEY ON TEMPLE COVENANTS


http://publications.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/fullscreen/?pub=995

"But now comes the serious business of our temple. The antique temple drama ends in nothing. The stage lights go out and the house lights go up. Now we must be introduced to the rites and principles that will carry us far beyond this world. We are introduced to special messengers, teachers, and guides and told to pay heed to their counsel, which will continue to lead us on the path of life and salvation. Significantly, those instructions are all in the nature of restrictions and limitations to be set on what could be the exercise of unlimited power through unlimited time. Satan wanted power all for himself: "because that Satan . . . sought . . . that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down" (Moses 4:3). And so like the Ten Commandments the promises and covenants of the temple seem strangely negative to the vanity and arrogance of men. The first is obedience, the restraint on the individual's power. The second is restraint on possession of things; the eternal spirit cannot be attached to them—one must be willing to sacrifice. The third puts restraints on personal behavior, it mandates deportment, self-control to make oneself agreeable to all. The fourth is restraint on uncontrolled appetites, desires, and passions, for what could be more crippling on the path of eternal progression than those carnal obsessions which completely take over the mind and body? Finally, the fifth covenant is a limitation on the innate selfishness of the other four—everything you have must be set apart to the everlasting benefit of all."

Thursday, October 23, 2014

025 Tuesday to Tuesday (Oct. 7-15, 2014)



A few words of wisdom:  When your back is against the wall, turn around, God has your back.

If your hands are clinched because of fear, you will not be able to receive what God wants to give you.

Wednesday the 8th was busy. We had missionary transfers that day, but we didn’t go because there is nothing that involves us and it is a waste of time for us to be there. So I went for the mani/pedi that I missed on Monday when I was working with Pat on her Family History. I love being pampered. When we are released, I’m taking all my granddaughters (their mothers are scaredy cats), and we are going to have a blast. I so love having my feet massaged.

That afternoon we were off to Denise’s to teach her a lesson. She has become cooler to the Church I’m afraid now that her missionaries are gone. One got transferred, and the other doesn’t work with her much anymore. She misses them. We are going to have to find a way to transition her into the Branch.  We gave her the last new member lesson and will be making arrangements to work with her on family history.  That night we were off to the monthly Milwaukee PAF meeting. This is the group of expert genealogists that work together to help each other and educate others on how to do the work. They are fabulous. We have made some good friends among this group.

Thursday was our planning day for Pathway. We had other commitments, but at the last minute, they fell through.  It takes much of the day to get organized for the lesson that evening. We love this group, and the lessons are wonderful. The Lord’s hand is in this program from BYU-Idaho. Some of our students are really introverted, and these classes pull them out to become leaders and teachers of one another. Some are wanting to finish degrees they started long ago, some want to be educated to show their children how important an education is, and some want the satisfaction of knowing they can do it for themselves. We can feel their great love for the others in the class as they open up and share some very spiritual insights into their lives. The lessons are detailed and full of examples and talks from the General Authorities. I love to read and study with the students. This program is one the Lord’s way of bringing back the lost to the fold.

Friday we got up at 4:00 and took off for the airport to go to Texas. The Area Authority was nice enough to allow us to go to attend the baptisms of Rylie Fairbanks and McKay Watchman. We got into town around 10:30 and then after picking up a car we went to Amy’s house. We were able to get there in time to have a couple of hours getting to know the kids again. They were off from school because of parent/teacher conferences. It was so good to be with them, and we had the opportunity to work with Maddie and Rylie in continuing the decorations for Halloween that  were on their front lawn. It was fun, and they always do a good job with their decorations. Amy has discovered her creativity and loves to work on new projects. She had probably broken her big toe several days before we came, and she was in a lot of pain with it.

That afternoon we were off to McKay’s birthday party. Rylie’s birthday was in September, but she was wonderful enough to hold off on her baptism until we could come and see both at one time. We went to a park that had go-carts, putt-putt golf, arcade games, and batting cages. We couldn’t use the batting cages, but we were ready to enjoy the rest. Altogether, we had 12 grandbabies there, and it was a constant, “Where is ……?”  Raegan’s mom and dad were there also, and so it was a great happening for all. We stayed all evening, every one got to ride the cars – I beat Zach, Jon, Mattie, Tori, and all the other little turkeys on the track. That’ll teach them to play with me.  Hahaha That is my version of the story and I stand by it. Zach, Ian, and I played putt-putt. Ian beat both of us. There was the greatest cake with the bestest icing in the world. They had balloons, and craziness all around.  We love birthday parties.
Zach Eating His Popcorn
Anden Having Fun
McKay and Graysen - Best Buds
Both Grandpas




Leah Growing Up

Griffey and Ian Playing



Checking Out the Loot







Birthday Boy








Yum, yum!




On Saturday morning, we had the baptism. It was Stake Conference for them, so we had to be finished before the afternoon meetings started. What a baptism! Tori talked about baptism, and a friend of the Fairbanks spoke on the Holy Ghost. I’ve never heard better. The Kanzler children sang a song. Jackson is now in a special choir. He loves to sing. Leah had her sweet girl’s voice to add to the boys. Griffey was a little shy, but they all stood up and you’d never know they could have been scared. Anyway, I cried. It reminds me of a story about my dad. When he was little they had a dog that died. There were four kids and since it was their dog, they were in charge of the funeral. When they got home, Grandma asked how it went. Uncle Howard explained that “Billy dug the grave, Wallace preached, Sibyl sang the song, and I cried.” I saw that Dan also cried while his children sang. The Spirit was so strong in the room. It was beautiful.

Looking Good!
Looking Good!







The Guests Arrive
Rick Patiently Waiting
McKay and Ian

                                                 







Getting Prepared for Photos
Getting Prepared for Photos
This is a Recreation of a Photo Taken when Zach was Baptized Years Ago - All of the Children Being Held Were Little Then

Oh, My!

I'd Say Those Babies Have Grown a Little
Really What Is Our Problem?

They Are All Ours, Ours, Ours!


We cleaned up and went home to Amy’s to get dressed for the pumpkin patch. Wow, it was the first time Elder Lenhard and I had gotten to go to a pumpkin patch, and we loved it. Those kids were everywhere so fast that again, it was “Where is …..?”  That was fun. I loved the hayride. The kids were so cute together. Kyler took a while to warm up to me. She is so big, and she looks just like Katie at that age. Graysen is just the sweetest kid. He makes you want to hug and hug him. Anden and McKay are becoming big boys and too standoffish to be hugged and kissed by Grandma. I explain to them all the time that it won’t matter if they try to wipe off Grandma kisses, they can’t do it. The kisses just sink into the skin, and someday when they least expect it, they will show up and remind them that Grandma loves them. Finley is precious. She used to be a little standoffish also, but not anymore. I could hug and cuddle her forever. When I saw Griffey, Ian, and Graysen together, I thought of the Three Musketeers. Then there are Leah, Finley, and Rylie. Oh, my, they are going to cause their daddies a lot of anxiety as they get older. Life should be happening with cousins around.  This is to hope for the future that my grandbabies will be close enough to play together more often.
On the Hayride

Fun at the Pumpkin Fest








Cute Kyler
Maddi Checking It Out
Zach on the Mountain





Griffey Coming Out of the Maze with Ian Behind
Leah at Pumpkin Patch
Taking Photos







The Three Musketeers
Ian Coming Out of Maze
Finley at the Pumpkin Patch
Jackson and Maddi





 On the way home, we stopped to get smash burgers. Fun, fun, fun. 

On Sunday, we went to Conference that morning. It was full and thank goodness we found parking places and sat in one of the side rooms. Everyone in the family made their way into the room with another few sets of parents. I sat in front of a mother holding a sick kid. He managed to sneeze all over my neck and was snotting everywhere. Bethanne kept signaling for me to clean off my neck. Ebola fever has us all spooked. Our children were very good, and we were able to listen to some inspired talks. They had a General Authority who spoke, but for the life of me I can’t remember who it was. Just suffice it to say, again, the Spirit was with us.

That afternoon, we went to Amy’s and had lunch and after cleaning up, we left to go to Bethanne’s for a night. Tori and Rick had left that morning before Conference. It was fun to visit with the Kanzler’s and after the kids went to bed, Katie came up and spent some time with us.  We played Crown something or other, and I almost won. It was fun, and we remembered how Belinda loves to pretend she doesn’t know how to play only to wipe us all out, while Adam goes for the jugular. Elder Lenhard hates to play card games; Brad and Mallory are relentless; and Raegan, well I don’t know how good he is, but someday I’ll challenge him. Amy and Jon have never appeared to enjoy the games, but I have a feeling that Amy would come out swinging and Jon would play for blood. Maddie and Zach would certainly make it worthwhile.

That night Elder Lenhard and I slept in Bethanne and Dan’s bed. It had been our bed in Columbus. When I laid down on it, it reminded me of how much I loved that bed. I hope they like it because we wiggled like little worms and were so comfy. Later in the night, I woke up to someone crawling into the bed from the bottom. Griffey came up and got under the covers with us, and I realized it was thundering and lightning. He is afraid of it, but before he laid down, he looked at me and then at Grandpa and I could almost see him shrug his shoulders as he snuggled down under the covers. In less than a minute, Leah comes running into the room on Grandpa’s side and when she realizes it is him and not dad, she crawls in also. Suddenly, an alarm goes off. We figured it was the fire alarm, and it was so loud, it was hard to listen to it. Bethanne comes into the bedroom, she had jumped up and immediately went looking for the kids. Jackson had still been asleep when he got awakened by the alarm. Dan and Grandpa worked for about 20+ minutes to shut it off. We figured all the neighbors would come over to find out what was happening. Bethanne said it was 2:00, and I and the kids closed the bedroom door to shut out some of the noise (which would have worked if Bethanne and Dan hadn’t kept coming in and out) and snuggled down to wait until peace was restored. Finally, they had to call the fire department. Turned out that the lightning had shorted out a security system that had never been activated, but it was going crazy. The fireman had to cut the wires to shut it off. It had to be almost 3:00 by then, and we were all exhausted. Grandpa and I went to the living room to sleep since all the kids were now in the big bed. We left the parents to sort it out.  Hahahaha

Monday morning we slowly got up to run a few errands and then go to see some movie about a great and horrible monster. Everyone was there on time, but so was everyone in the town. It was sold out and we sat around trying to think of something to do. Zach worked on my phone and organized all those little icons I had taken the pains to place on about 6 pages (if that’s what you call them). He is beginning to grow up, and I found that I would like to do more things with him. It is hard to believe that Maddie is going to college part time and loving it. They are both very active in the Church, and I am so glad for their activity. Amy’s family went home because Amy wasn’t feeling all that well, and she had realized that what she thought was a canker sore in her mouth turned out to be a final wisdom tooth that was breaking through. She had two others that had been removed, but the dentist had assured her that the last one (she only had three) would never erupt. Well, I guess he was wrong. She was in some pain. We said our last goodbyes to her and Bethanne’s and Katie’s families headed to Legoland and then Barnes and Nobles. Nothing like taking kids to the most wonderful places in the world surrounded by Legos and books.

We left the mall where the movie theater was located, and Elder Lenhard and I headed for the airport. I promise you it never gets any easier to leave your kids, no matter how many times you do it. We knew we had to get home because our Mission was waiting, and there is so much we have to do. We love being here and working with these great people. We had a good flight, but it was delayed some so that we didn’t get in until after 10:00. But we were glad to be here.

Tuesday was busy with talking with our sweet Noah who has decided he must get older no matter what. I can’t believe how much he looks like his daddy. So good looking and just squeezable. I wish we could have squeezed him. That day I had to call Pat because she was in trouble with some scanning she had done, and she couldn’t get a wife connected to a husband on her pedigree chart in Family Search. I had to try several things before I realized there was a down arrow on the chart and when I clicked that, the wife’s name came up. I clicked on the name and into the chart it went. That was easy!  Later that night we went to a sister’s apartment to help her cover some dining room chair’s seat covers. It wasn’t as hard as I kept thinking it would be, and they actually looked pretty good when we finished. It was a good project, and we had fun helping with it. Unfortunately, we didn’t get in until late because we had to take Denise home. We didn’t mind doing that, it just took a little longer to get home. It was raining and cold, and the Elders had to run to the bus stop and wait for it to come. It’s a wonder they aren’t all down with a cold.

This week ended with a good service project. These are the things that bring us great happiness and joy. We should fill our lives with helping others and seeing their lives becoming better in part because of something we did to help them. The Lord loves us. Take care, and remember to read the Scriptures every day. We love you all.

Our scripture for October is from Doctrine & Covenants 20:37:

And again, by way of commandment to the church concerning the manner of baptism—All those who humble themselves before God, and desire to be baptized, and come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits, and witness before the church that they have truly repented of all their sins, and are willing to take upon them the name of Jesus Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end, and truly manifest by their works that they have received of the Spirit of Christ unto the remission of their sins, shall be received by baptism into his church.


Elder and Sister Lenhard

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


  • “Very simply, the Spirit of Elijah is the Holy Ghost. The Spirit of Elijah will influence anyone who is involved in this work. That, for a young person in the wickedness in the world in which we live today, is one of the greatest safeguards against the temptations of the adversary. The Spirit of Elijah will not only bless you, it will protect you.”
    David A. Bednar

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"This is not a Gospel of Angelhood."

I am embarrassed to admit that there are times that I feel frustrated on this mission for the Lord. Members and non-members alike are waist-deep in Babylon's quicksand, half-asleep, chasing the things of this world and putting the Kingdom of God last in their lives (if at all). They act terrified of using their faith in Jesus Christ because that would require effort of a different sort.

So, what is it we do as Missionaries? We invite others to come unto Christ.

Inviting others to come unto the Lord isn't a very complicated concept. These young Elders and Sisters are stunningly effective in their teaching! So it's quite possible to do…easily. So it seems.

Yes, all of us need to accept the Atonement and obey the  commandments in order to live eternally in the presence of the Father. With our families, and NOT as separate and single angels. As I heard The Apostle Bruce R. McConkie say in a Stake Conference years ago, "This is not a Gospel of Angelhood."

Sure, the need to come unto Christ to be forgiven of our sins is understandable. 

To enter the Highest degree of Glory in the Celestial Kingdom is certainly the stated goal of all converted Latter-day Saints. To be with our families, our wives or our husbands, and have the association of our children with their families, and our fathers and mothers…Eternally.

Easily stated. Then, on page 410 in APPROACHING ZION, that rascal, Dr. Hugh Nibley, says this:

Mormon doctrine presents the Latter-day Saints with a challenge: What will they be doing in eternity? Many find themselves stuck in a strange predicament. They imagine the eternal family as the typical young household with a number of little children that can never grow up. Yet many a patriarch had sons and grandsons whose ages surpassed his own; are they always to remain daddy's little men? So what will we do forever? The movie studio imagines something like an eternal family reunion held in the city park with everybody sitting or standing around in old-fashioned nightgowns in an exchange of insipid smiles and small talk. After twenty minutes of that, anyone would settle for inferno.
If the question of what we will be doing in eternity stumps us, it should. That's the whole point: if we knew the answer we'd have little enough to look forward to. The only way to know what fun lies ahead on the other side is to experience it, because, as Paul tells us, as long as we are here we can't even begin to imagine what any of it is like: "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of men" (1 Corinthians 2:9). No use trying to figure it out; you will just have to wait and see. And the gospel invites us to move toward the unknown.
Oh yes, I believe Nibley is messing with us here. To make us think about what we really want. And in the context of Missionary work,  to know why we would want others to come unto Christ.

While I cannot really imagine what it will be like to be Exalted, I know I don't want anything less. 

I do not want to be a separate and single…Ministering Angel. Or less.

May I invite you to come unto Christ?