I wanted to give a fond farewell to all my Book Table friends. I have loved working here. Really! How perfect is it to work in your favorite store.
My husband and I are off to Brazil, to serve in the MTC (missionary training center). This is scary in the extreme, working in a language training center with my total ineptibility (It isn’t a word, but it sure should be) in the Portuguese language. I usually come fairly close to the word needed… just not close enough.
I think back on my other tenures in Brazil. The first jaunt there I got as far as the airport in Sao Paulo on a transfer when I ran into my first disaster. I found myself locked in a stall in the restroom for an hour until they managed to take the door off and free me. The sign on the door had read “not functioning” instead of “now functioning,” as I had stupidly thought.
My next assignment there, I anounced to the gas station attendant that I was “pregnant” instead of “Please, fill it up.” But my third sojourn in Brazil contained my worst malapropism. I just about wiped out the cute little temple president when I announced that my husband was going into the temple on Mondays to “make pregnancies.” He actually was making recordings on the organ there.
With these few examples, you can see why I am a little nervous to face was awaits me.
Now, to get to the point of all this… what books do I think are musts to take with me. Here is my list of recent purchases:
- Increase In Learning by Brother Bednar. An absolute must in teaching how to recognize guidance by the spirit.
- Teachings of Thomas S. Monson–perfect reference book. Laid out by categories.
- LDS Beliefs, A Doctrinal Reference. This represents a lot of research.
- The Infinite Atonement. In my mind, the all-time greatest book on the subject.
- How We Got the Book of Mormon. Makes a great gift, especially coupled with one of the replicas of the first Book of Mormon which we also have.
- 40 Years of General Conference compiled by James E Kerns… Also by categories.
- Satan’s War on Free Agency by Greg Wright. Excellent treatise of agency.
- Keep the Bar Raised. Not only an excellent book for returning missionaries, but the author–my husband–is amazing.
- Carving Angels. A sweet Christmas story that I am throwing in because I love the message.
Thanks again for your patronage of our store and your friendly smiles. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Con amor,Mary Ann Degn LDS Department Manager-retired