Fun story today. Last Sunday afternoon when we visited a lady quite a ways out, she told us the story of her conversion. A senior couple that was out trying to find a lost member knocked on her door by mistake, but took the opportunity to tell her a little about the church and invited her to learn more. She took the missionary discussions and was baptized. We recognized the name of the senior couple because we have been benefitting from directions to ward member homes that they had left in a nice binder. Well, we remembered a couple by the same name that lived in our previous ward, La Grande 3rd Ward, for a couple years. Nice couple, he taught band at the high school, I think. They lived across the street from Wayne's cousin, Stan Wilde. I emailed my good friend Linda Wilde to see if she had their email address. She gave it to me and said she thought they had served a mission but didn't know where. I emailed Gaylord Durland and he responded quickly, saying that yes, it was a small world, they were that couple, and he shared a few of their experiences and thoughts. Nice to reconnect with them, we appreciate their efforts in making the way a bit easier for us, and will give their regards to several ward members who remember them.
Kind of a quiet week. The four Elders here came to our apartment and played Monopoly all afternoon Monday, then two of them stayed to eat dinner - crock pot venison stew and biscuits. Tuesday we drove our Elders to Woodstock for Zone Meeting. Very good meeting, how knowledgeable, dedicated, and well-prepared our zone leaders are. Wayne and I did some of the training. It was good to visit with another senior couple, the Kunz' from Front Royal. All 20 of us went to Wendy's for lunch afterward and it was about 4 pm when we finally got home. That night we volunteered at the nearby nursing home, helping with their Bingo night. We will be helping there most Tuesdays and Thursdays from now on. Wednesday I made cookies in the morning, took a plate of them to our morning District coordination meeting. Made a few visits, then helped Bonita at the church set up for a scout dinner and Court of Honor. The Scoutmaster and a few parents are trying real hard to get the Scout program up and running here. They had 8 young men in uniform and receiving advancements that night and were quite proud. Got rid of another plate of cookies very easily. Thursday visited, finally found a missing family that we had been searching for and got a tour of the old house they are trying to make livable. Made arrangements to take the Elders over Saturday for a service project. That evening Wayne went to the nursing home and helped a blind gentleman play Bingo! I went to Relief Society. Nice meeting with myself and 7 other sisters. Good feeling as I visited with them to realize that I knew their each of their names, how they were related to one another, had been to each of their homes, and had special feelings of love and friendship for each one. Those feelings come so quickly now, a gift of missionary service for me.
Friday was a great day, spent mostly in the car. Forty miles to Wardensville. One family wasn't home, but
This afternoon I have been working on a template for a ward bulletin.
|Service project with the Elders|