Tuesday we had a district meeting in Petersburg, getting to know the new Elders who serve in Romney (about 40 miles away). A kind ward member dropped off lasagna, bread, salad, and chocolate cake at the church for our lunch. Then Wayne drove to Moorefield to get the van serviced, pick up cleaning, and order our bicycle hitch. When he got home we went up to the Nursing Home to help with Bingo, then made a couple visits.
Wednesday was a great day, I picked up some flowers then we visited three single women in Moorefield and beyond. All have health problems that prevent them from coming to church, all of them we had visited before, and they welcomed us back with open arms. We brought flowers, a message, and loving fellowship that they greatly appreciated. We made arrangements to go back Sunday with the Elders to take them the sacrament. Worked at the Family History Center in the evening and helped a recent convert get started in genealogy. Found census and military records for him that he was thrilled with, it was very exciting.
|Cute chicken coop at the Burr's home|
Thursday was another great day as we revisited a couple new friends who are pretty isolated and lonely. They, too, were glad to see us and appreciated our message and friendship. Irene gave me an African Violet plant, so sweet. We had lunch with Darlene Self, her daughter Bonita, and Bonita's husband George and son Josh. George was baptized in July, Josh is 13 and not a member (yet). After lunch we taught George a new member lesson on the priesthood. Love their home, way out in the woods. Took a picture of their cute chicken house for Julie. Bingo again in the evening.
Friday, more visits, and had some training at the Food Pantry, we will help there next week when it is our ward's turn to give out food. Went to a shabby little diner on main street, had the best crab soup ever (well, we've never actually had crab soup before, but it really was good). Feeling a little sad as we watched the BYU/Boise State football game that night, knowing that some of our family was down there attending the game. Julie & family and Devin & family were staying with Karli & family for the weekend. Sounds like they had a fun time, even though Matt & Cache's favorite team the BSU Broncos got beat quite soundly. More homesickness when we got Cache's cute baptism invitation in the mail, he will be baptized on Saturday, November 2nd (his birthday). We are sure proud of him and will be thinking of him on his special day.
|Down the lane to Jane Halterman's home|
Yesterday I got to help another new member, Rebecca, a 17-year-old, get started in Family History. She was very eager to learn and quick at picking things up. She said her grandmother and an aunt are willing to help her and give her family records. Hope to get some names ready for her to take to the temple for baptisms soon. Very exciting.
Today we went with Elders Ashby and Williamson after church to take the sacrament to a couple of women. Very special experience. And very appreciated. The Elders came to our apartment for dinner afterward, what a treat for us to have them around.
Please join us in fasting next weekend for Patrick (Karli's husband) in his job search.
|For Elder Ashby's parents|
He is such a great missionary