|Elder & Sister Orton with Mission President & Sister Richards|
|Near Harper's Ferry where the Shenendoah River meets the Potomac|
Thursday Wayne sang at the nursing home, he enjoys that and they enjoy him. In the afternoon we had fun finding more people who are on the ward list but have not been seen for years. Good success on several visits. In the evening Wayne helped with Bingo again and I went to our Relief Society night meeting. We had soup and bread, and watched the recent RS General Meeting broadcast. They had a very good attendance - and many pots of delicious soup.
Friday was a big day for me. I haven't driven much since we got here because Wayne always drives when we are together and we are always together now with only one car. But this day, I drove without him to do my visiting teaching. To Moorefield, then down a narrow road to a rutted dirt lane to pick up my partner, Janet Kiplinger. Then to some nearby apartments to visit a handicapped shut-in wonderful new member, our friend Woneda. Wayne and I have visited Woneda several times and she is so happy to have visitors from the church. She and Janet hit it off well too. Then we drove way to the far reaches of our ward to Crystal List. It was a beautiful day and a fun drive, we had a good visit together, and with Crystal. After taking Janet back to her house I drove back to our apartment and found I had put 105 miles on the van. Wayne spent the day ironing white shirts, preparing his lesson for Sunday, paperwork and household accounting, etc. But we still had more driving to do. We picked up 2 of the Elders and drove 14 miles to the home of Sandy and Baxter Borrer who had invited us to dinner. Sandy had fixed us a wonderful meal, way too much, and of course we had to be polite, so we were stuffed. Had a nice visit with them, they are great people. Saturday, more paper work, then more visiting. The weather the past few days has been wonderful, but there is a wind advisery for tonight and tomorrow. Today is Sunday and it was great, good attendance at church and afterward we took a couple of the Elders out visiting to take the sacrament to a couple sisters with health problems who can't get to church. That's one of my favorite experiences, the Spirit is so strong when those young missionaries reverently bless and pass the sacrament in the homes of those ladies who appreciate it so so much. Good week. And time to relax tomorrow. Happy Birthday Monday to Noah and Wednesday to Kadyn.
(Wayne's turn) Now I get to add a little bit. You remember I mentioned about being on my mission a long
|Elders Orton & Muhlestein - Missionaries together 50 yrs ago|
Today at church, one of our speakers was a visitor from across the mountain the other way. It was Laird Walker, a cousin of Aunt Annette who was originally from Nampa. In talking with him we discovered that we were in this same mission at the same time but our paths never crossed. It was fun to talk with him and his wife. He said to be sure to say hi to Mark and Annette. Sooo Hi.
|Elders Ashby & Williamson with Woneda Kenney|