|Mission Home in Ellicott City, Maryland|
|Elder & Sister Orton at the Seniors Party|
|Good Friends: Sisters Lewis, Larsen, Van Horn, & Kunz|
After the party we drove down to Kensington to the Washington, DC, Temple to see the amazing lights and nativity scene around the visitor's center and the beautifully decorated trees and nativity sets from around the world inside. It was truly breath-taking. We spent the night nearby, then did an endowment session at the temple early Wednesday morning before heading back to Petersburg. What a fun little trip.
|Maryland Baltimore Missionaries - 20 December 2013|
|Elder & Sister Orton with Dennis Pitta & family|
Saturday we had a meeting with our Ward Mission Leader, printed the ward bulletin, and made more visits. We had dinner at our Bishop's home. Wayne stayed up way too late listening to the BYU basket ball game. Today (Sunday) we had a wonderful sacrament meeting. One of the musical numbers was "Angels We Have Heard on High" by the Full-time Elders - 4 young, 1 not-so-young. They did great. Very good attendance today too. We made four more visits this afternoon, I think we have a couple more planned tomorrow and Family Home Evening with a less active family. Then we will take a couple days off to rest and relax, celebrate Christmas, Skype our children and their families, and regroup for the new year. Can't believe we have been out almost 4 months already. What wonderful experiences we are having and how much we are learning. We are trying to encourage and support the active ward members here and offer love and fellowship to the less active. We give service where we can and welcome in new members. We try to keep busy and to understand what the Lord wants us to do and where we should be. We appreciate your prayers and support. Merry Christmas.
PS. Don't understand how we could be snowed in a week ago, and have 70 degree weather yesterday and today!
|House I love driving by in Moorefield|
|Grandpa's new tie, Thanks Cache, Naomi, & Gage|
|Cabin I love driving by on the way to Winchester|