I usually guard my Monday Preparation Days pretty carefully, but since we had loafed around on a few snow days recently I was able to give up last Monday for more important commitments. A friend and neighbor, Becky Hovatter, asked me to take her up to the hospital early Monday morning for some blood tests, okay. Then my visiting teaching companion, Janet, said she was leaving town later in the week and wondered if we could do our visiting (that takes half a day) on Monday? Okay. Since we go quite a ways and one couple we see rarely has home teaching visits, Wayne thought it would be a good idea if he and my partner's husband, Johnny, went along and made some
couples we visited - through Moorefield, Baker, Lost City, and Mathias. We stopped to take a picture of the cute little post office in Lost City and Wayne took a beautiful shot of a cemetery and church - love seeing so many old churches around here. Johnny also showed us a lake where he wants to take Wayne fishing this summer.
Tuesday we left early for Berryville, outside of Winchester, where we had a Zone Conference, from 8 am to 4 pm. It was very good, lots of training and instruction, and good speakers. The Elders enjoyed seeing their fellow missionary friends, we enjoyed visiting with our Mission President and his wife, and the other senior couple in our zone, the Kunz'. We don't enjoy the part of our training that involves role playing - but we have learned to grab the other senior couple as our partners and just visit while we are supposed to be acting out different situations... We got back just in time for our assignment at the nursing home. More meetings on
Thursday we went to an appointment with the Elders, then Wayne had a long practice session with his group, preparing for the ward activity. I worked with one of the wives in the family history library, we had a very interesting time, getting her registered on Family Search, building her family tree, then preparing paperwork for the temple sealing of a deceased child. It was a special experience. Friday we visited a friend out in the country, Margarite
|Country Road in West Virginia - who knows what|
you'll come across.
|Audrey and Sonja|
So that is way more than you wanted to hear about our week, and there is more I could share but won't. We are keeping busy and having good experiences. Looking forward to taking our four Elders to the temple next week. We are enjoying Angie's facebook entries as her family travels to Disneyland. Have a great time! We love you. Love hearing from you too.
|Our Bishop Jeff Kimble and his wife Lucy.|
|Our good friend Sonja and her two missionaries.|
|Banjo pickin' Baxter Borror.|