We just got back from dinner and visit with one of the neatest families in our ward. They are taking their two
|Kevin, Ashley, Calli, Briana, Sherrie|
Tuesday we drove our two Petersburg and three Moorefield Elders up to Romney, to meet with the two Elders there for our District Meeting. After a quick lunch at Burger King we came back to Petersburg (dropping the Moorefield Elders off in Moorefield where they had left their car). Wayne and I took a brief rest, then picked up Elder Lyon and Elder Bronson and traveled half an hour out to our dinner appointment. Delicious meal, visiting, and message there, then we visited three other member homes in the area. At one home, just the husband was home but he had his corn hole game set up in the back yard, so he and Elder Orton challenged the two Elders to a game. It was a pleasant evening. Just as we were finishing our visits it started pouring down rain, really needed for this area. Nice day, but loooong.
Visits, indexing, genealogy, and music practice Wednesday. Thursday we had Bingo at the nursing home in the afternoon. Then John and Audrey came here and went to a lesson with Traci with us. Then we all went to the church: ladies to Relief Society night meeting, men to practice music for a couple of upcoming engagements. Thursday John and Audrey came here for their Book of Mormon study time and had dinner with us, then Johnny & Janet came. Janet and I worked on genealogy while Wayne, John, Audrey, and Johnny went up to the nursing home and entertained the residents for an hour. Fun evening for all of us and a treat for the residents at the nursing home.
Saturday morning we found out how out of shape we were in spite of our morning walks! We had been bothered by the lack of care of our church grounds. The lawn gets mowed every week but no other attention. So we borrowed some tools and spent the morning cleaning, weeding, and trimming around the church. Looks so much better now, but sore muscles for us.. In the afternoon we went to our favorite walking place, a small Civil War park, Fort Mulligan, on the top of the hill above our apartment complex. There is a nice walking path around it, and Saturday they had an old time band, buggy displays, a Civil War encampment, and mock battle. Interesting. Today we had, of course, the special blessing and privilege of taking the sacrament, great meetings, great attendance, friends (Johnny, Janet, and Oscar) over for dinner, worked on genealogy with Janet while Wayne went visiting with Johnny. Then supper and visit with Kevin, Sherrie, Ashley, Briana, and Calli (and new kitten Maisy). We are tired and ready for a rest. But Wayne is building fence tomorrow with a neat member/farmer who doesn't come to church yet, but is such a nice man. Wayne is looking forward getting out of his white shirt and tie to do a little farm work in jeans and work shirt.
So begins the second half of our mission. Our week to come will include taking five missionaries to the DC Temple - what could be better than that??
|Look closely at this "instrument"|
God changes caterpillars into butterflies,
Sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds
Using TIME and PRESSURE.
He's working on YOU too.