|Washington DC Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
Monday we took it kind of easy, doing chores and errands. About 5 pm we headed to an appointment in
On the way to Moorefield we had to make a quick stop at Jack K.'s to drop off a picture Wayne had taken of an old rusty truck of Jack's. It was in a lovely setting and Wayne thought it looked pretty cool. So he took the picture, enlarged and framed it for Jack. Jack liked it. I still don't get it...
Tuesday we took our five Elders to Woodstock for
|Sister Shepherd from Meridian and her companion|
|Sister Shepherd meets Elder Orton|
|Lunch on the way home from transfers at Spelunkers in Front Royal.|
Clockwise from lower left: Elders Bronson, Moore, Lyon, and Briggs
|Becki at the temple, 25 Oct 2014|
More visits, visiting teaching, genealogy,
etc. the rest of the week. Then to the highlight of the week - our trip to the Washington DC Temple with Becki H. on Saturday. We had to be there pretty early, it was her first time. We took Janet and Johnny with us. It was a beautiful day and a joy to be there. About a dozen ward members joined us for her endowment session. Then we were able to assist her in being sealed to deceased parents and a sister who died earlier too. Pretty special day. We brought two more passengers home with us, bringing our van total to the max - seven adults. Fun. Becki was called up to bear her testimony in sacrament meeting this morning and she did a beautiful job, she is so happy - and she wants to go again soon.
On the way home, just before we got to Moorefield we saw our first West Virginia bear! It was a medium-sized black bear and we got a good look at it as it was fairly close to the road. We turned around at the first opportunity and came back, it had moved a ways from the road but we still watched him for a while. I tried to take pictures but it was windy and he was too far away by then to get any good pictures. Exciting though.
So our week was busy, exciting, inspiring, tiring, fun, and rewarding. A pretty good missionary week. We even got a thoughtful Halloween care package from my sister Judy! What a nice surprise. We loved the facebook pictures of our Boise kids getting together at the Bronco/Cougar football game. Looked like fun as they cheered, and made friends with the BYU mascot and the BYU cheerleaders (Go, Kendra!). Can't wait to get home and join the fun! But it will be a while, we are supposed to be here and we do love it! Happy 9th Birthday next Sunday to our grandson, Cache!
|Fuzzy picture of bear in the woods by the highway, it was a lot closer when we first saw it!|
|Not a good picture, but we really did see a bear!|
|This picture was in the local newspaper, the Grant County Press|
Taken at a volunteer appreciation luncheon for food pantry workers