|Happy Birthday today to Elder Orton! A Spiritual Giant, |
spending his birthday home teaching and serving!
|Ready for car inspections|
like threesomes (too much rowdiness and silliness) but not my call, so okay. Later in the day they were told that another Elder had to go home, Elder Barzee will be moving to another area to take his place and we will be down to just the one missionary apartment with two Elders in it. Elder Barzee and Elder Lyon had to work very hard to get the apartment cleaned plus getting packed to leave by Wednesday morning.
Tuesday we had District Meeting here in Petersburg. The two Romney Elders came, one of them, Elder Farr who
|Elder Farr, Aubrey, Vanderveur, Barzee, Lyon, & Briggs|
So we got up very early Wednesday morning, loaded Elder Barzee's stuff in our van and picked up Elder Aubrey and Elder Briggs. Elder Lyon and Elder Barzee drove the mission car with Elder Lyon's stuff and the two bikes. Three hour drive to the Columbia Stake Center. It was a great transfer meeting and the usual chaos when the meeting was over as luggage, bikes, and missionaries were transferred. We drove home to Petersburg, dropped off our passengers then went to the Bishop's home for dinner. Bishop and his wife Lucy are wonderful, their home is lovely, their two handicapped daughters are pretty fun too. Wayne stayed there after dinner to help with a youth activity while I went to the church to work on genealogy. I try to be there every Wednesday night, to either index or work with ward members. Finally Wayne got back and we went home together, pretty tired from a long day. We went to bed about 11 but after midnight the phone rang. It was from the hospital where a ward member had just passed away and the family had asked for us to come up. So of course we did, we knew the woman who passed away quite well, she was 80 years old and had recently been in the nursing home for rehab from a broken arm. We also knew several of her daughters (inactive), it was sweet that they wanted us to be with them in their time of grief. We talked to them for quite a while, prayed with them, talked on the phone with another sister that couldn't be there, and they gave us the phone number of an estranged sister and asked us to contact her with the news. It was after 2 am when we got back home. But a special time we shared with them. We are going to Helen's viewing tonight and her funeral tomorrow.
|David, on his birthday/baptism day - 17 Jan 2015|
|Charles, Ashley & David|
Loved the poem from our RS lesson today:
I know not by what methods rare, But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know that He has given His Word, Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered, soon or late. And so I pray and calmly wait.
I know not if the blessing sought Will come in just the way I thought;
But leave my prayers with Him alone, Whose will is wiser than my own,
Assured that He will grant my quest, Or send some answer far more blest.