|Katja & Elder Orton, Baptism Day 13 Jun 2015|
|Dwayne & Katja's cute daughter Sarah|
|Another daughter, Lisa, hopefully will be baptized soon|
(their two sons, Mark and Erick, were never still enough to get a picture)
|Katja's mother Barbara with Sonja|
|Elder Orton with Katja and Katja's mother Barbara|
|Elder Saunders, Katja, Elder Gorman|
Nothing else in the week compared with our Saturday Baptism. But we did have a good week. Our little Family Home Evening group had potluck Monday evening, it was well attended and the food was good. I made Chicken Enchiladas, they were well-liked and disappeared quickly. Tuesday we took the Elders to District Meeting in Woodstock. We got back to Petersburg in time for me to go to the nursing home and Wayne to go to a priesthood presidency meeting. Wednesday we got the van serviced yet again, made some visits, and in the evening taught a temple preparation lesson to Mariah and Sonja. More visits, details to take care of concerning the baptism, service, hospital visit, etc, the rest of the week. Busy. Wayne got together with a couple of different friends to play guitar and sing. No fishing this past week, but I think something is in the works for 5 am tomorrow morning...
We are very excited about our oldest grandson Dallin's return from his mission in Mozambique! His family is anxiously anticipating his homecoming Tuesday and he will speak in their ward next Sunday. We will miss gathering with most of our children and their families as they welcome him home and hear him tell of his adventures and the miracles he has witnessed. He is amazing. Such a good example for his younger siblings and nieces and nephews. And for us as well. Mission Accomplished!
|Elder Poyfair and friends in the Mozambique Maputo Mission|
I also love the Ezra Taft Benson lesson for today about the Book of Mormon. I got a call from the lady who was supposed to teach it on Friday asking if I would sub for her and I was excited to do so. What a great lesson. Read it, if you haven't already. It's powerful. (Taivan is reading the Book of Mormon in the next 60 days, way to go! Hope I can too.) Have a great week.
"The Prophet Joseph Smith … said, “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book” … Is there not something deep in our hearts that longs to draw nearer to God, to be more like Him in our daily walk, to feel His presence with us constantly? If so, then the Book of Mormon will help us do so more than any other book. …"
|As we left Johnny & Janet's Friday night the chickens were|
finding their nighttime roosts. So cute.