|24 June 2015 - Final Transfer Day with President & Sister Richards|
A trip to the Temple with Pres & Sis Richards plus the missionaries returning home this transfer.
Group picture of the current missionaries in the Maryland Baltimore Mission
|Two of our former Petersburg Elders, heading home after an honorable mission,|
Elder Aubrey and Elder Bronson
|Elder Moore, also heading home|
|Senior couples and good friends, the Bringhursts and the Marlows|
|Senior couple, the Cranes|
|Beautiful plants at the temple|
|Old Car in the Woods - Art?|
|Priesthood in Action - trimming Sonja's bushes|
|Two of our favorite people - sisters Annie & Doris|
They invited us to a family picnic at the park on Saturday
Good food & great contact with several less-active ward members...
|Elder Saunders with worn-out new missionary, Elder Nicholes|
|Elder Orton having a party with Sarah|
|Erik wants to be just like Elder Saunders,|
I gave him a future missionary badge today, he was so excited.
He is Katja's son, has only been coming to church a few months
Our good friend Sonja who was baptized a year ago was recently called as a ward missionary. Today after church she and I taught the first discussion to 12-year-old Lisa, daughter of a recent convert mom and recently re-activated dad. Fun. Sonja was a great companion, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Lisa is eager to learn and be baptized. We will teach the second lesson on Thursday.
I made a Kool-Aid pie for dinner today. So easy with a pre-made graham cracker crust. Just Cool Whip and sweetened condensed milk stirred up, then add one package of Kool-aid. We tried Black Cherry flavor a couple weeks ago, today was orange. Both very good.
Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister last Wednesday, so good to talk to her. And I think the whole country is getting ready to set off fireworks to celebrate our granddaughter Kendra's twelfth birthday this Saturday. We love to get Kendra's sweet letters of news and encouragement, she is very thoughtful.
We had a good discussion about family values in Relief Society today. I love Sister Oscarson's talk "Defenders of the Family Proclamation".
"We need to boldly defend the Lord’s revealed doctrines describing marriage, families, the divine roles of men and women, and the importance of homes as sacred places—even when the world is shouting in our ears that these principles are outdated, limiting, or no longer relevant."
Have a great week.