|Guess which one of these elders was|
able to eat "the big Mama" in less
than 30 minutes.
Roger just got home from spending several hours in the surf. I had a nice long swim in the pool, sat in the sun for awhile and came up to our little apartment and cleaned etc. It really is nice to have a Saturday! Laundry is going in the laundry room, the apartment is clean, we are relaxing a bit before we take off to buy some things we need at the grocery store and get a bite to eat at Hometown Buffett. A really nice change from the hustle and bustle of our weekdays. But we love them too.
I didn't feel well last Sunday and it was hard getting through all of the meetings and church. Not sure what hit me but I was sure that I might be coming down with the flu or something. But by the time we got home and ate I felt much better and have felt good all week. I just don't have time to be sick! We put in a pot roast and had a nice meal after church which we ate on through the week too. Yumm.
|The mission president's daughter,|
Ellie. She has started giving
tours with the Sisters!
My job goes from crazy busy to nothing from one day to the next. Transfer times are really busy and in-between we get a bit of a breather. But just when I think that I will have nothing to do the next day things always come up. Taking care of the missionaries that call in or walk in with all of their many challenges and joys can take up a whole day. And those are the best parts of my job. I answered the phone call from a mother of one of the missionaries. She wanted to speak to the mission president about her husband's health. I called the mission president and he found out that the father is dying and only has a short while to live. The missionary came in and was told and then the president gave him a wonderful blessing. He was told that his father would be given the opportunity to be involved in his mission and help him in ways that he couldn't have help had he not died. There was a wonderful sweet spirit that day. The missionary then was given the opportunity to FaceTime his mom and dad so he went in to the office and spent about an hour with his parents. He asked for permission to go home for a few days and it was granted. So he will fly home on Monday and spend a few days home before flying back to the mission on Friday. He is a missionary that lives across the street from the mission office so we know him well and will be able to love him and help him when he returns. It was interesting - the evening that he found out he spent several hours making cookies to take around to people the next day - 9 dozen in all! He said that it helped him cope.
|If you can eat the "big Mama" in|
30 minutes or less - you get
The missionaries always seem to amaze us with their strength of character and ability to "keep on keeping' on". We love them and feel so blessed to be where we can be so involved with them.
Monday evening was a Senior Couple's Family Home Evening. It was a wonderful evening. The mission president had a video of a talk that President Uchtdorf gave to the mission presidents in the MTC and we watched it together. Oh and then we had some wonderful pies that one of the talented senior sister made! She had made pumpkin, banana cream, apple, cherry, strawberry and coconut cream. What a feast. It is always so much fun to be with all of the other senior couples.
We had a beautiful experience at the temple this week. Tuesday was our ward's sealing session. We went and were amazed at how many showed up. There were fifteen of us from the ward there which was great. Our high priest group leader is African American and is a convert of about three years. During our session he had his parents sealed to each other and then sealed to him and we were able to witness it and enjoy the wonderful spirit of that occasion. Wow! Nothing beats that. It was great to be in the temple all in white with all of the good people who came too.
|Walking out of the office at|
the end of the day. Pretty but
way too dark! Not liking the
We really enjoy our little group of people who come and I will miss them all when this mission thing is over. We have a special bond from studying each week together and feeling the Spirit together. We are studying Abraham now. If you haven't read the Pearl of Great Price lately - pick it up. Its a great book. We had a big group this week.
|The big Mama.|
We were able to talk with the mission president for awhile after and hear all that he had done that day. Boy I don't envy him. What a taxing job he has - and he is still raising his family while he handles the 24/7 of missionary president's life. I don't know how they do it. But he and his wife both say that they love it - and it seems like they really do. They are always up beat and in tune with what needs to be done. What is cool is how they include the kids in the mission. Ellie, their one girl has learned the tour at the Mormon Battalion, had a dress made for her and is giving tours now. The favorite day for the kids is P day. They get to hang out with the missionaries and do an activity with the different zones. Bless their hearts.
|The elder with the light hair and glasses in the back|
is the one that finished the burrito in 29.51!
Many have tried and one ONE has conquered!