Whiz! The week is over so quickly. Lots of great things going on!
|Roger - ushering|
Wednesday was our Scripture Study Class. We had a great group again and it was nice to be in the home of Bart and Cheri - our newly activated couple. Bart took charge just like a Priesthood holder should. They both seemed to be pleased we were meeting in their home and there was a great feeling of love and a good spirit there. So different from when we first knocked on their door over a year ago. Bart told us that because of the love and concern shown by us and others in the ward he has come back. That's what love and concern can do for people. Really sometimes that is all that people need. To know that they are loved and appreciated. What a joy! We have planned a "field trip" for next week. We will get the mission van and take everyone to the Mormon Battalion. We realized that many of our group have never been there! That is a shame that we are going to correct next week.
most of the week!
|The new cards|
|Count them - SEVEN!|
We quickly got what was urgent at the office and then took off around 11am to come home and play with the kids. Stacia, Chanel, Jeneca, Alyssa, Taylor, Halee and their friend Saylor (not sure how to spell it) came with us to LaJolla Shores Beach for the afternoon. What a beautiful day! Perfect weather and so much fun to be with these beautiful young ladies! We miss you all and love you so much. It is so fun to see you growing and becoming strong in the gospel.
We played games Friday night and it felt like a bit of home! What fun - even if Chanel won almost everything we played. We tiptoed out over all the sleeping bodies again Saturday morning to go and help with cleaning the church.
We got back in enough time to make Crepes - TRADITION! - for them all. We were really proud of the huge amounts of crepes that they could put down. Amazing. They cleaned up and headed off for their dance competition and left us wishing for more hugs and time with them. Thanks for coming guys! It was sooooooo fun for us!
That evening we were able to go to Rancho Bernardo - a beautiful upscale neighborhood here in San Diego. Iva Lou used to live in our ward and served us dinner many times while here. She then moved to Rancho Bernardo and wanted to have us to dinner one last time before we leave. Iva Lou is the lady Roger is standing by in the picture and Siela is the lady who has given many baby gifts that we have shared with those of you who have had babies. It was great to be with them and the missionaries of course. Iva Lou is a great example of how to grow old gracefully and I love her dearly. Oh we will miss so many wonderful people when we go home!
We are gearing up for going home. We have started not buying the BIG Costco sized things so that we can make sure and eat things up. We are trying to get those people we have worked so hard with to have others pick up and befriend them. People are so busy and it is hard to get others to see the advantages to spending that time on someone they don't really know or love yet. So many things to do and such little time. We should be plenty busy trying to get all done that needs to be done before we leave. We will be tired!
If there is one thing that we have learned on our mission is that it is important to do what is asked and do it well and when it is time to move on to the next thing - we should move on with a great attitude and see what else the Lord has for us to learn. So we will move on and be excited for it.