Saturday, February 23, 2013


Uh ohh, I lied, we did not sing the song "How can I keep from Singing" last week, sorry.  I still love it and we sang it in choir practice.  I love to keep a song in my heart at all times!  The choir did sing in Sacrament, but it was "Help me Teach with Inspiration", which is 281 in the Hymnal.  I love the words to that also.  Look it up sometime.  The Hymns have such meaningful words, I love to "listen" to the meaning of the hymn, not just sing it. 

Elder McOmber had a rough week so he was happy that he  FINALLY got his Fedora hat.  He ordered it December 20, 2012 and it came in February 20, 2013.  They said it would take 1-2 weeks, then because of Christmas it was delayed, then ,,,,,,, then ,,,,,,,then,,,,,finally it came and he is very happy to have it. The president said he can wear it because of the precancerous spots he had removed from his face in December.   
Elder McOmber on the roof
We delivered a bike to some sisters and they came out to put it in the garage and forgot their keys in their apartment.  It is gated and Elder McOmber, rather than drive back to the office for the extra key, climbed over the roof and jumped down to open the gate.
We got 3 new missionaries this week-mid transfer.  They are coming as soon as the MTC feels they are ready.  These three did not have a problem with languages so they did not need to spend so much time in the MTC.  There is a very cute sister from Japan and two Spanish speaking Elders.  Their pictures did not turn out from my camera.  We are still expecting 34 more missionaries in March. 
I like to ask my grandchildren what they do for others during their school day.  I need to answer that question daily myself.  This week food seemed to be the big event both given and received.
"The needs of others are ever present, and each of us can do something to help someone."  Pres. Thomas S. Monson, October 2009
My dear friends, Sister Rothschild and Sister Reynolds and I made lunch for the Zone Leader's Conference.  Usually Sister Bubert, the president's wife does this, but they had a daughter get married last week and she has gone to Utah to a reception.
They did most of the work.  We had a baked potato bar.  They teased that I probably helped pick the potatoes in Idaho.
Amy Reynolds helped in the kitchen also.  She helps in the office before going to work her regular job.  She is such a hard worker and is a BIG help.  She is so willing to serve doing anything asked of her and looks for ways to help.
Some of our elders eating.  Food is an important part of missionary work--must keep them healthy.

Elder Smith and Elder Mann.  We had the elders and sisters to our place for dinner one night this week.   Both are converts and are wonderful missionaries.  Elder Mann knows our dear friends, the Murray's. ( Lonnie's best friend who died and his wife Terry and Elder Mann had seminary with Mariah).

Sister Bradshaw and Sister Robinson  We had bacon wrapped chicken,( Thanks Amy Rix for the recipe/idea.), mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and orange dreamcycle cake.
Saturday night we were invited to Dave and Trish Edgar's home for dinner.  It was fun being around the kids, Matthew(9), Evie(8), Sophie(5), and Bella(3)
Elder giving a spiritual thought at the end of the evening.  This is Dave and Trish.  The food was very yummy.  She is a gourmet cook. We had a wonderful time listening to Dave tell stories of his mission in Bulgaria in 1992.  It was a lot of fun! 
"When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments--an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on." Richard G. Scott, "Finding the Way Back", Ensign, May 1990
I like the good feelings of about you?

1 comment:

  1. Your posts are always just what I need! Thank you for documenting these wonderful mission experiences!