Saturday, April 6, 2013

Angles around us!

I should not be surprised by the blessings we received being on a mission, but they continue to amaze me!  Once Sandy Johnson from Rigby 11th ward bore her testimony and said that she could see little angel helping her with her home and car.  I see angels all around me here. 
We have wonderful sisters that often write a cute note and hand it to us, mail it, or stick it on our car.  They are always so grateful and giving.  They lift me up. 
The Elders are always so appreciative when they see us, and thank us for our help.  They are all awesome!
Sisters Scott, Hyatt and Youngberg, we have 24 sisters now with 1 going home next transfer and 8 more coming.
The Elders love checking for mail;--Elders Tidwell and Bledsoe hamming it up.
We have made so many wonderful friends in and out of our mission.  Peter and Nancy live next doors (for a while, they are leaving the end of April :(   )  Peter has been so helpful to Lonnie, helping to  fix our hot water heater.  Nancy is an awesome chef and has shared some of her delightful desserts with us. 
I had my hair colored and cut by Kathy.  She is another angel.  She is in our ward.  She was so excited that I went into her to have my hair done.  She is a sweety and loves to talk.  We shared our life stories and took a lot longer having my hair done, but it was fun. 
I think there are angel in our motor home.  When my hair products are getting low, I figure that I will have maybe one more time of using them, but they keep producing, even when they sound empty.  BLESSINGS!  It is the same way in the kitchen.
The Edgars and Stephanie Taylor are angels.  Stephanie is a ward missionary.  She took us to dinner one night and we shared life stores.  Everyone has a story and it is so fun to hear theirs.  You realize your problems aren't so bad after all.  Trish Edgar is a gourmet cook and had us over for pasta and cal zones and a movie.  The kids love Elder.McOmber's homemade root beer ice cream.  We watch movies on their wall size screen.
Today, just as morning session of conference ended, Dave, a camp host, came and said there was free food over by the BX. Another Angel!  We went over there and got 3 bunches of lettuce, a huge head of cabbage, a loaf of bread, and 50 pounds of potatoes(reminded me of Idaho).  We got some food for Peter and Nancy also.  Not sure who was giving away fresh food, but again, angels!!

This is what 45 pounds of potatoes looks like in a motor home refrigerator- 5 pounds to Peter and Nancy.  You can see our Avri Vitamins(Milk Duds-I said the wrong kind of candy before).  Lonnie is on a diet , but said he would not give up his Avri Vitamins.  We are having missionaries over for dinner tomorrow--guess what we are having-right, potatoes.  We will give some to the other Senior couples on Monday and some to the missionaries to take home.
I was thinking about looking up a recipe for homemade rolls, we don't have enough frozen Rhodes rolls.  Just then, another angel appeared.  Another park resident, he is a preacher and on active duty.  He had too many rolls and gave us some extra fruit he did not need.  WOW, all these angel.  I just hope I can be some one's angel when I grow up!

"He wishes us to come unto him, to follow him, to be comforted by him. Then he wishes us to give comfort to others. However halting our steps are toward him - though they shouldn't be halting at all - his steps are never halting toward us." Jeffrey R. Holland, "Come unto Me", Ensign, April 1998

Here is my angel.  This is his store room at work.  He has linen and stuff for the new and seasoned Elders and Sisters and it is fairly well organized--good Job Lonnie!

Most mornings we stop at the bath house in the park for a cup of ice for Elder McOmber.  He loves to chew ice.  That mug will stay frozen all day, if he hasn't chewed all the ice up.
We watched conference on our computer.  I love conference and every talk was my favorite.  I think one of my favorites was Elder Packer's poem,  also Sister Dalton's. Excited for tomorrow.
"God loves all His children. That is why He pleads so earnestly with us through His prophets. Just as we want what is best for our loved ones, Heavenly Father wants what is best for us. That is why His instructions are so crucial and sometimes so urgent. That is why He has not abandoned us today but continues to reveal His will to us through His prophets. Our fate and the fate of our world hinge on our hearing and heeding the revealed word of God to His children."  Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Why Do We Need Prophets?",  Ensign, March 2012
The whole group at Daeden's birthday party at Fat Cats.

Daeden had a Pirate birthday party today, we sure miss our family get togethers.  We will be there for next year. 

I made these  his and hers aprons for the Young Women's auction to earn money for Girl's camp.  Girl's camp is always so much fun!
They say, Mr Right and Mrs. Always Right


1 comment:

  1. Elder and Sister McOmber, you two are our ANGELS!!!! Thank you for loving and caring for our missionaries and doing the Lord's work here in Long Beach! We love and appreciate you!