Saturday, June 1, 2013


I liked these palms that looked like giant pinapples.
President Monson said in this last General Conference:
The knowledge which we seek,  the answers for which we yearn, and  the strength which we desire today to meet the challenges of a complex and changing world can be ours when we willingly obey the Lord’s commandments.  I quote once again the words of the Lord: “He that keepeth [God’s] commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.”   D&C 93:28 
 As I read the Book of Mormon, it impresses me with how many times it says, "Keep the Commandment!" I think it is trying to say something to ME.
It is heartbreaking to see individuals not want to be obedient.  We all have things to work on to be exactly obedient.  I pray that I can keep my eyes and heart in the right direction.  We do this by reading our scriptures, personal and family prayers, FHE, reading the conference talks; all the basics.  Thank goodness "He allows for improvement over time rather than demanding immediate perfection" (Elder Craig A. Cardon)  And isn't that what the atonement is for?  And I like when Elder Holland promised that the Lord would send help from both sides of the veil to help us if we just ask. (another excellent talk-Elder Holland, "Lord, I Believe".)
Some of our beautiful sisters.
It is amazing that another transfer time has come.  Where has the time gone?  We truly loose track of time on a mission.  It is a good thing to become so immersed in His work that time means nothing.  It is a "good" tired at the end of the day!  Next week we get a new set of sisters and elders.  We love them all!  We wish the ones going home the very best.  This week we had training for the trainers and leadership.  Experienced sisters now participate in Leadership Training.
Lunch is served at leadership training.

The Elders love trading ties.  These three traded this day.  Today someone said that the record for trading ties is 98.
We are thankful for cell phones.  Much is
accomplished with them.

Dr Peterson came to see some of our wonderful sisters and elders this week.
He is the Area Medical Specialist for 9, soon to be 11 missions.  He is a great resource.
I brought my sewing machine thinking I might help the Elders like I did with the ones that lived in our basement.  The pockets and hems always need repairing.  I have only had a couple of times that Elders have asked me to fix their pants.  This time it was 4 Elders all at one time.  I love sewing.  Maybe they have learned how to fix their own????
One eveing we had sisters over for dinner.  Aren't they just beautiful!  You can see the light of Christ in their eyes and smiles.

I complimented this elder for being so obedient and reading the scriptures while there was much noise and comotion all around.  There was only one problem, he doesn't read spanish.  Oh well, he was looking at the correct book!

This morning, the Rothschilds returned to visit (they have been off their mission for 5 weeks, Sister Rothschild's mother lives nearby).  We had a wonderful visit at breakfast with the Reynolds, Rothschilds and ourselves. 
For Memorial Day, The VA Hospital had thousands of flags.  I am very proud of my family members that have served and are now serving in the military.  I am extremely proud to have served our great country in the Army as a nurse.  There are these flowering trees everywhere in California Long Beach Mission area , they are beautiful.
Chad, Amy and kids stopped for a couple of hours for lunch on Memorial day. (They wanted to check up on us after our accident last Saturday).  They had gone to Yosemite and were on their way back to San Diego.  After a big lunch the kids laid in the grass and we played ladder ball.  It was a quick visit, but appreciated.
Elder McOmber at the end of a long week.
PS the picture of the hummingbird at the beginning of our blog last week is a picture that we took outside our window.  It looks like I said I got it from e-mail, but it was the story afterwards that I got on the internet.  The picture is an original.
We drive along Pacific Coast Highway as we go to some of our elder's apartments.  Today we went to Huntington Beach and the Beaches were very full as well as Surfers in the water. 

I would like to close with a closing quote from President Monson's talk "Obedience Brings Blessings".....

"It is my humble prayer that we may be blessed with the rich rewards promised to the obedient."


1 comment:

  1. Another great post! Thanks for taking care of lunch for MLC (and for all of the MANY other things you do for our missionaries)! We appreciate you!