Saturday, August 31, 2013

I love to see the Temple

I realize I put many pictures of the Temple on my blog, but today, Elder McOmber and I went to the Los Angeles Temple and I loved this picture.  It looks like the Angel Moroni is blowing the clouds away.  That is how I see going to the Temple.  It is a place away from the world that puts life into perspective and "blows our clouds away".  A place of peace.   I love it!

"We all long for peace. Peace is not just safety or lack of war, violence, conflict, and contention. Peace comes from knowing that the Savior knows who we are and knows that we have faith in Him, love Him, and keep His commandments, even and especially amid life's devastating trials and tragedies."
Quentin L. Cook, "Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness"
     Yes, we were busy again this week, I guess I should quit saying that, as we are busy every week!  Elder McOmber was out until 10 PM Monday and Tuesday, and by Wednesday, the Assistants to the President brought him home by 6 PM and told him he was not allowed to work late any more this week.  He still went to work early everyday, some days by 0630.  I rode with him to downtown Los Angeles to pick up more bunk beds and dressers for apartments.  I was also able to go into the office for several hours Tuesday and Wednesday.  I interview and visit with  the new missionaries for health related issues.

Sunday night was the departure fireside.  It is always spiritual.  We have such talented missionaries. They never want to go home.  Elder McOmber has been made a bouncer to shoo them all back to work. 
     This week was transfers and we got our new missionaries.  They used my camera for pictures to send to the mom and dads so I am including a couple.
Sister and President Tew with some of our new missionaries.
     Chad, Amy, Annalea, Chandler, Colton and Caleb all came to visit Saturday through Tuesday. My baby has retired from the military--am I old enough to have a child retire??????  I guess so.
My "little" boy-Chad. (6' 5")   He wore his uniform to church with us just for me--I was always a softee for a guy in uniform!  Yes, my husband wore one when we were married (not to the ceremony).
They have their camper.  They are traveling across America, visiting family, friends, and seeing the sights.  Their first stop was here.
Dr and Sister Peterson came to visit us on Sunday afternoon.  We talked "shop" as well as had a wonderful visit. 
Chad had some good suggestions for some of our concerns on taking call.  He had met Dr. Peterson before when he towed his 1930 car up to Springville, UT  area. 
Annalea helped in the office on Tuesday.  She is 13 and wants to be a missionary.  She is reading a book by John Bytheway about things "I wished I knew before my mission."  She has a heart of gold and had missionaries sign a card she made and gave me a bag....

This is the bag she gave me filled with things to do while I am having chemo.  We had some really good discussions. 
Chad, Chandler and Colton helped Papa (Elder McOmber) by putting some of the new missionaries' bikes together.  It was a BIG help!
We roasted marshmellows one night.  We all have a sweet tooth!
Chad and Elder McOmber
Papa helped Chad fix his trailer.  He is also helping a fairly new convert fix up his '78 camero.  He is helping with the engine.  Boy does he love getting back under a hood!
The new guys meeting up with their trainers.  Annalea said that the new missionaries looked terrified.
The sisters meeting their trainers.

Elder McOmber discovered an ear bug and has fallen in love with it.  It is a $450. fine for talking on the phone while driving here in California.  This is him with some of our sisters  in the office.  Aren't they all cute!

One of our coyote friends that roams the campground.  We rarely see them in the daylight. 
"May your homes be filled with peace, harmony, courtesy, and love. May they be filled with the Spirit of the Lord." Thomas S. Monson, "Until We Meet Again"

PS.  The Oncologist says I will need Chemo every 2 weeks for 8 treatments (16 weeks).  I am waiting to get a port, then it will start.  Not sure with the holiday when it will be placed.   God is Good and I trust in him.  A funny for this week:  I read D&C 9:14   "Stand fast in the awork wherewith I have bcalled you," ........................I though that reaffirms that I am doing what I am suppose to be doing by continuing in my calling as a missionary, but I laughed at the next part...................."and a hair of your head shall not be lost,"............. and you shall be clifted up at the last day. Amen."  (Wait a minute, does that mean chemo will not make my hair fall out?   :)  I don't think so, ha ha.


  1. I love seeing photos and hearing news from the mission! I especially love hearing about how you and Elder McOmber are doing. We pray for you both every day. God Bless You!

  2. I love seeing photos and hearing news from the mission! I especially love hearing about how you and Elder McOmber are doing. We pray for you both every day. God Bless You!

    P.S. Your photo of the L.A. Temple is one of my favorites ever!