Saturday, September 21, 2013


     Today we had a Southern California Mission President Wives and Mission Nurses' Seminar.  It was wonderful with a lot of good information.  It was fun and informative to talk with other mission medical people to see how they do their jobs and where we can improve.  I presented how I interview every new missionary into our mission and find out medical concerns and medications.  It helps me in assisting them to be the best missionaries that they can be and to serve with all their heart, might, mind and strength.  
Dr and Sister Peterson organized a wonderful luncheon and Seminar

There are 11 missions in our Southern California area. These are some of the Mission President's wives and nurses.
     I am so thankful for the spirit and the way it leads me in asking questions and trying to help the Elders and Sisters when they have health concerns.  I can testify that I have been prompted on many times and been able to be of more service to the missionaries because of the promptings.   

This is from a newsletter from Salt Lake City Nursing Committee this month.
As of August 27th, the current numbers for medical and nurse professionals serving in individual missions:
There are:
34 nurses and 72 doctors (Church Service Volunteers and Church Service Missionaries)  serving from home or office part-time.
148 full-time mission nurse specialists (both senior and junior) serving infield
9 nurses (volunteers) serving part-time on the MNS committee in the Missionary Health Services Department in SLC.  This does not include all of the nurses and doctors serving as screeners, committee members and in specialty fields.
The 106 part-time nurse and doctor volunteers/missionaries and 148 full-time mission nurse specialists  serve in 252 missions.  Since there are 405 missions in the world, we are still recruiting nurses! 
Those numbers do not include all of the physicians serving full-time as infield Area Medical Advisers or Area Mental Health Advisers.
"There is a way for everyone . . . to participate in this great work. We can each find a way to use our own particular talents and interests in support of the great work of filling the world with light and truth."”Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "A Word for the Hesitant Missionary"
Elder McOmber took me and helped with the luncheon for the Seminar.  Dr Peterson and Lonnie love talking old cars and trucks.  The ear bug has become Elder McOmber's best friend.  It is a $450. fine for talking on your phone in California while driving.

Elders in the office, someone is always on the phone.
Elder McOmber teaching the missionaries how to use his shirt garters. The elders love them and the only place they know to get them is from Elder McOmber(who gets them on base).

Elder McOmber is getting good at fixing bicycles.  Here he is adjusting the spokes of a bike wheel.  He uses his manual to learn new things.

     I have so much to be thankful for!   I want to tell everyone how much I appreciate their prayers, thoughts and gifts.  Each and everyone of you are so dear to me.  I want to follow your examples and "pay it forward" by helping others.    
     I definitely have felt angels both here on earth and those not of this earth helping me through the last couple of months!  I know your prayers and thoughts have helped me!
     I started chemo Friday.  I have done exceptionally well since, just tired.  I was able to go and stay for the entire Medical Seminar.  The Lord has blessed me with so much, but most of all, He has bless me with special family and friends like you!

     My son gave me this link that brought tears to my eyes.  If you have a few minutes watch it, good.  I like it because it has the medical, military(Air Force-my husband's service), and emergency as well as being about breast cancer.

This last link shows how you can affect some one's life and you never know what you do that "goes around, comes around".

Elder McOmber was diagnosed with Adult onset diabetes this month.  We had already been adjusting our diets to be more healthy, but he loved candy and has done a good job of giving that up.  We will keep working on it and he sees a doctor Monday to see what else they are going to do with him.

I love and appreciate all of you!

1 comment:

  1. I think the medical training with Dr. Peterson is a great idea! There is such a great need for medical missionaries. I wish every mission could be blessed with an Elder and Sister McOmber! You do so much to bless the missionaries of the Great California Long Beach Mission! I'm grateful your first treatment of chemo went so well and will continue to pray for you as well as for Elder McOmber and all of our wonderful missionaries!