Saturday, December 7, 2013

"What have I done to help someone today?"

Every  morning we hear revelry and every evening at sunset, we hear taps.  Everyone on base stops what they are doing and face the flag as it goes up or down .  I am proud to be an American and to have served our county in the US Army.  
When we love somebody, we show it by doing something nice. So learn to serve: find a need and fulfill a need. Surprise people with a good deed they hadn't planned on. We have that opportunity at home, at school, and at church."

                                                                           Russell M. Nelson, "Focus on Values"

      I am so impressed with so many people and the love they show to all those around them.
       It really takes many people to help those on a mission.   Sara and Glen at home have been so great at keeping up our home in Idaho.  They and their children have gone way beyond the extra mile in caring for our home, vehicles, and dog.  
     The phone calls from and about all our grand kids, hearing about their sports, helps keep us a part of their lives. I wonder if they can hear us cheering from here? 
     My visiting teachers, Holly Hancock, friends from our home ward and our ward here send notes and letters  make us smile.  E mails  brighten our day; all make us feel better.    Phone calls from family checking on how we are doing are so sweet to our hearts.  
     Being able to Face time, makes it so we seem like we are sharing everyday time with family.      When I am having a hard time (chemo)  our missionaries will text me a happy text (most of the text I get are for sicknesses) or leave a note or card on my desk or just come in and ask how I am doing.  They always let me know they are praying for me.  
     I don't want to leave anyone out, but there are so many more people showing their love!
     We feel so loved!!!  We appreciate so much all the wonderful things people do for us;  it sets such a good example that I want to follow.  They are all so Christlike. 
     I like to ask all my grand kids, when I talk to them on the phone, "What have you done to help someone today?"  They are always able to give me a good answer.  I am so proud of them!  It is a question I ask myself at the end of the day as well!  I need to do better!

We have a new Senior couple here for the office, this is the Bradshaws from near Price, Utah, here for 18 months
A mission atmosphere is always changing.  We are excited to welcome them here!
Some of our happy missionaries,
Elder McOmber has permission to build an outbuilding to keep bikes for missionaries in.  This is the office Senior Elders consulting on the construction.
Elder McOmber has learned many new skills while on our mission.

Elders all helping Elder McOmber with the construction.  Some of them are learning new skills also!  There will be more pictures as they progress.
These Elders came in and shared a miracle with me.  One of the elders needed to go home to have a medical problem treated, but after blessings and prayers, his labs came into normal and he can stay!!!!  The Doctor does not understand, but we do!!!    He really did not want to go home.   I love hearing the miracles that happen to our missionaries.
Tomorrow is Elder McOmber's birthday.  These Sisters made him a teddy bear cookie. Elder McOmber shaved his head "for me".  We match.   

"As you love His children, Heavenly Father will guide you, and angels will assist you. You will be given power to bless lives and rescue souls."
                                                                        -David L. Beck, “Your Sacred Duty to Minister

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy there is a new office couple! How could the mission run without all of the amazing senior couples? Happy Birthday to Elder McOmber - hopefully you will take a little time to celebrate :) We love, appreciate and pray for you! XOXO