Saturday, January 11, 2014

Strong Testimonies

This is about 30 feet from our motor home.  It is during high tide.
"May we give as the Savior gave. To give of oneself is a holy gift. We give as a remembrance of all the Savior has given."  Thomas S. Monson, "The Real Joy of Christmas"
     Elder McOmber sets the perfect example of giving of oneself!  I am so thankful that he has such a strong testimony and is willing to give of himself!  The missionaries like to call him when they need help  with their apartments or bikes. (fixing things)
He is fixing a Sister's brake cable here. 
 His desk looks pretty good compared to last week(we can see it this week).  I don't understand how he can find anything, but he usually does.  He is talking to missionaries that need beds.  They are moving from member's homes to an apartment.
Elder McOmber  has worked long and hard to finish the bike shed.  It looks very nice.  Here Elder Taylor is helping him with the rain gutters (with his good clothes on}.  The movie "Fiddler on the Roof" is my most favorite movie of all time. I told the Elders that helped him (and there have been many),  that as the nurse, I did not want anyone hurt on this project.  Elder McOmber did get a black fingernail from a hammer, but thank goodness, no other injuries.
Almost finished, just the rain gutters are being put up.  He has worked every day, except Sundays for the last month to get this finished.  Whenever the Elders could help him, he would go in.  Also President Parker, 2nd counselor to the Mission President, helped when he was able to.

Then, when Elder McOmber finally gets a day off, He works on our motor home.  The water heater has been leaking (had  crack in the side of it) and we bought a new one over a month ago.  He finally had time to fix it, thank goodness he is handy and can fix it.  But it was not a good way for him to spend his day off.  He is such a hard worker!

Elder Cockburn with another "Title of Liberty"

Elders being silly.  Elder McOmber trades ties with the missionaries.  He has them sign the ones they give him( on the back).  They all have 2 ties and are goofing around.

My office is on the other side of the wall behind Elder Van Kammen.  I love listening to the hymns they play.
 I get a quote each day from  I love this one from this week! 

"Trust in God. Hold on in His love.  Know that one day the dawn will break brightly and all shadows of mortality will flee. Though we may feel we are 'like a broken vessel,' as the Psalmist says, we must remember, that vessel is in the hands of the divine potter."             Jeffrey R. Holland, "Like a Broken Vessel"

      I have had the initial work up for radiation treatments.  They will call me in the next 2-3 weeks to let me know when I start.  I was able to talk to the technician in radiation about what I am doing here in Long Beach.  She has a "Mormon" friend. I was able to share my testimony.  My cancer has opened areas for me to bear my testimony that I would never, ever have been able to do otherwise. 
     The effects of chemo are still taking it's  toll on me, but I am trusting God that they will wear off soon.   Boy, it will make me appreciate feeling "unbroken"!!  I read something this week about the saying "God doesn't give us more than we can handle" being false, He gives us challenges to turn to Him and trust in Him.  It helps us grow!  "God doesn't give us what we can handle, God helps us handle what we are given."  I know this is true!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. The bike shed looks great! The California Long Beach Mission is soooooooo blessed to have the two of you serving there! God Bless You!