Saturday, February 15, 2014

The World Needs Your Help

I love Nature and the Beautiful earth that we have been given to live on.  I am also impressed with how much our Heavenly Father loves us individually.  I think that Heavenly Father knew I could not live in a big city, but our mission call was to......a BIG, crowded city, Long Beach, CA.  I have been impressed with all of nature that we have seen around us.  We live \next to a wet land reserve with all sorts of critters (coyote, hawks, ground squirrels, rabbits, blue heron, white heron, etc.)  I go in for radiation every day at the VA Hospital and Clinics.  There is usually a volunteer feeding a friendly squirrel there, but one day this week, a possum was in a tree by the walk way by heavy car and personal traffic.  Heavenly Father knows I need the occasional view of wildlife.  This guy must have gotten stuck where he wasn't suppose to be when the sun came up.

         14 And I will also ease the aburdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs,... and this will I do that ye may stand as bwitnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their cafflictions.
 15 And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon ...were made light; yea, the Lord did astrengthen them that they could bear up their bburdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with cpatience to all the will of the Lord.     Mosiah 24:14-15      

On the left of Elder McOmber is "Elder" Hjorth and on the right is Elder Rogers.  Dustin Hjorth lives and works in Hawaii, he went home from his mission this last year.  Elder Rogers goes home on Tuesday.  They are both very tall.
Some of our sill missionaries at the office.

Elder McOmber finished this headboard and footboard for the Mission home.  It came out real nice.  This is the "General Authority" bedroom.

Senior Couples.  We had dinner at the President and Sister Tew's home tonight.  Elder and Sister Butler are going home in a week.  (3rd couple from left).  They do not want to go.  They have served in the only Cambodian Ward in the world and in an English speaking ward.  We loved listening to them tell stories of their mission!
The Devereauxs, the Barlows, the Butlers, Pres. and Sister Tew, the McOmbers, the Bradshws and Sister Alley.
One of the many blessings of serving a mission is making so many wonderful friends!!!!! 

These Sisters showed up at the Presidents home just as we wanted to get a picture of everyone there,  We told them they must have been inspired to come at that time.  Elder McOmber wanted to be the picture "bomb".

"... the world is in need of your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save."    Thomas S. Monson To the Rescue, April 2001

1 comment:

  1. Another wonderful post! I especially love the photos of the missionaries and the mission home :) We love, appreciate and admire you!!!