Saturday, March 1, 2014

Keeping the Windows Open

"This is an age of digital information. Our computers have become windows through which we can gaze upon a world that is virtually without horizons or boundaries. "  Joseph B. Worthlin Oct. 1995
Wow, he thought that it was a time of digital information in 1995.... I wonder what he would think now.  That talk is excellent and goes on to detail how we can keep our windows to our Heavenly Father open. 

Our son in law, Dave Boodry, helped with the cultural event.  This picture is one he took during the day of the Temple.
Isn't it great to be able to keep in touch with just the push of a button!
      Tonight Elder McOmber and I were able to watch the Gilbert AZ Temple Cultural Program. Aren't computers great?   It was awesome...but rain?   How often does it rain there?       Our stake  fasted and prayed for rain last fast Sunday and it rained that day and this weekend it has rained the entire time.  The Lord heard those pleas for moisture.   Good time to stay cuddled up inside!
     We like to facetime/Skype family--good way to stay in touch. 
     The Scripture app is amazing.  If you have not seen the new updated one, check it out at  You can spend hours checking things out there==scriptures, videos, manual, just about anything church related.  Awesome resource!
     Our 5 year grandson, Quin, has figured out on his ipod touch how to face time his mother who is in another part of the house.  The kids are so smart with electronics.  He has been working an ipod since he was one. He can face time gammy and papa anytime he wants!

    This week is the middle of transfers, everyone is settled in and gotten over the anxiety of changing (companion, apartment or both).  A mission is an adventure where you meet lots of new people and learn to adjust to new situations!
Sister Tew, Sister Correra and Sister Anderson
Elder Eto is from Japan and wants to get a driver's license here.
Elder Mann 
Elders helping Sister Tew set up for a luncheon for Mission Leadership Counsel.
Elder Barlow helps with the cars and apartments.  The Barlows go home the same time that we do.
Elder Bradshaw helps with finance.
Getting Mail is so important for missionaries.  Make sure to write them letters!

My brother, Bill Bailey, swore he would never come to LA again, but here he is one month later, this time on business.  Glad to see him again!

"If we are to fulfill the Lord’s command to open the windows of heaven to all of our brothers and sisters, we must prepare to teach the gospel. With study of the scriptures, fasting, and prayer, we fortify our testimonies. We cultivate Christlike attributes of “faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, [and] diligence.” Through exemplary obedience, we can “let [our] light so shine before men, that they may see [our] good works, and glorify [our] Father which is in heaven.” By keeping the commandments, we can light our gospel candle and put it “on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Joseph B Worthlin Oct 1995.  
      I am continuing radiation for another 8 days, it is going good so far(20 treatment done).  I do not know why, but my hair has not grown as fast as my husband's or brother's hair. (They shaved their heads 5 weeks ago for me.  Maybe "the watched pot isn't going to boil"?   I keep watching it and  trying to make it be longer, it will eventually get there. 
      I have had many opportunities to be an influence for good at the VA hospital where I get my treatments.   We are proud to wear our name badges and  feel it a privilege to talk to people about the love of Christ!
"As we act in faith, we often find that the blessings from the Lord are different than we expected but much better than we imagined."
Neil L. Andersen, "A Spiritual Work"

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post! I will do my best to keep the windows of heaven opened and to share the Gospel light with others. Thanks for all you continue to do! We love and pray for you!