Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 11, 2014

   Today is Mothers Day and it has been a special one.  The pictures to the left at top is of a Mothers Day lunch we had with the Stokers at the mission home.  It was wonderful as always.  We played a new game called Dixit after lunch then had a grand desert.  Then it was time for a nap and try to digest all the food.
   The two lower pictures are of flowers and gifts Miriam received thanking her for the wonderful mother that she is.  It is hard being away from all the kids and grand kids on a day like this but we know they are all well and we look that much more forward to being with them again.
   We had the best meetings today.  Our Sacrament Meeting was the best attended of any we have seen to date while on our mission.  The talks were all by sisters in the Ward and Sister Morgan (missionary) and they were wonderful.  The spirit was so strong.  We picked up and investigator who's name is Sue and she loved the meetings too.  We had lots of investigators there today.  The missionaries are doing a lot of great work.  The missionaries were all so excited that today they would be able to call home and talk to their mothers.  It is a very big day in the mission field. 
   President Stoker has asked me to help him in interviewing and helping some of the missionaries that are struggling.  I filled my first assignment last night and it brought back a flood of memories from by Bishop years.  The work we do requires the spirit to be our constant companion, but when counseling these wonderful missionaries I realized again that this work cannot be done without the spirit.  I love this work and it is good to help where I can.
   Miriam has received many calls from the missionaries wishing her a Happy Mothers Day.  It is obvious that they love her so much.  She does such a great job and the Mission Secretary. 
   The weather has finally gotten warm and the trees are leafing out and it is beautiful.  We had such a long hard winter.  Now we really appreciate summer.  I think today was the first day I haven't had a coat on since last fall.
   We love the work.  Our testimonies grow everyday.  Miriam and I have finished the B of M a few week ago and are now working our way through the New Testament.  We study, pray and work together everyday.  I love her and appreciate her so much!

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