Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 10, 2014

    This week ended on a high note.  The picture to the left is Elder Warner, Gloria Huot, her nephew, and Elder Plyler.  I was privileged to be able to help teach Gloria with Elders Warner and Plyler.  She is a sweet lady and it is wonderful to see the effect the gospel has had on her already.  She asked me to speak on the Holy Ghost and I was privileged to do so.  She had Sister Collins speak on Baptism and she did a wonderful job.  She will be confirmed next week in Sacrament Meeting.  Miriam played the piano for the meeting.
   The next photo is Elder Keller and Christiansen giving Elder Wells a birthday cake.

                                                                                     It was fun.  I think he was embarrassed
 when everyone sang Happy Birthday to him.  The picture below it is a lunch activity at MLC that was held last Tuesday. 
   One of the duties we have as office staff is to buy, prepare, serve and clean up the lunches for all these missionary get togethers.  We sure do enjoy our association with the missionaries.  It is fun to serve them and just be around them. 
   The next four pictures are of us yesterday at The Flume Gorge in the Franconia Notch State Park in northern New Hampshire.  We and Pettingills have decided to try and go and see as much as we can of New England every P day we have this summer.  We ask the local people what they would suggest we go and see and this week end we got to experience two of them.
  It is absolutely a wonder the beauty that nature provides.  The gorge is right through solid granite and it is a wonder.  We had the most 
wonderful weather.  It was clear and about 78 degrees.  We couldn't of asked for better weather.  The walk through it was about 2 miles and we are sure glad we got to see it. 
   The bottom four pictures are of our trip later that day to the top of Mt. Washington.  We drove up through North Conway and up to the base of Mt. Washington.  It is the highest peak in the North East. The summit is approximately 6300 ft.  The road going up is narrow and at times I thought Miriam was going to just get out and walk.  I don't think I have ever seen her so scared.  She is fair skinned anyway, but she was white as a ghost when she looked over the side of the road and it was a long way down. 
   But we made it just fine and the weather at the top was sure different than it was below.  The wind was blowing and the temperature was in  
the lower 50's.  Miriam was the only one that brought a jacket.  The views were magnificent and I am not sure the photos do it justice.  But we had a blast, made it up and down without incident and it was a perfect day.  We were exhausted when we got home approximately 8pm. 
   Now were are ready for this coming week.  It is transfer week and for us it is always the busiest.  But we are looking forward to seeing the new missionaries come and those that are finished going home.  We go to the Temple Tuesday afternoon and it is always wonderful.
   The Word is great.  We are busy and wouldn't have it any other way.  We love the Lord and love serving with all the missionaries.

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