Sunday, August 3, 2014
August 3, 2014
The pictures to the left are at the Montpelier East, West and Concord North Zone Conference. It was wonderful just as all the others were. The 2nd picture is of Elders Harper and Thomas giving Elders Farnworth and Gassant a birthday cake that they made and having everyone sing Happy Birthday to them. It is amazing what the missionaries do for each other and I know they appreciate it and love it. The weather was beautiful that day and everything was so green. We went up to the JSM afterwards and viewed some drawings by Liz Lemon Swindle. They were beautiful. Then sister Stoker rode home with us as President Stoker had a lot of interviews to do. We stopped in Concord and had a dinner at UNO's.
The picture to the left is of President Stoker and Elder Pettingill on Friday. President Stoker called us and asked if we'd like to play golf and we were shocked. We had asked him numerous times and he is always to busy. We played at a wonderful course in Goffstown and we had a blast.
Early Friday morning, Elder Pettingill asked me to come over and help give Sister Pettingill a blessing before we went golfing. She was having serious dizziness and head aches. Miriam later took her to the emergency room at Eliot Hospital for tests. She stayed until Saturday night and was released. I don't think they found anything wrong. The Pettingill's go home in 2 months. President Stoker is having a hard time finding their replacements and we may have Elders coming in to do their work. There is a real need for more senior missionaries. President Stoker says the church has told him that there are 100 missions that need senior missionaries. Wow!
I took Miriam to Urgent Care Saturday as she was having abdominal pain. We think she has kidney stones and they are moving and causing lots of pain. We have found that we need to really take care of ourselves even when on a mission. She is doing much better today. We are glad we are in the U.S. and that the medical systems is as good as it is.
We have a busy week ahead. We have two French speaking missionaries coming in tomorrow. Fun, Fun. The work goes on and we love it.