Sunday, November 30, 2014
November 30, 2014
It is interesting that things that seems to be making things hard, when you take a minute to stop and really look at them, they are beautiful. We stopped as we were coming into the parking lot to take a selfie. It was really snowing and we
The next picture is out my office window. Wow, lots of snow. When we went home, our lights were flickering off and on. Little did we know that thousands of peoples power was going out. The heavy snow caused lots of branches to break and fall on the power lines. Actually over 100,000 people lost power. We got a call from President and Sister Stoker and their power went out and they were concerned about us. The mission home has a back up generator so we still had Thanksgiving there. The bottom pictures are of us all there.
After dinner we all helped clean up then some put up the Christmas Tree and some of us helped put Christmas treats together for all the missionaries. Then we all had Thanksgiving pie. It was wonderful!
We are now starting to get ready for transfers. We have been notified that Grace Sewell received her mission call to our mission. That is so cool! We feel bad that we won't
We have 30 missionaries going home and 7 coming in December. So we are closing 8 areas which mean I have been asked to close 8 apartments. I have sent out the notifications and preparing to close all those apartments. Lots of work and lots of extra furniture!
We have had 2 senior sisters come into the mission and they will work in Maine. President Stoker has asked them to help with the apartment inspections and that will really help. We had a new senior couple come to work at the JSM also.
Miriam and I have less than three weeks to finish things up and start home. Lots of emotions are going through us. We have been asked to speak in our Manchester Ward Sacrament Meeting in two weeks, so its all coming at us so fast.
I have been able to teach Christina a couple of times this past week with Elder Pace and Harrington. She is an awesome lady. She has 3 kids and life if really hard. She is reading the B of M and loving it. I hope she will continue. I love seeing the excitement and joy people feel as they are introduced to the gospel. We see her again Monday evening.
Amy is being baptized this coming Saturday. She has asked me to say the opening prayer at her baptism. I was fortunate to help teach her with ELders Plyler and Pemberton.
Joe has committed to baptism on the 12th of December. He is a great guy. I have been fortunate to help teach him with Elders Harrington and Pace. It has been so wonderful. Missionary work is the best.