Sunday, November 9, 2014
November 9, 2014
Tuesday was transfer day. All the new missionaries were paired up with their trainers and assigned an area. You could see the nervousness in their eyes as they wondered who they would be serving with and where. But they were all excited and quickly off to start their missionary journey. They are a great bunch!
During the Tuesday morning transfers, the Elders and Sisters going home give their Golden Truths and a chance to bear a short testimony. They were all wonderful.
Those going home were Elders Chapman, Crockett, Farnworth, Jessop, Weikes, Warner and Walker and Sisters Brown, Shipley, Taylor, Turley, and Lassen.
Elder Walker served as an AP just before he left and Miriam and I got so close to him. We love them all and know they will be great leaders in the church.
Then last Friday night, the Holms and us went to Pizza Mart for pizza then played Rubicue afterwards. Sister Holms won with Miriam coming in 2nd and I and Elder Holm pulled up the rear. We always have fun getting together as senior couples for good food and fun.
The bottom picture is of Elder Harrington, myself, Rob and Kathleen McCullough and Brother Young (ward mission leader). What a special Sunday this was.
I was blessed to be able to help teach this wonderful family. As I have said previously, when we went to their home the first time, I was surprised to see the whole family waiting for us around the dining room table with their scriptures and list of questions. It was awesome.
I love Elder Harrington so much. He has been a very successful missionary. His father died a few months ago and he did not go home for the funeral. He stayed to do the Lords work. And by doing that, the Lord has blessed him so much.
Miriam and I love all the missionaries so much. They all have a story to tell. They have sacrificed to be here. They all love the Lord and they are all learning that service and sacrifice brings the blessings of Heaven. This is a great work.
The Ward has been successful in missionary work this year. There is another baptism scheduled in 2 weeks and I counted at least 5 investigators in Sacrament Meeting today.
It has turned cold and we are wondering when we will get our first snow here in Manchester. It has already snowed in northern Vermont, NH and Maine. Maine got tons of snow last week. But the time is going fast and before you know it Miriam and I will be on our way home. Our release date is December 19th. Goodness!