Monday, July 13, 2015

  This has been a good week for us. We have been busy and feeling good about our service. We had a meeting with a sister whose son was recently baptized. She wants to learn about family history so we met at her home on Monday afternoon. Her husband has been a little remote but he visited with us quite openly. Ruth was able to help the sister with some basic information and set up an appointment to go to the stake family history center later in the week.
 Our prep day was busy, as usual but then we had a nice visit with a family whose brother is in our ward. We had a fun visit teaching the family of three children about family history and also set up an appointment for the sisters to present their information on a family mission plan.
 Our Wednesday district meeting was rescheduled for Thursday so we used the morning to go to the temple. The senior couples were scheduled to have interviews with Pres. Allred following his interviews with the young elders and sisters. He was running way behind so it ended up that all the senior couples arrived and we visited with the mission secretary and then Sis Allred came and joined our discussion. When Pres Allred completed his interviews, he came in and we had a great introduction time and some great sharing of things about our new mission. We are excited for what will be happening.
  Wednesday was Sis Frazier's birthday so in the evening we had a little party for her at the home of our high councilman's home. Several members came and the Spanish sisters, it was a beautiful evening and we enjoyed spending time with those who attended.
  Thursday we had district meeting and Ruth took the sisters to Brigham City on an exchange. In the evening we enjoyed a dinner with a neat couple with three children and the grandfather. Each of the children had a friend and we enjoyed pulled pork burritos or salad and shared a message. Following dinner we had a planning meeting for our upcoming family history discovery program.
 Friday was a day we have been planning for. After watching Pres Packer's funeral service; we had several people on a list that ward mission leaders had given us. We prayed for the Lord's help and then started our visits. We had five visits to families including a very successful experience at the family history center with the sister we had met with earlier in the week. We also had dinner with a family that we really love, he used to be a ward mission leader. His family is growing up so quickly! It was great to be in their home again.
  Saturday I was really sick so I stayed home and Sis Castleton went to a baptism with our sisters.
  Sundays are always busy days. We started in a ward council and then we went to three sacrament meetings in the 675 west building. All of the meetings were very good and we had a chance to see a number of people we have grown to love. The final sacrament meeting was a special one because the stake patriarch and his wife spoke. They are great people and shared some wonderful thoughts. The Patriarch talked about life's moments and how these moments make up our lives. He is always very inspiring and thoughtful with in remarks. We are happy to have this opportunity to be engaged in the Lord's work. What a joy!

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