Sunday, June 28, 2015

Experiences in "The Work"

We had a variety of experiences this week - got to know some wonderful active members much better by visiting them in their homes, and provided a variety of services to others.  There really are not enough members of the ward here who are able and willing to do all of the things that need to be done (there are 200 Elders on the rolls, but about 20 come to Church) so poor Craig kinda picked up the slack this week.  Two of the older people we visit are in the hospital and because they were unable to care for the lawns (physically or financially) they risked being ticketed by the city.  So in 95 degree heat, with 90% humidity he cut two lawns!  We rented a trimmer, but after an hour of not being able to start it had to admit defeat on cleaning the edges.  Pretty much, he's amazing.

Also this week we were reminded that "things" don't really matter... Or maybe we were just humbled... Or not as careful as we should have been!  In any event, our lovely new car that has barely over 6,000 miles was involved in a fender bender.  My first reaction was, "Hey, missionaries are supposed to be protected."  Then I realized that of course we were, because we are unhurt and SAFE.  Just a little sad.

Because of the private nature of some of our activities with people who are still working on keeping commandments, we cannot share most of our experiences, so I am stealing one that was passed on to me by my sister, Patti, via her son-in-law, Will.  Thanks, guys.  This is an AMAZING story, and it's validity was verified by a sister-in-law, whose son was a missionary mentioned in the story.  If you haven't read it, please do!

I really have no great (or lame, which most of them are!) photos this week, but I will share this one that I like that I took this week of Craig, being nourished by the Good Word of God, and chocolate chips!

We are happy to be missionaries!  The Gospel is TRUE!  We love you all!

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