This past week has flown by. Monday, as always, was preparation day and at 7:00 pm we had Family Home Evening with one newly baptized member, one investigator, and the elders attending. Tuesdays, we always attend district meeting in the morning from 10:30 to 12:00, and then lunch at nearby Gino's (see below). Wednesday, I attended the semi annual sisters' conference in Frederick and we had a great time. I rode up in the mission van with the sisters from the mission office. Senior sisters help where ever we are needed and that is often in the kitchen. Thursday and Friday, we again drove to small cities in the area to inspect apartments and vehicles. We actually did it a week early by mistake this time but that doesn't matter. In the afternoons we still had time to visit a few humble families and enjoyed some uplifting experiences. It made me think about when I was a child, my mother, sister and I lived in a very small apartment. It was basically one room with a kitchen and no bathroom. The toilet was in another building across the courtyard and we washed at the kitchen sink. When we visit families living in very cramped apartments, I am not as shocked as others may be, but I always remember that my mother used to say: "Being poor is no excuse for being unclean!" Oh boy, she should be here with us.
Saturday and Sunday, we attended stake conference. The theme was "Hastening the Work of Salvation." We love the Annapolis Stake and the leaders are wonderful. Oh my goodness, so many wonderful and inspiring testimonies and talks about that topic. We feel so very blessed to be able to play a small part in the Lord's work in these latter days.
So here we are today, Monday, and we are snow bound again, but will try to make it a good and productive day. There are always books to read, journals to update, blogs and email to write, and lessons and talks to prepare. March Madness will later probably be a temptation to someone I know, but it's okay to take a peek from time to time :). Senior couples are allowed to watch TV. Some do and some don't. When Elder Lewis was told, not too long ago, that the Gator basketball team was doing so well, and he didn't know, I thought, well, we really are on a mission. College basketball is his first love. Go Gators!
Busy in the kitchen getting lunch ready.
We served hay stacks and had
yogurt with fruit and granola for dessert.
|Wonderful and inspiring presentations by President|
and Sister Richards and the sister trainers.
|For the craft we made key ring shrinkydinks .|
|All the young sisters in our mission;|
How very special they are.