Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall in West Virginia

All the green that we have been enjoying all summer is starting to turn colors and the area is gorgeous. We have had perfect fall temperatures and are enjoying it very much. We have had a few pretty good rain storms, but nothing like the summer thunder and lightning shows we have had.


The missionary work is going great and our two elders have baptism dates set for six people with the possibility of three or four others.  It is our privilege to work closely with these people and become fully invested in them.  What a blessing to be on a mission! It’s wonderful to see what the gospel can do for people’s lives. I can’t help but think how wonderful it will be on the other side of the veil when we meet the people we are privileged to do saving ordinances for there.

In anticipation of transfers next week, we took pictures at district meeting this week.  Elder van der Spek has been in Wintersville for seven months now and we anticipate him going somewhere else for sure.  He has to stay pretty close because of his dental work being done. Who knows about the others.

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Elder Bluemel, Elder Ames, Elder and Sister Green, Elder van der Spek and Elder Boughton.  Elder Ames posed just as my timer went off on my camera.  He is our District Leader. 

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Week night relief society was canning.  Dotty Folmar and Linda Skrzyneki did a hands-on demonstration of how to pressure can and water bath.  Dotty sent most these bottles of canned food home with me after the meeting. We sure scored.  Rod stayed home and worked on his agendas for bishopric meeting and Sunday.  He wears so many hats he forgets which one he has on at times.


John and Crystal Allen treated us to a night out at the symphony.  It was a fun evening spent with good friends.  John is the ward clerk and Crystal is a ward missionary.  The elders have a hard time sometimes with all the things couple missionaries are allowed to do.  Something for them to look forward to. 

Elder Ames asked us today if we were enjoying our mission.  I said,”You have to ask?” He just laughed and said, “no”.  We are enjoying it very much and are grateful to the Lord for the chance to do it together.

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