We ushered in the New Year at the church in Wheeling. It was a small but lively group and we had fun with active and less-active families. What surprised me is that I made it to midnight before I noticed it was that late.
Rod was in an intense game of Uno. Allison Carman again decorated the church with streamers and balloons. All the loose balloons collected on the air intake at one end of the hall.
Bishop Skrzyneki had a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit going and the rest of us were playing Pictionary. We definitely were the rowdiest.
Little Emily even made it until midnight. Probably from her sugar high.
On Friday we went to Pittsburgh and had a Missionary Couples Conference. We got to meet the new couples who have come in the past few weeks. We visited, had a nice dinner and program and then President Topham instructed us on the new information he had just received from Elder Smith, the presiding authority. It was fun to be with other couples.
Elder and Sister Kenley from South Jordan and Elder and Sister Mudgett from Layton UT are new MLS couples. (Member and Leader Support)
Elder and Sister Jackson from South Jordan are MLS and Elder and Sister Hurren from Weston ID were called as office couple.
Elder and Sister Mooney from North Carolina and Elder and Sister Pace from American Fork Utah are the record preservation couples in Wintersville OH.
Elder and Sister Brower are the medical support couple for our mission. He supports 12 missions. They are living in Chillicothe OH and he is a retired ER physician. The couples in order in the last picture are the Christensens( mental health support), the Hurrens, the Paces, the Jacksons, the Kenleys, the Browers, the Mooneys, the Bowcutts (another office couple), the Mudgetts, the Marshalls (CES) and the Greens. President and Sister Topham were taking the pictures.
We received a surprise call on Monday from President Topham telling us that he was moving us into the office for our remaining 6 months. Couples really do get transfers. He is sending the Hurrens to Wheeling. We are really sad about leaving Wheeling but we told the President we are willing to go wherever the Lord needs us. We have already seen many tender mercies from Him with this change.