Elder and Sister Servoss (Kent and Kae) who are serving as an office couple in the New York Rochester Mission, just north of us, came to spend a couple of days with us in our office. It turned out to be a mutually beneficial exchange. What we learned is that probably no two mission offices work the same and we each learned good things from the other. Most of all, it was just good to spend some time with them.
We took them down town Pittsburgh and showed them the city. Of course, we started with the PNC Park where the Pirates play and Heinz stadium where the Steelers play. The old stadium used to be called the Three Rivers Stadium because it is where the Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers converge to form the Ohio River.
We all learned about the PPG Place. It’s a beautiful complex of 6 buildings covering 6 city blocks covered with nearly 1 million sq. ft. of clear reflective glass. It’s called the crown jewel of Pittsburgh. From a distance the top reminds you of the Salt Lake Temple.
We then drove to another landmark of Pittsburgh, the Cathedral of Learning on University of Pittsburgh Campus and the Heinz Chapel near it. The real treat was getting to play the beautiful organ with it’s 4200 pipes in the chapel.
Kent and Kae were able to go to our stake conference meetings with us and have now been able to experience both of our areas with us. We appreciate their sacrifice to come see spend time with us.