Saturday, March 29, 2014


While friends at home are golfing and grandkids are playing soccer, lacrosse and baseball, we are enjoying the Canadian Spring.  They promise us it’s coming. 

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Even if the weather in not cooperating, the missionary work is going forth.  We had a wonderful mission conference with Elder Bednar, Elder Foster of the Seventy and Bishop Davies of the Presiding Bishopric.  It was such a spiritual feast to sit at the feet of a Prophet of God and be taught for 3 1/2 hours without a break.  President Scott had the missionaries spiritually and physically prepared to receive the instruction given.  It was a once-in-a-life-time experience.  My question is why we don’t prepare ourselves equally well to be taught at General Conference.


We had to take an elder to the Medical Center in Rochester NY this week.  Our area Medical Advisor concurred with me that he was not getting the care he needed here in Canada.  The elder ended up going home to Utah to be tested and treated and will hopefully return to finish serving his mission here.  I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this sign on our way for our good friends the Brenchleys who served a mission in Batavia NY.  It was a 31/2 hour drive each way and 6 hours in the ER. I was supposed to speak in sacrament meeting on “A Proper Fast”.  I called one of the Sister missionaries in our ward and she was happy to do it for me.  A missionary should always be prepared to teach and testify. 

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These apartments are called the “Marilyn Monroe Buildings”.  Can you guess why?  We pass them every Sunday on our way to church in Mississagua.  They are a famous piece of architecture here in Canada.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Already

We just got through with out first Zone Conferences.  The temperature was almost to zero and there were blizzard conditions for two of the three days.  It was too cold to take any pictures, but we got to go to Orangeville, London and Oshawa.  It’s bound to get warmer, right?  We had to speak to the missionaries about car safety and medical concerns, do car inspections and then got to visit with the other couples for a while.  It’s great being around the young missionaries; they energize us and keep us going. 


Elder Fielding and Elder Burdett are the AP’s and do such a great job organizing and running the Zone Conferences.  We really enjoy working with them. 


This shows Rod’s car boards and the 101 cars he is responsible for right now.  It’s a huge job and he does it well. 


This is our favorite place to hang out and we do it as often as we can.  I love looking out our tenth floor window of our apartment and seeing the lighted spire of the temple in the distance.  It brings such sweet peace just knowing it is there.