Sunday, February 20, 2011
Things are going great! We see small and big miracles every day! Yesterday in particular we started the day off with a small miracle that gave us a boost to finish the day strong. An investigator that lives in our building, Veena, a short Hindu woman about 60 years old, accidentally threw her keys away the night before while dumping her trash in the large commercial dumpster located in our parking lot. It was dark and an ice storm made it cold and miserable outside. She called the apartment management company and the sanitation company. When they both refused to help her, she called various friends. No one was willing to start a night search, especially during the storm. Finally the next morning she called us frantically because she didn't know what else to do! Every important key she had was on that one ring with no copies anywhere! My companion Elder West said, "Sure, we can come help you find your keys!" So we dressed up in our dumpster diving outfits and started going through the trash, which was now covered in ice and snow! We searched high and low and eventually we actually found her missing keys! Talk about a needle in a haystack! It sounds like such a small thing, but it was actually so big to her that she started to cry with joy. We told her that the Lord really does care about us and answer our prayers, sometimes even for what seems to be a small thing! We continued to teach her the lessons and she is now scheduled to be baptized next week! Thank you for your prayers. We feel them every day.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Elder Doman. He can throw it so hard it almost knocks the house down. He scored 180. A lot of power behind his ball
Elder Doman and Karren
Elders Peterson, Schaelling and Schmidt
Elders Doman and Parker
Elders Robbins and Bullock
Elders Holmstead and Sackett
Elder Garlick and Pres.
Elder Wallace. He bowls like an athlete. Beautiful form and finese.
E. Holmstead--a strike
Elder Hill with that darling face he makes
E Peterson, Schmidt and Bullock
Elders Karren, Sackett, Holmstead, Robbins
Elder Garlick, Sackett, Doman
Elder McFarlane and Hill
Dinner with Departing missionaries. Elder Wallace's family came to dinner also. His parents came from Texas and his Brother and Sister in Law live right here in the mission. The Ericksons also attended. Also pictured are the Clawsons, a wonderful couple from St. George Utah who have been serving at the Quantico Marine Base. Elder Clawson is retired Marine and they were devoted and loved by the base.
Pres Albright with Elders Hill, Bullock, Schaelling, McFarlane, Garlick, Robbins, Peterson, Wallace, Logan, Sackett, Parker, and Schmidt.
Elder Bullock hangs his tie.
Elders Doman (Assistant),Garlick, Holmstead (Assistant) and Sackett
Elders Robbins, McFarlane, and Logan
Elders Peterson and Hill
Elders Jones and Chance Johnson (we have 3 Johnsons)
Elders Toby Peterson (we have 3 Petersons) and Elder Schmidt
Sisters Balsley and Vaitai
Sisters Barrero, Aulava, Malmberg, and Murray
Elders Wallace, Jacobsen, and McFarlane
Elders Slade and Dickson with White in background
Elder Sackett and Sis Albright. We are sure going to miss this elder.
Sisters Trepanier and Spencer with Elder Sackett
Elders Garlick and Harper
Sis Murray with her new companion Sis Malmberg
Elders Tejada, Slade, McFarlane
Elder Logan, a gentle giant
Sisters Nichols and Sorensen and Elder Hill
Elders Holmstead and Sherwani. We are going to miss our wonderful Assistant, Elder Holmstead. He is loved by everyone.
Elders Wallace and Holmstead, both leaving behind big holes and big shoes to fill.
Elder McFarlance. Kind to everyone and a Zone Leader
Elder Hill. One happy elder. A hardworking office elder and District Leader
Elder Robbins- Another hardworking office elder and District Leader