Saturday, October 31, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Dad helping with the Helping Hands project of cleaning & weeding out the school area. It was a great community service project.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
More little pumpkins! Sierra, Connor, London & Easton. How we love each one and their diverse little personalities. This picture portrays that! We love them!!
Back to the Beatty Sand Dunes. Whitney holding London, Easton in front, Sierra, Connor, and Eric. They were flooded out and had to stay an extra day in the motel there. Beatty motels are a little questionable. Good thing they were all together with Jane & Kyle too for protection!!
Elder & Sister Gray are leaving. They are all packed and ready to go. They have been a fantastic, hard working couple over the flats. They recently celebrated their 53rd anniversary. We will miss them. The St. Johns (just behind Sister Parker) will be taking their place.
Skirt and Tie cutting ceremony. This is a lot of fun as the sisters & elders cut a part of their skirt and ties for President & Sister Parker. There is a Skirt/Tie Board that holds all of them. This is Sister Kerama.
Preparing for Transfer week. This is when the missionaries that have completed their time go home and the next day the new missionaries from the MTC arrive, Also the new transfers are announced where some missionaries are assigned new companionships
making 150 tuna fish and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with the sack lunches. It's always a very busy time. We make lunches and dinners for them for two days.
Dad & I teach the "Self Reliance Class" to the missionaries that are leaving to go home. This is a great and fun class to teach as the missionaries always have questions on what to do next. The lessons are to help prepare them for returning to home, school, work, and dating life. We really enjoy teaching this class. These missionaries are the best of the best!
Here are the missionaries in our class getting ready to head home. Sister Christie, Sister Kereama, Elder Litster(front), Elder Hobbs- who we met his sister in the MTC who is now serving a mission in California
Arrivers Dinner left to right - Elder Matekohi(AP), Elder Leutele, Elder U-Fa, Elder U-Fa, Elder Pitcher (AP)
Arriving Sisters: Sister Freitas (new), Sister Lee-Lo, Sister Taufa (new), Sister Fa'alogo. These are strong-testimony sisters ready to go forth to teach the gospel
P-Day with the missionaries. Dad, Elder Hartley (just arrived from outback-The Bush Elder in the Alice Spring zone), Elder Fleming, Elder Pitcher (AP), Elder Baker, Elder Callahan
Sister & Elder Farrer, Sister Townsend, Sister Goisisi, Sister Parker, Brother Nathan (takes care of all needs of President & mission)
The day visiting Handorf, a german town about a 30 minutes drive from Adelaide. Dad, Elder & Sister Wilmont looking at the menus for lunch
We enjoyed walking through this charming little town. We did find Root Beer, which we hadn't seen up to this point.