Here is our beloved dog Sammy, my hubby and I on Easter and a favorite of my dear one holding our precious new little Great Granddaughter.The Month of April has rolled in and out with a lot of activities. We have enjoyed many fun missionary and family times.
At the first of the month we had an activity in our mission entitled, March Madness. All the younger missionaries participated. Each of the companion ships were put into brackets for role play competition. The Goal was for the missionaries to participate and observe so that they might become master teachers. Each Companionship had to role play a lesson to a pretend investigator. Each set of Elders and or Sisters were then judged as they taught and then they moved onto the next round or were eliminated. The top photo was for the last round of competition on April 17th. Our entire mission attended this one. It was a really great missionary event. We all learned a alot about teaching.
We had a great month of District Meetings. Here are just a few photos from a couple of the meetings. Right now there are one set of Elders, two sets of Sister Missionaries and five Senior missionary couples. Our poor District leader has to deal with all of us older missionaries. He is really good at keeping us in control. I am happy he has a good sense of humor.
We have had a great month of teaching with the Sister Missionaries. The family in this photo are so awesome. They are progressing and have made some amazing commitments. We are planning a baptism soon. We felt bad that Sister Gunia had to leave to go home for surgery. We have had such a good time with both her and Sister Hinchcliff.
The third photo on the bottom is our new Sister Casinas with Sister Hinchcliff.
We felt so blessed to have our Son Travis, Amanda and their children here for Easter. The night before we also had our son Sean, Mary and their two boys; Jeffery and Joshua. We had to say good-by to our Grandson, Jackson who had stayed with us for a few days. We had our our Grandson Jake, Dana and their two little ones here with us too. I felt sad that I didn't get more photos of everyone.
Here are some precious update photos of our new little Great Granddaughter; she just turned a month old. This is such a lovely family. Our sweet Granddaughter in law, Dana had a rough time after having this little one. She hemorrhaged three times over about a 10 day period. We are so thankful for Prayers, Priesthood blessings and great medical care. She finally had an procedure done that stopped the bleeding and she is slowly getting her strength back. We love them all so much!
Our home Ward had a Potato Derby and asked us to be the judges with our good friend, Jane. We had a great time. The potatoes were so creative. Everyone had fun during the races. The three cute photos of the children in the middle of the collage are the winners.
I felt so blessed to be able to attend a luncheon with my High School Friends. We have been friends for over 50 years. It is so much fun to catch up and just enjoy a great gab fest. I had some good missionary moments too.
We continue to enjoy our missionary endeavors. We have met and worked with so many wonderful individuals and families. We started out working in one building with three wards and now we have a Stake and 9 wards. We have been praying to have more MLS couples desire to serve here.
We love working in the wards with all the ward leadership and members. We have made many great friends.
I thought I would share in closing our Missionary Purpose which is:
"Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end." ( Preach My Gospel: A Guide To Missionary Service)