Saturday, June 28, 2014
Brighams' house today and it was 103 degrees and we had over 200 guests by the time our shift was over. Darolyne had a good day though she gave 2 Books of Mormons to 2 different ladies. Princess Jamie and the kids came over after our shift. Still getting used to this house. You know a move is the 3rd biggest reason for stress and anxiety. Hope I get over it soon.
Friday, June 27, 2014
I haven't blogged for a long while because we have been moving to our new home, picture coming. last Saturday KC Joey, Princess Jamie, Jamie and Brodie, Jim and Collette and Matt and Andy along with Darolyne and I and two sister missionaries Sister Hee from Hawaii and Sister Liptke from Germany all worked for a day and we got moved into our new house. Since then Darolyne and I have been trying to set up camp still a long ways from doing that. We had training from Salt Lake and our trainer was Russ Rassmussen who was a student at Orem High School when I was the Principal. More coming.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We had a Hawaian Lua aat the Bowcuts put on by Elder and Sister Kaona from Hawaii Sisters Losky and Ramirez came to visit us from Pennsylvania and Columbia. We took them out to Lunch.l Yesterday I gave out 6 Books of Mormon to the folks from France. Darolyne gave a Book to a couple from Florida
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Today at Brighams' house I had 5 visitors from the midwest. One was black one latino and 3 whites. They were touring together. They were Unitarians and open to learn about the Church. They asked a lot of questions and at the end of the visit they wanted all the information they could get so I gave 4 Book of Mormons. I met an old friend at our ward today, Glen Martin, he was visiting St.George and was wearing a mask. He was trying to get a Liver transplant but instead he got Cancer in his liver before he could get a transplant. He has 4 months to live. So so sad. It breaks my heart, he was a great teacher and administrator.. I also had a couple from California who were Catholics and they were teachers on a trip to South Dakota. He had a great great that was a Mormon. Great tour a lot was taught and I hope I helped them out.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
It has been a while since I wrote. A lot of things going on. Elder Watkins had a knee replaced and hasn't done very well. Elder Leishman had an accident and crushed a vertebrae, Darolyne had to have shots in her back and I had cataract surgery. All of that in one week. We are the walking wounded. And Elder Bowcutt and Sister Bowcutt are going home in a week with no replacements in view. Besides all that we are buying a home and selling our home. We will close on both transactions next week if everything goes right. We had a p day today and were able to box up a lot of things. We hope KC, Joey and Jim's kids will come down here next Saturday to move us. On the missionary front we have been working except for the day I had surgery, which they did with a laser, quite the deal.. There are a lot of youth groups coming through the sites so we all have been very busy. Darolyne gave a Book of Mormon to a lady from Florida. Elder Clark who is buying our home told me when he walked in our house he had a dream about this house and he wanted to buy it. He thinks it is very providential that he is buying our house. So do I. We got our date of release it is October 8, 2014. Well I hope and pray that all goes well this week.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
A Sunday morning at the Visitor Center I had over 120 visitors by noon. Team missionaries at the Center this morning had a lot of successes including giving a Book of Mormon to a lady from Iran and a lady from China. I had a long conversation with a man from Minnesota here to climb in the Canyons he had been out here before and had a Book of Mormon. He loves Utah says the people here are the nicest he has ever met. He wants to go back home and read the Book of Mormon. Our leader Elder Watkins is getting his knee replaced in the morning.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Yesterday we gave out 3 Book of Mormons Darolyne gave one to a lady from Las Vegas and I gave one to a couple from my old home town of Redmond, Washington. Then Darolyne and Sister Leishman teamed up to give out a book to a couple who came in to the Tabernacle and didn't want to hear anything about religion then they bickered about the Mormon Church, they had been reading Mormonism for Dummies. At the end of the tour the lady wanted all the information we had about the Church. It is interesting how people come to fight come to dispute come to tear us down only to be touched by the spirit and in the end seek to know more. We are in the middle of trying to get our stuff, yes stuff packed and getting ready to move. The Lord continues to bless us with all we need to do. It was a good day at Brighams today a lot of visitors. I had a couple from Germany. The man grew up in Eastern Germany under communist rule and therefore had no religion his wife was a Protestant from West Germany. They were a really nice couple and had no idea about Mormonism. I hope I planted some seeds.