If I want to be happy, all I have to do is go sit in my new cubby closet I designed for missionary pamphlets and missionary supplies. The cubbies are on both sides of the room. This is the same closet where the elders used to store their suits, before we had the mold disaster several months ago, when the air conditioner drain backed up and ruined over a hundred new suits! I drew a plan up for FM to redo the room, got it approved, cleaned up and recently finished. I now can easily see what we need to order, and every item has its own cubby! For an OCD organized person this is heaven on earth!
Thursday we said goodbye to Elder Bybee, and Friday we sent Elder Scanlan home. His father was one of the guards shot in California last week. We love these missionaries, and it
|Brent, Elder Scanlan and Patty|
Last week we got a nurse - YEAH! When a missionary called this week and said, "Sister Ellsworth, my companion has this strange thing growing on his back," I was more than happy to say, "Elder, let me transfer you to Sister Barnes. Sister Barnes is highly qualified, and a no nonsense lady. The missionaries are in good hands.
My work at the Victim Support Center is going well. I have several ladies from my ward who have volunteered to help, which has take a lot of pressure off of me. It will also give me a chance to get to know them to see who is committed enough to take over when I leave. When I look at these beautiful children
in the shelter, it breaks my heart to know that each one of them has suffered abuse in their young lives. I am grateful that there is a just God who will dish out justice to the perpetrators of violence and abuse against innocent people around the world; in the end they will pay the price for these heinous deeds.
On a little lighter note, we had a great week-end. Friday night the Seniors visited the Tree House resort for dinner. We were able to tour the house in the photo. There are two tree houses built inside Banyan trees, and they are really unique. The dinner was on on outside patio overlooking the ocean, and as we ate we watched a thunder storm roll in. This resort is pretty
|Brent, the Foleys and Starkes enjoying the beach|
Saturday afternoon several couples enjoyed the "Return to Paradise" resort where we visited, swam, snorkeled, read and had a crab race. Reed Best had collected several small sand crabs and we put them on one of the blue lounges and then rooted for our favorite crab to be the first to fall off. It doesn't take much to entertain us. The entrance fee was $30 WST that included a voucher for $30 WST at the restaurant, so it was a great deal.
My Scripture this week is one of my favorite. It is an assurance that God will make everything right in the end. I understand how people doubt the existence of God, when they see all of the suffering in the world. However, the Lord has promised it will all be made right in the end. D&C 21:1-8
" O God, where art thou? And where is the pavilion that covereth thy hiding place?