|Gillette's Farewell Party (Rusty is next to me in the|
red shirt, and Cindly is kneeling in front of him)
|Our Cute Primary Class|
fondly. I would often see Rusty in the welding shop at 6:00 am, helping young men who wanted to learn how to weld. Cindy went regularly to the Victim Support Center and taught the girls there how to sew. If you needed something done that involved a tool, Rusty and Cindy were there. Yesterday someone said they were afraid that Samoa might literally fall apart when they leave; I think that is a valid concern. They are dear friends and we will miss them terribly!
|Satiu's Pineapple Plantation in our front yard|
Owen: Is this your last Sunday?
Sis E.: No, Owen. We are here until December. I will let you know when it is our last Sunday.
Owen: Are you ever coming back?
Sis E: I'm not sure.
Owen: Will we ever see you again?
Sis E: If you come to Las Vegas on your mission, then we can see you.
Owen: Won't you be dead by then????
Hopefully in ten years I will still be chugging along. I am planning on living to be 100, and glad to say at this point I am feeling great. Brent and I are pretty much over our illnesses, with the exception of Brent's lingering cough.
|Papayas in our front yard|
Last week was relatively quiet with the Hannemanns attending a conference in Australia. I made some headway with my instruction manual for the new couple, and got caught up with other tasks that had been side lined. This upcoming week will not be so quiet with Missionary Leadership Conference (MLC) and getting several missionaries ready to depart. A couple of weeks ago we were released from being Senior Zone Leaders. After serving for over a year, it has been strange not to have to worry about FHEs, Senior Activities, and emailing updates, now all we have to do is show up. (And that is even optional) It will be really nice not to be in charge of Thanksgiving right before we go home, and not to worry about what to do for 200 + missionaries for Christmas. We gladly have passed the torch to the McBrides who will do a fabulous job.
My scripture this week comes from the New Testament in Mark 2:27-28:
"And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: