This week on Monday we drove down to Calvert ward and visited with Tracey, she is the relief society president in that ward and I wanted to let her know I was being transferred and thank her for all her help while we were serving in the Calvert Ward. It was my last chance to see the
We then drove to Leonard Town in the Patuxent Ward and visited with Colleen, who is the RS President of that ward. Like Tracey, she has her eyes and ears out regarding all the sisters in her care. She is such a joy to be around and I just love to spend time with her and share our love and concern with those sisters we served while we were there. We asked about several of the sisters to see how they were doing.. happy to know most are doing great. The travel for the day was over 100 miles but such a fun day. I will really miss both of these wonderful sisters.. They are both wonderful examples of how to serve with compassion and love.
I was packing and trying to get everything done Tuesday, since Weds. we are at the temple all day and I wouldn't really have any time when I get home in the evening and the missionaries were coming over Thursday morning at to load me up for my move.
Everyone the same except Kristi Hoefferle
Our day at the temple was wonderful as usual.. I met two sisters from
Our first visit was with Cheryl, what a sweetheart. She is so enthusiastic about the scriptures and we had a wonderful visit with her. She is single, and dating a nice gentleman who she hopes to marry. He is somewhat interested in the church and she is working hard to get him to come to church more often. She went back to school as an adult and got her degree and now she is starting a new job as a college counselor at the local high school. What a fun visit.
Next we visited Iris. She is handicapped and lives in an assisted living complex. She was really fun to talk to and loved to tell us stories. She is from
Our last visit was with Nola.. What a joy she was. She is going back to school to get her GED, so she can start training to get her CNA.. She is such a happy go lucky person and was so much fun to visit with. She is active and loves attending church..
Gayle Harper & me
Saturday evening was the "Women's Broadcast" from SLC. We attended at the stake center, where they had an ice cream social before the broadcast.. What a wonderful evening, meeting so many new people and then being able to listen to such wonderful talks by the General Relief Society Board and the final message by President Eyring.. A long but very great day....
Sunday we attended church in the College Park Ward. This ward is filled with students who are here getting their education and their advanced degrees.. Met many more people today.. I know I am going to love the ward. We also serve in the White Oaks Ward and the Laurel Ward.. So we are very busy..
Sunday evening we attended the production of "The Atonement: An Oratorio".. It is an award winning oratorio (a mix of opera and a musical) by a local composer, Michael Turnblom, it tells the story of the Savoir and His appearance to His disciples following his resurrection. This was their premier performance.
Looking forward to next week and more adventures. . . . .