Sister Wege, Sister Larsen & me
Beautiful interior of the Library of Congress
The Reading Room
The Library of Congress
Tuesday we started out our day picking up Linda to go with her on a visit to Thelma a sister who used to be her neighbor who is now living in a nursing home. We stopped to pick up a beautiful fall flowering plant to help brighten her room. When we arrived at the home, Thelma was in PT, and the staff said to go on down and visit her there. She was very excited to see us and so happy for our visit. We learned that another sister from the ward was also living there, so we went down to see Anna. She was in her bed, so we just stayed for a few minutes..she too was happy with our visit. It is such a joy to spend a few minutes with these sweet ladies and bring so much joy to their day.
We then picked up Karen (that I talked about last week) at to take her to several appointments. She was getting the several things taken care of that she needed to do since her husband left, to help provide the means to live..like assistance with her utilities, social security and such. We finally arrived home about . Long day, but very happy we could help Karen out.
We were invited to a birthday party for Doug Larsen ( the husband in the couple we have been doing things with on Monday's).. It was a taco dinner and we provided all the fillings for the taco's and the other couple, the Dickey's brought dessert. Doug was so appreciative of the dinner and for all of us coming to help celebrate his birthday.. fun day.
Wednesday morning at the
Thursday we picked up
Sue, me, Sharon & Sister Wege
On Friday we called on 15 sisters.. We got in to see many and I want to share just a few stories with you. When we arrived at the home of Lois, I knew that I recognized her from the temple where she works on Tues. & Weds. I worked on a different shift, but I used to see this sweet 85 year old many times as she was coming in for her shift as I was leaving. What a wonderful visit we had with her.. So happy when we can visit those who don't get out much. She is recuperating from pancreatic cancer surgery and the doctors have assured her that they got it all. A doctor here in the DC area has developed a procedure that is groundbreaking in this surgery.
Jinnah is a young sister in her mid twenties who is attending nursing school. She was so sweet when we arrived at her door.. She welcomed us in and we had a wonderful visit with her. She said that she was sorry she hadn't been to church, but she went to school all week and then had to work on the weekend. We asked her if she was reading her scriptures and she said that she did love reading them but they were stolen. We told her where she could get the kind she was looking for and after talking to her for a while asked if we could end our visit with a prayer and she said yes. Sister Wege asked her if she would give it and she said she would. Wow what a powerful spirit accompanied her beautiful prayer. I just loved our visit with Jinnah.
Kady was at work when we arrived at her apartment, but her grandmother invited us in. They are from
and she speaks very broken English. She was taking care of Kady's 3 adorable
children and they were all just getting out of the tub. So as she dressed each
one they would come and play with us.
Tsi Tsi is 5, Dylan is 3 and Su Su was 2. They loved it when I took their picture and
even Grama wanted to get in the pictures.. What a fun visit. Sierra Leone
Su Su, Grama, Tsi Tsi & Dylan
Fall is really here now in