"Grand as it is, planet Earth is part of something even grander- that great plan of God. Simply summarized, the Earth was created that families might be." Elder Russell M. Nelson
Sunday, October 2, 2016

A couple of photos sent to us from last Friday's zone conference.

Monday, September 26, 2016

President and Sister Checketts were raised on a farm and had a small farm for their kids to work on in their early married life so he was eager for us to take him to the Benesch sheep farm for a couple of hours before they headed back to Sydney.

Elder Kelly with Sister Benesch

President & Sister Checketts with Brother Benesch

Ducks on the pond.

Checking out the Lamb's accomodations.

Having fun with the lambs.

Sister Benesch, Panda the lamb, and Sister Checkletts

Elder Kelly loves the lambs. We just found out that he has been transferred to the Sydney area. We will miss him and his sweet spirit.

I now know what a frolicing lamb is, these little lambs jumped and raced with each other

I always thought lambs said "Baa" but these lambs say "Maa"


Coco, the bird loves Brother Benesch even though he is Sister Benesh's bird.  He screams loud enough to give ear damage

President Checketts enjoyed this toy and some time to be free of the heavy responsibility of his calling I think

Sister Checketts, Brother Benesch and Coco the bird

Jesus said, "Feed my Lambs"

Big Tree

Wednesday, Septenber 28, 2016

It is magpie swooping season when the magpies eggs are hatching.  In my morning walks I pass some bushes next to the Catholic school and am attacked by a couple of the swoopers who must have nests in the bushes.  It does get my heart rate going!!

We visited a member who is in a mental health hospital dealing with all kinds of difficulties.  It is so hard to know how to help.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Today we drove to Coffs Harbor for a District Training meeting with President Alfred.  We discussed implimenting various self-reliance programs the church is introducing here including the home being the place to oversee and encourage education as well as the course Teaching in the Savior's Way which I taught last Sunday in our branch.  As always it was great to be with the two other senior couples, both of whom Elder Brown and Elder Swain serve as  Branch Presidents due to lack of priesthood in their areas.

The Big Banana is a popular, well-known spot in Coffs Harbor so we "had" to visit.  All kinds of treats with bananans, amusement/game areas for the kids and an opal shop.  Opals are the national gemstone in Australia.

Looking good in his Akubra hat

Left to right: President Alfred, Elder Brown and Elder Swain

Me, Sister Sully, our branch president's wife and Relief Society President, and Sister Swain, senior missionary from Port MacQuarrie

On our way home we stopped at Bellingen, a cute vacation town and walked through this store which has lots of Indian crafts and products

 Dorrigo is home to Dangars Falls, not the one by Armidale, Dangar

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Daylight savings changed and as it is spring here, we "sprung" ahead.  We were happy that one of the less active families who have not attended church for a year came today.  One of their children is one of my little primary girls that attended our primary girl activity last month and is excited to attend again next Monday.  She loves being at church and we are hoping her parents will carry through with regular attendance.

After breaking our fast with a delicious steak cooked by Elder Berger, and my preparing for tomorrow's seminary class we watched Red River, a classic John Wayne movie that was well worth watching.  It is so sad that the movies available today are so filled with profanity, disrespect for deity and immoral behavior.  None of that was present in this old movie and it was very entertaining.

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