"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 23, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016

Seminary and then skyping with our children, the hilight of our week.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

We traveled to Glen Innes to see Sister Hidden.  The missionaries asked her to read the Book of Mormon which she hasn't read in many, many years and she has been doing it.  We enjoyed talking to her.  She is 80 years old and has a great mind.  We visited the craft store in Deepwater, Mr. Tumbles, in order for me to pick up additional primary gifts/visuals.  As we were only 30 minutes away from the border Elder Berger insisted we drive to and actually enter Queensland just to say we had visited Queensland..

Along the Emmaville road on our way to Deepwater, a slow pedestrian. It's a tortise.

Don't tell anyone that we are out of our area.

The entrance to Wallangarra, the state of Queensland

  Huge rock at the top of this hill on our way back from Deepwater

 Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sister Betz made cake, with candles, brought cookies and truffles to seminary for my birthday.  It was so sweet and I really appreciated it. After Seminary, we went and changed clothes and left for Coffs Harbour for Sheila's Birthday.

We left after Seminary for Coffs Harbor, checked in Pacific Bay Terrace and walked down to the beach.

Friday, Octoer 21, 2016

This is called Sandy Beach. Where is everyone?

I think that we are the only ones here. Amazing.

Sheila, on the rocks.

Yes, we love the ocean and can't seem to get enough of it 

It's OK, I can still see my companion.

I can't believe that we have this all to ourselves. It must be "Mormon Day" at the beach.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

We joined the Smith family at the Big Banana for breakfast.

Yes, we do the Tourist things.

 Elder Berger loved the mushrooms that were part of his breakfast.

This was a "Tasty Breakfast" including Toast, hashbrowns, tomatoes, eggs, bacon and delicious mushrooms. This kind of breakfast is hard to find here.

Eating Breakfast with Kristen, Brother and Sister Smith, and Joshua.

Later that day we went to the Jetty to have some fish and chips and Elder Berger looked like the Pied Piper as the seagulls tried to talk him into letting go of some of his chips.

This was not the "Flock" I expected to lead here in Australia.

A rare view to the sky from the rainforest.

A view from the top of the hill of the South Pacific Ocean.

We walked to Korona beach by our hotel and met a lizard on the path

We drove a little ways to Sandy Beach which we loved and even though it grew colder and windy, we enjoyed as long walk

The sun started to come out a little bit around noon.

Wind results in hair in mouth so my hood was a must

After we attended the Saturday evening session we joined the Elders and the Macdonald Family at Yogurt Land for delicious yogurts.

Michael and Kate MacDonald

Sunday, October 23, 2016

After a wonderful District Conference, the Coffs Harbor Relief Society fed us sandwiches and desserts and Elder Berger and I left for Armidale.  I couldn't resist once again, a picture of the glorious sky as we travelled the road.

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