"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 January 15, 2017
Monday, January 8, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

President Checketts asked us to help Elder Hut'ka with his English so the elders joined us at 3:00 today and we did our best.  They are such motivated and sweet elders.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Seminary this morning, with the theme a speech by Elder Russell M. Nelson to the youth of the Church, "the Millennial Generation" which had wonderful advice for any age group in the church and taught me about how similar the process is for the Brethren to gain inspiration and for we individuals in the church to receive personal revelation.

After, we had some errands to complete and then traveled to Ben Lomond to spend the afternoon and evening with Frank and Narelle Benesch.  Elder Berger went with Frank to visit members far away and Narelle and I window shopped in Glen Innes and prepared the evening meal along with feeding the chickens and ducks their daily treat of bread crumbs.  We took an appropriate movie and watched it after "tea", dinner during which an impressive lightning and rain storm leant quite an atmosphere to the movie.

This is the Glenn Innes Town Hall. It looks like it could be in Disneyland.

Sister Narelle Benesch in her kitchen. 

Benesch's Christmas decor that will shortly be put away for another year.

Frank Benesch and an inactive member named Frank Wheeler reading from the Book of Mormon.

Frank Wheeler's tepee that he built in his back yard. He is an interesting person.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

This morning we were asked to travel to Sister Styles home to administer to her husband.  He is suffering with cancer and other issues. We took the elders with us.  It was a lovely experience, they are sweet people.

Brother Styles (middle) with his brothers. 

This afternoon was Priesthood Preview for Joshua Smith, turning 12 next week.  We were able to have his nonmember mother attend which was wonderful.  Those involved in his Primary life and the new Young Men's President attended.  We had brownies and ice cream for refreshments.

 Putting on the armour of God with Joshua's face Ephesians 6:11-17

Gift for Josh Smith to remind him of the Priesthood that he will shortly receive.

Josh's Priesthood Preview.

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Brother Jeremy Hoffman, Josh's primary teacher the last four years

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Today was the continuation of what has been a rather hectic few days.  I taught CTR and then singing in sharing time. Brother Hoffman taught his last primary class and will move on to teach the teens in Sunday School.  Elder Berger taught his class and then we travelled to Tamworth to meet the Leisters and exchange our missionary car which has reached its limit of miles to exchange for a new one.  It is an hour and a half drive one way.  

Brother Hoffman and Primary

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