"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, May 14, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017

It has been a very busy but good week.  We enjoyed seminary and skyping with our children.  We spent time looking for items to use in my Primary Mothers Day craft next Sunday.  Elder Berger took the kids' pictures Sunday and after asking what their favorite colors were, I put the pictures in popsicle frames which they will decorate with beads, stickers and other decorations during sharing time next Sunday.

Tuesday, May 10, 2017

Elder Berger has had some kind of a bug which has wiped him out.  I got a flu shot a week ago and it seems to have worked, I have the flu. As they say here, he has been flat out.  He went to the doctor for an antibiotic after Seminary.

Wednesday, May 11, 2017

At 3:30 we picked up the elders and travelled to Kingstown (Kingstown is located out in the "Bush" about 90 minutes west uf here. There is no cell phone service anywhere near there.) to visit the Bateman family.  He joined the church 20 years ago and has been very inactive.  After a divorce, he married a nonmember and they have three young children.  He has three older children who are out of the home.

We talked to them about baptizing Nevaeh, who is ten years old.  Her dad said, "I think she needs to be more mature before she makes serious decisions."  I talked to him about the faith of children and the great value of  Primary.  Elder Berger challenged them to attend church.  The elders read a scripture and told Niveah about Nephi, the brass plates and going and doing what the Lord commanded.  They agreed to having the elders return to teach Nevaeh next week.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

It was very foggy and cold this morning but we still have the beautiful leaves.

Sister Berger is looking Angelic as usual.

By the time seminary was over, the sun had come out

Elder Berger is feeling better today.  He has been quite miserable.  We had District Training in person today as the elders were doing trade-offs.  The training was very good and we all participated and roll played teaching topics and dealing with challenges investigators have.  We had Elder Wang, from Shanghai, China.  He and his mother have been members for four years.  His father and grandparents are members of the communist party in China, how amazing.  We had Elder Mistura, from Verona, Italy and Elder Bruce from New Zealand and our cute Elder Childs from St. George.  What a wonderful spirit always accompanies worthy missionaries.

Elder Wang (rhymes with pong)

Our District Leader, Elder Mistura.

Sister Berger thinks she looks angry, but this is her "focused" look

Elder Bruce really looks to me like John Belushi, one of "the Blues Brothers"

Another bad selfie with our Elders.

Friday, May 12, 2017

After Seminary, where we talked about the Woman at the Well and the faith she obtained in Christ and how she shared that with the people in her village, we travelled to President and Sister Sully's home to do home teaching and have lunch with them.  We showed them the video of Elder Holland's conference talk "The Ministering of Angels" and had a lovely lunch of home made vegetable soup, Quiche, salad and a decadent dessert called gateau, pronounced ghetto.  It has layers of meringue with hazlenuts, melted cooking chocolate, whip cream and berries - delicious.

Saturday May 13
We Met the MacDonald family at the Chapel and rehearsed the Primary songs for Sunday with the children They are such a great family and the Children are so cute. They sing very well and they try so hard to please their Primary President, Sister Berger.

Jeremy MacDonald

Tessa MacDonald

Lucy MacDonald

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