Friday, December 23, 2011
We love being with the missionaries! We were able to attend a District Meeting as the missionaries together studied the Atonement of Jesus Christ and applied what they learned in what we call ‘real play’ or applying the principles in a practice with ‘real’ people they are teaching. And as you can see, the missionaries enjoy being together. This district knowing that transfers coming this week the day after Christmas will change their numbers decided to take photos.
Winnipesaukee, Pigwacket, Amoskeag—the names go on and on. The rich Native American heritage of New England lives principally in the names and reminders such as this monument in Opechee Park, Laconia, New Hampshire.
monument honoring the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for their country. This monument erected in 1882 in Auburn, Maine celebrates Civil War heroes.We appreciate the reminders of those who continue to support freedom.
Androscoggin River Falls in Lewiston, Maine once vibrant with aquatic life became polluted from factory waste.Today it is being reclaimed though it is still tainted with mercury and dioxins.
In an object lesson for President Wilkey in talking to the youth, he referenced 1 Nephi 15:27 the
water which my father saw was filthiness;and so much was his mind swallowed up in other things that he beheld not the filthiness of the water. He asked simply,“Are you filling your minds, your hearts, your lives with so much good that you will not pay heed to the filthiness? And if you have become polluted, are you doing all you can do –and allowing the healing of the Atonement—to again to become clean again?"
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
James 5:14 “ Is there any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him,anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
Wednesday night, interviews and meetings ended at 7 pm, two hours away from Williston and our hotel but it was there in So. Royalton that diarrhea struck Dad-Dave. With a vengeance. Two stops later we arrived and he settled orrather unsettled for a long napless night. Frequent bathroom visits and his stomach gnawing at him. At 6 am I awakened again. He simply said, “ I’m too sick and can’t possibly be ready for another set of interviews at 8:30 am.” We prayed—always a good idea—and he said in short, I’ll do what you want me to do dear Lord, but I’m miserable. Promptly he went into the bathroom and got rid of the horrible nausea and everything he had eaten that had not already
made its exit. Now thoroughly rung out and 45 minutes later, he decided we’d go to interviews a half hour late. Arriving he received a blessing. Twelve hours, 18 interviews, a meeting with the zone leaders and with the stake presidency and a lesson with two young men later, we returned to the hotel. Now that’s a MIRACLE!
through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
But nothing could be more unique than the décor in the front yard of a home
in the neighbor hood!!! Maybe it’s in memory of Vermont Cabot Cheese or Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.