Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March Mission Fun

Here are some highlights and pictures since we wrote last

Friday March 7- We had Senior Missionary birthday party.  It was recently Sister Hiatt's birthday and Elder Halvorsen's so we wanted to have a get together to celebrate.  We put a pot roast and carrots and potatoes in the crock pot before we left for work and invited both couples over to our house for dinner. 
We also fixed a salad and rolls and Sister Halvorsen made a 4 layer Birthday cake. We had a fun evening together. 
Saturday  We had a nice sunny day today, so we did our laundry and shopping and then went for a walk over at Riverview park with the Hiatt's. There is a levee that you can walk on for miles. We did about 3 miles. It was so nice to get out.
That evening we went with the Hiatt's to the Louisville 4th ward to a dinner theater put on by the young women. It was called
"Women at the Well" and we really enjoyed it. The Hiatt's serve with missionaries both in Shawnee and the 4th ward, so that is why they were invited. The 4 Sister missionaries also participated in it.

Sunday We had another pot luck after church at the Shawnee branch.

Tuesday The Hiatt's picked us up after work and we went to a temple session. It was the Shawnee Branch temple night. This picture was taken that evening at the temple.
Friday March 14-I made mint topped brownies with green frosting to celebrate St. Patrick's day. There was a zone meeting at the church next door, so we had missionaries coming into the office and they enjoyed the treats.
Saturday morning we picked up a car full of branch members and the Hiatt's brought another car of branch members to the temple to do temple baptisms. We had to be there before 9:00 a.m. The Branch President and his counselor met us at the temple and the Branch President did all of the baptizing.  It was a great experience.  Afterwards we took everyone to McDonalds for breakfast/lunch.
That evening we attended the baptism of a great young man.  His mother attends our branch and he came for a few weeks and then started attending the YSA branch.  He was baptized in the YSA branch, so it was held in the church near our office.  He asked Jason to baptize him.  The picture of him is with the Shawnee elders and also the assistants who are assigned to the YSA branch. It all went well. The font wasn't filled enough when we started, so we watched some Mormon.org videos and had both talks first. 
Luckily, that happened, because his mom came late with 2 grandchildren and she was able to see him be baptized.  I had made cookies for refreshments.
 Sunday We picked up lots of members and had a good day at church. This is a picture of the missionaries now serving in our branch waiting to eat the dinner that we brought.  I went with Jason to drive people home so the missionaries had it all set up for us when we got back to the church.
 It started snowing as we left the building, so we were happy to head home and enjoyed staying there for the evening. There was snow everywhere on Monday.  However, the roads were clear.  We are still having cold weather!
Monday after work we picked up a lady that I visit teach and took her and her daughter out to dinner in honor of her upcoming birthday. 

We are excited that Angela is coming on Thursday and staying for the weekend. It will be fun to see her and show her what we do in Louisville. There is a  promise of good weather this weekend.  We are hoping that will be true!  We are certainly ready for Spring.

We love and miss you all and love to hear from you.

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