Monday, June 27, 2011

We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet

LDS Girl's Camp Dedication
Saturday was a long day. We left before 6:00 am to go to the dedication of the Thomas S. Monson girl's camp. It took about 3 hours to get there (arriving about 9 am) so we could use the van to shuttle drivers between the parking area and the ceremony. (We didn't have authorization to drive the van so we just waited). It is a beautiful camp on a lake. It was a rainy day so umbrellas were abundant. It stopped raining before President Monson started speaking. After the dedication we waited around (shuttling) for a few hours. It was an interesting experience.
Elder and Sister Wheeler on the lake
The lake

Waiting in the rain

President Monson tells of his scouting days

Sisters Wheeler, Mayo, Bolin, and Dodge

Now back to the first of the week. Monday after laundry and shopping we visited Edwards Gardens, just up the road from us. It is a beautiful site to get away from the city for some peace and quiet.
Stream in Edwards Garden

Edwards Garden

On Thursday we had a zone temple day. There were 21 missionaries. We were the only senior couple that went. We had the opportunity to be the witness couple. After the session we all went to the Mandarin (a Chinese buffet). Yes, I found something to eat.
Zone 300 at the Toronto Temple

Sister Wheeler at the Mandarin
Elder Te'o, our zone leader, went in for surgery following our zone meeting on Wednesday. We visited him at the hospital (we called it the sanitorium) on Friday and took him back to his apartment on Sunday.

Elder Te'o recovering from surgery
The church had the parking lot resurfaced this week. We usually park on it when we visit the mission office. After it was dry we parked on it again, but when we were ready to leave we noticed it was blocked off because of the newly painted arrows. Believe it or not,Sister Wheeler had the courage to move some of the cones so we could escape. Watch out for the mounties :-)

Sunday was a busy day. As we mentioned, we picked up Elder Te'o and took him back to his apartment. Some of the elders had a baptism planned for Sunday, but he didn't show up for church and didn't answer his phone so Elder Wheeler took them to his house - not at home. He finally called and told the elders he was in Montreal responding to an emergency. Both Luiz and Isabel were at church today. We didn't have a gospel principles class scheduled so Elder Wheeler gave one on prayer.

It's been a busy week, but next week looks even busier.

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