|Pres & Sister Holt, Sister David and Timma Holt (daughter of the other Holt family)|
|Bro David, Sis Anderson, Sister & Brother Holt, & Sister Wheeler|
|Lake Ontario Marina area in Brighton|
|The biggest "Toonie" in the world (Campbellford)|
|Island City Mill - Brockville|
|Passageway to the mill|
|Shepherd Mill "restaurant" - Brockville|
|Elder & Sister Firmage, Elder & Sister Wheeler, Sister & Elder Andersen|
|Elders Eatchel, Little, Decker, and Wooding|
|Dancers from Xin Jiang (home of our friend Rehan)|
|Sister Wheeler showing off her iceshoes|
|Elder Wheeler found accommodations for a nap|
|Trent River along the trail|
As we worked on the branch mission plan we learned a little more about the branch demographics. There are 67 members of record. Forty of them have been assigned home teachers which leaves 27 not being contacted. There are 10 Melchizedek Priesthood holders (out of 22 men), but only six are active. There eight sisters married to members, six married to nonmembers (all inactive), 21 single sisters. The branch council needs a second branch councilor, and executive secretary, and a branch mission leader. The reason for mentioning all this it to explain our Saturday.
We decided to make another "around the branch" trip on Saturday to see if we per chance could find some people home (which is very difficult during the week). We contacted 16 homes of people we were trying to meet. We started in Campbellford and went to Warkworth, Hastings, Norwood, Havelock, Marmora, Madoc, Stirling, and back to Campbellford (115 miles).
|Map of the Trent Hills Branch area|
Sunday has been a good day. We had the mayor of Trent Hills and his wife attend sacrament meeting today. He made a goal to visit all of the churches in Trent Hills and this week was our turn. We had district speakers today (like high council Sunday). They do it differently here. Brother Koerber, from the Trenton Branch, was the visitor. He had his wife, daughter, and son speak as well. We enjoy getting visitors. The Belleville sisters had invited us to attend a missionary fireside this week. We hadn't really planned on it, but decided we would take them up on their offer, so we drove down to Belleville. It was a nice fireside and we were able to help with the music. Their branch is a lot bigger than Trent Hills, but the turnout was modest. We were able to meet the other President Scott (the Belleville branch president).
|Refreshments following the Belleville fireside|
The fireside was very nice and there was a good spirit there. There were some testimonies of some new converts which we enjoyed hearing. It is amazing sometimes to realize that almost all of the people here did not grow up in the church. They joined the church later in their life. This is a good learning experience.