Monday was our service day at the church. We had three goals: 1) update the message board in front of the church, 2) Shuffle pictures in the church to create a more meaningful theme, and 3) sort through the VHS tapes in the library. The message board has passed through the winter with a Christmas message still on it. We decided to announce the General Conference broadcast. We created a plan for pictures in the church so they could be used for a gospel lesson as tours are given. It ended up that we only switched two pictures due to special mounting to fit the exact size of the pictures on the walls. We did manage to prune down the VHS video collection in the library and eliminated more than we kept. Doesn't anyone use DVDs today?
|Trent Hill Branch message board|
|Here we are with Elder and Sister Duncan|
|Portuguese elders: Amorim, Crane, de Moura, and Seabra|
|Sister Varley and Carroll with Sister Wheeler|
|Statue from our morning walk|
|Campbellford without snow|
|Bench along the river walk|
We did have dinner with President and Sister Holt in the evening. After dinner we called Jim McComb (the first counselor in the branch) and found him home. He is a single software programmer who doesn't get a lot of visitors. He is a bit of a loner. We had a delightful visit where he showed us around his orchards and house. It was probably the most important thing we could have done that day.
|Monument along the Trent River on the way to Havelock|
|Which bird is real?|
|Holt's home in Havelock (left hand side of the duplex)|
|Our new curtains|
|Caroll and Tim Shearon|
|Tin man in a field between Campbellford and Sama Park|
|Another tin man|
|The bedroom is ready for two small girls|
|Mural in Colborne on Rt 2|
|Beach in Cobourn|
|One small section of the store|
On the way back we stopped by the "Big Apple" a local tourist trap. They have space for many tour busses to get off and buy apple pies before they have a chance to taste them (the pies are OK but Sister Wheeler's pies are much better).
|We are a long ways from anywhere according to the signs|
|The Big Apple|
|The temple group at Swiss Chalet after the sessions|
|Barb Rogers and Walter Bland|
As we said, we had a busy week with multi-zone conference and a temple trip. We had two former investigators and a less-active member attend church, though we didn't do anything to cause it. If you ask do we love our mission we would have to say YES, because we do love the people we work with every day.