|View from our apartment window|
Other activities include cleaning out the closets in the chapel (an assignment given to us by the branch president) and homework (things we can do at home) - going through past reports, planning lessons, and reviewing Mormon Messages to present to people we visit. We guess we need to become more creative, since "missionary work" doesn't take up all of our time.
Now for the week:
Monday: after wash, we finally found a place where Sister Wheeler could get her hair cut. She has let it grow since we left Logan. We found a place around the corner from our apartment that only charged her $10 (the men's haircut rate) since it was so easy to cut. She feels a lot better. We needed to pick up some groceries, but decided to visit the Grattons who live nearby. This is a delightful family who has had a lot of health problems and not been able to attend church. Their daughter Cindy was visiting so we were able to visit with her. Cindy's daughter, Nicole, is a YSA we have met several times as we walk around Campbellford. We were able to get information needed to complete their membership records.
Tuesday: We arranged the furniture in the attic of the church. When the elders left Campbellford they stored all of the furniture from their apartment in the church attic. We arranged it so that it looks a lot more orderly. We then went to Sister Longmuir's house for dinner. She had a delicious rice dish for us. The members in Trent Hills know how to cook gluten-free, which is a real blessing.
|The attic living room|
|The attic kitchen (the logs are the nativity scene they had for Christmas)|
Thursday: Plenty of snow. We returned to the church to clean out the filing cabinet in the Young Women's room. Since we don't have a Young Women's program, there was not a lot to keep. We had fun singing with the community choir in the evening. We are finally getting the time right on when to be there.
Friday: Another snow day. We didn't have any place to go for a preparation day and our phone gave out on us so we couldn't make any contacts for visits. It was charged and it showed we were receiving signal but we couldn't call. We finally had to get out of the apartment so we returned to Ferris Park for a long walk. We needed it. Brother Holt (Campbellford) had a Brazilian foreign exchange student named João (John in English) in his art class. Elder Wheeler wrote a brief note introducing ourselves, hoping to meet him. We gave the note to Brother Holt to deliver. João sent us a text and we then called him and had a chance to talk to him on the phone. The phone was working again when we got back from our walk.
|Rabbit tracks in the snow|
|The stone wall|
|The eagle perch|
Saturday: Back to the church to clean out more filing cabinets. We got the content of two filing cabinets into one drawer. Maybe it will make the church building a lot better, we don't know. We went down a muddy road by the church to see where Russ Dishington lives (one of our new converts). We didn't plan on stopping, but he was outside so we were able to talk to him. His house is on the river which is convenient for his hobby, fishing. We enjoy his activity in the branch.
|Filing cabinet in the Young Women's room|
From the archives:
|Yard welcome sign|
|Another welcome sign|