|Mother's Day flowers from church|
|A big hug with all the hands from Andrea's family|
|Corn Chex - not labeled in French|
We got permission from the primary president to clean out the primary closet. Since she is helping her husband recover from open-heart surgery, she doesn't have time to do it herself. That gave us a good activity for Monday.
|Primary closet looking better|
|Sister Cheng, Fotheringham, and Wheeler|
|Mission mother, Sister Scott - always on the phone|
|Elder Germann and Henderson - tired APs|
|Sister Meng and Hurst join Sister Jungert|
|Poison ivy season is starting|
|This log would make a giant didjeridu|
Thursday gave us a chance to catch up on several members of the branch. We called Lisa to find out when we could meet her mother who lived in the same duplex (we had just learned that she was also a member of the branch). We learned that their house burned down on Monday. They didn't need any immediate assistance, but at least they know members of the church are asking about them. If we had not met Lisa earlier and got her new phone number we would not have been able to contact them at all.
We were informed that the city had a dedication service for a new splash pad that they installed in a city park. We decided it would be good to show a presence at the community activity, and sure enough, some of the members of the choir were also there and recognized us.
|The mayor and foundation officers at the dedication|
|The new splash pad in action|
|The skateboard (and bike) attraction in the park|
We hurried off to dinner with Doris and Eileen in Marmora. After dinner we passed by to see if we could finally meet Angel after many attempts. She is a delightful lady with three daughters. She is not interested in visits from the church (except maybe one a year), but said we could return before we end our mission.
|Angel with Sister Wheeler|
|The limestone quarry|
|Where do orphans eat breakfast? - The mushroom (were you stumped?)|
|Mary, Joan, and Sister Wheeler|
|Elder Wheeler with Asem|
|Beautiful art for those who can afford it|
|Our three new investigators?|
|The lake by the gallery|
Elder Wheeler is going senile. He was enthralled in listening to the Sunday School lesson when Sister Rowan came up and asked if he could give a primary lesson in case she couldn't get back from taking her husband home. Brother Rowan is still recovering from his heart surgery and attended sacrament meeting, but felt too tired to stay for the other meetings. He quickly read through the lesson and was ready to give it when Russ came looking for him. He was scheduled to give the priesthood lesson and forgot all about it. Fortunately, Sister Holt (C) was in primary with Sister Wheeler and was able to give the primary lesson with less preparation than Elder Wheeler had. Such is life on a mission.