We also held the first Elders Quorum presidency meeting since the formation of the branch. We only have a short time to figure out how an elders quorum should operate before it has to be reorganized.
Last week we had our service project which resulted in a front-page picture in one of the local newspapers.
|Brother Rowan on the front page of the paper|
|A stop along our Warkworth walk|
|District map project|
|Cars lined up for district meeting|
|The yard of finches at the birdhouse|
|Our own finches|
They go through half of the seed in a day
We had a new idea for our class on the "signs of the times". Normally classes focus on all the scary things that will come before the second coming of Christ. One of the signs is that the gospel will be preached in all the world. We did a little research on the internet about the growth of the church. Satan declared himself to Adam as the god of this world. As the gospel is spreading, there are fewer and fewer countries where Satan has full reign without the presence of the gospel. there are only 41 countries or territories that do not currently have the gospel present, and many of these are small islands or city states. Satan is loosing his reign over the world. We decided to use this as the focus of our lesson on preparing for the second coming.
|Sunlit trail in Ferris Park|
|Needler's Mill in Millbrook|
|Along the trail by Needler's Mill|
|Great blue heron in the millpond|
|Molson Mill in Port Hope|
|Pratt's Mill in Cobourg|
Saturday was district auxiliary training meeting in Kingston. Since Elder Wheeler is working with the elders quorum he was invited to go. Sister Wheeler was invited to attend with Sister Holt as if she were a counselor in the Relief Society. We rode with the Holts. Elder Wheeler was able to give the branch maps to President Davis who passed them out to each of the branch presidents. The Relief Society meeting was on the importance of being happy, which included yellow roses (why didn't they pass out Maple Leaf hockey tickets in the elder's session?)
|She's the "yellow rose in Kingston"|
|Plaque for the Canadian Mormons|
|Which kind of apples do we want?|
|Ferry to the peninsula.|
|On the ferry|
|We didn't take the horse ride|