Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
|Once a year we wear these shirts!|
|Melissa writing Melissa|
|Emily, Serena, and Rachel|
Also on Friday, we were able to serve lunch to the Elders at the stake center where they were holding a zone conference. The mom’s of missionaries from our ward were asked to do it. One remarkable sister in the ward was in charge and organized it all. All I had to do was put stuff in my crock pot the day before and cook some rice. It was a build-you- own-burrito and was well received by all those hungry Elders (about 60). The girls helped serve at the buffet table. It was fun. There was a young lady (she was about 17) that showed up at the stake center and wanted to know what was going on and if she could help. Of course we put her to work. Jess and Mel had a good time visiting with her- and they sat with the sister missionaries to eat. It turns out she wasn’t a member, but likes to volunteer. She lives in the neighborhood and felt ok about coming by the church because the elders had tracked into her house the week before. Of course the sisters were eager to talk with her during lunch and got her address for further discussions! After the meal was over the elders asked us all from the kitchen to come into the cultural hall and had us stand up front by the stage. They had us introduce ourselves and tell us where our sons were serving then they sang us a couple of songs- Army of Helaman- with the words changed as a thank you- and As I have Loved You. Then they all came and shook our hands and thanked us personally. It was really touching, and wonderful to be able to serve them. Of course we thought of our own missionary eating burritos in Brazil, and hoped the members were watching over and taking care of him too. It was nice.