Thursday, June 18, 2009
Gloria and Robert "Doug" Craig of Bedford, standing on their front porch with a very Senior missionary. They were so happy that Linda's sister, Lois Cooley, out in Kingman, Arizona, was able to find Doug's son and put him in touch with his father after no contact for 24 years!
Doug is recovering from a quadruple by-pass and facing other serious health issues. He can't quite believe that a son he hasn't seen since the boy was 4 years of age (Now 28, with three children of his own) is flying out from Arizona to visit him next month.
Gloria tells everyone, "God sent Sister Chapman here to us so we could find Brandon."
President and Sister Thornock join with the missionaries of the Roanoke Zone to sing the Mission theme song, "Almost Heaven, West Virginia," to the dear women of the Relief Society who prepared the food for the mid-day meal.
Elder Soderstrom and Elder Shill, our fine District Leader' are standing next to them. Elder Soderstrom leaves us for another area of assignment on Transfer Day, June 17. We will miss him.