Saturday, March 27, 2010
of Virginia the trees are budding out
in great profusion, announcing the
arrival of Springtime!
This is typical farm land scene
taken from the side of
the road in Goodview on our way from
a visit with Merle Dutton at Smith
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Our Vinton District met at the Vinton
Chapel on Wednesday, March 17, for
our regularly scheduled District
Meeting. We enjoyed a great spirit of brotherhood and love for the work! It is a sacred privilege to be associated with these excellent young men of the Church who serve here in this mission. Left to right they are:
Elder Hansen from Idaho, Elder Richards from Ogden, Utah, Elder Stanvich from Oregon, Elder Reed from Washington, Elder Liddiard from Elk Ridge, Utah and Elder Cowley, our District Leader (a distant relative of Matthew Cowley, a well-known Apostle of the Lord).
Elder Reed presented each of his fellow missionaries with a copy of a pencil sketch he made of the Savior. It was very well done. I should have taken a picture of it to post to this blog. He will be completing his 2-year mission and returning home this next week. So, we were all saying goodbye. He is such a fine elder. He is the one wearing the 4-leaf clover for St. Patrick's Day.
They all kidded me about forgetting to wear a green tie. I pulled out my green ball-point pen and stuck it in the breast pocket of my jacket ( a poor substitute).
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Did we say the snow had melted away?
Well, this is the scene today as we got ready to make a visit to one of our shut-in members. We had a very nice visit with brother and sister Hille at their mobile home on the east side of town. By the time we were ready to leave from their home the storm had really started to set in and we decided to postpone our drive up to Big Island to check on the Hancock family. They live on top of a rocky hill only accessible by a rutted gravel trail. Our Nissan Altima is a great road car, but is much too low slung for some of the off-road places our members reside, especially in stormy weather. So, we'll try them when things clear a little later in the week.
This picture was taken from the car window just before I completed this blog, up at the Welcome Center in Bedford, while the snow continued to come down.