Sunday, June 21, 2015

058 Tuesday to Tuesday (May 27—June 2, 2015)

The last of May has come and gone. Way too fast. I was reading in Jacob 7:26 where Jacob has grown old and he is reflecting on having kept the record on the plates. He finishes his writing declaring that he’s done the best he can, and “the time has passed away with us, and also our lives have passed away like as it were unto us a dream.” That’s the way I feel, the time is passing us by and we look back as if it were a dream, wondering how it could get away from us without us realizing it until we look back. When I compare my time on this earth relative to a hundred years, I realize I am over half-way there (3/5’s to be more exact). Yet, this is but a short time in the eternities.

On the 27th of May, we went for Zone training to the Elkhorn building. It was a nice building (we had been there before), and we enjoyed meeting with the Elders. We went to talk about the Pathway program to the Elders and how to encourage them to go out and talk to their inactives, prospective Elders, and others who want to go back to college. We are pushing the program big time. We were supposed to have 15 minutes during lunch, but President Cutler forgot and then when we started talking, he interrupted us and cut us off.  Hahaha  Wow, talk about getting our words out. He finished explaining the program and started getting the Elders out of the gym and back to their meeting. We didn’t see any reason to hang around and had a meeting with Denise later that afternoon so decided to go home. It wasn’t until we got home that Denise texted us that she could not meet. It’s becoming a pattern.

The next day we got to go to the gym, and then prepared some things for the Pathway program and for the Polish Festival. Pathway that night was an interesting program, and these students are really getting into the writing.

On Friday, we had missionaries in the genealogy library again, teaching them the basics of Family Search so they could help us at Polish Festival. All of them have their own accounts, but they have never really paid much attention to them. It is interesting to listen to them as they explored their family trees to see who their relatives were and what they could find out about those relatives.

We were off to the Milwaukee Genealogical Society meeting downtown to talk about the German Festival coming up. We were a little early so we had time to ask where the meeting would be held. Unfortunately, it was the week before. Don’t I hate it when that happens. Haha

The next day was rainy, rainy, rainy, and cold. We had lunch downtown with Cyndi Duran and the missionaries. She had an investigator, Janice Price, there. Cyndi is a fabulous missionary. Everyone she meets, she invites to Church or to talk with the missionaries. Janice is a unique person. She cleans the building where Cyndi works. We had a great lunch with them, and Janice has a lot of questions. She has a felony on her record, and she may not be able to get baptized until she has that cleared up.

Sunday found us back at Parkway. Sometimes I feel we don’t really have a home unit. I don’t know many of the Sisters, and they don’t know me. It just isn’t the same as having my own ward. But, they are good women, and there are some really good leaders among them. There are also some really good teachers, and I could listen to them all day long.

On Monday, we had to go to Jane Orne’s home to do some finalizing of the plans for the festival. It looks like everything is set. We will spend a morning cutting some sheets apart as handouts. Jane has to copy them first. The video is ready, we even have a new monitor to show it on.

Tuesday morning, Craig had an appointment with a dermatologist. He had two really ugly places on his back that I saw one morning several weeks back. I had never noticed them before, and they concerned both of us. Dr. Lefeber was really a good doctor. He reassured us that the places where fine. He did remove two spots on his left hand, but other than that it was all good. He told Craig to go back to Head and Shoulders for his dandruff and dry skin. He had quit using that years ago because it had dried his skin out. The doctor said the reason he had dandruff like he does is because his skin is oily. We just looked at him. He was not afraid to talk about is faith, and his reliance on the Lord. It is so refreshing to find someone like that in today’s world.

That afternoon we had to go pick Victor up from work because he was not feeling good. We missed our District Meeting because of it. We are really glad we can help him, but worry for the time when we will no longer be around to do things like this for him.

Our scripture for June is Doctrine and Covenants 59:9-10 -
          And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt
          go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day;
          For verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy
          Devotions unto the Most High;

Elder and Sister Lenhard

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