Tuesday, July 28, 2015

062 Tuesday to Tuesday (June 24-30, 2015)

Still, some day maybe my ramblings will help me to remember what this time was all about.

Wednesday, 24th, I spent several hours making a spreadsheet and calling all those who are interested in Pathway. We were actually given a list of recommendations from the South Stake, but nothing from the North. That can really be sad, considering we have to have so many students in order to keep the program. We are continuing our FHEs with the Armstrongs. Sometimes we have a lesson prepared, and other times we just wing it. Virginia is asking some good questions. At one point the Sisters told them that when they die it will be harder for them to repent and get to Heaven (I believe that is the crux of the problem) if they haven’t accepted it in this life.

We were supposed to take Denise to court in the afternoon for her to have the social worker removed from her case. We think that she needs the social worker to continue to watch her with Timmy. However, Denise called us in the morning and told us that she wouldn’t need us to take her. We didn’t hear what happened at Court, so not sure what happened.

On the 25th, we were able to go to the Temple. It is a wonderful experience to be able to go do work for our family. I love finding the work for our ancestors and then carrying it through to do the work. Craig and I could never do it all. We love it when the kids ask to be able to take some names with them. I know this work is sacred, and our family will one day meet those for whom we are doing the work.
 After we got home, we had our yearly apartment picnic. When they throw a picnic, they bring in a caterer who knows how to make great food. Unfortunately, they waited until it was close to the time for us to go to Pathway before they started the food. We got a great plate and would have gone for seconds, but they were still serving some for the first time.

Friday, we went to Kenosha to help a family move. Tim and Jolene Carson were trying to move the small stuff before the Elder’s Quorem was coming in on Saturday to move the heavy stuff. Unfortunately, on Monday, Tim felt a searing pain behind his eye and had to go have emergency surgery for a detached retina. It is very painful surgery and afterwards Tim had to lay down completely and not hold his head up for anymore than it takes to go to the bathroom or get a drink of water. He could not see and had his eye patched. He was in a lot of pain, so Craig and I spent the entire day helping pack and move all we could. That afternoon a couple of other families showed up with trucks to help. Sometime in the middle of the afternoon, on the way up and down the stairs, my right knee (my good knee) began to hurt. The more I went up and down, the tighter it got and by the time we finished, I could hardly walk. Craig’s hip was bothering him, so he tried to minimize the movement. We didn’t leave until about 5:00. I will say the country down there is so beautiful. They used to live more in the country, but they moved closer to town because he works in Illinois, and the move cut down on his travel time.

                                             Beautiful land in Elkhorn

That Saturday we were hoping to have a p-day, but that didn’t work out. We had a genealogy meeting at the Milwaukee Library from ll:30-2. We had just enough time to get home and relax for a moment before eating and then heading to our Genealogy Library to help teach the Elders about using Family Search.  That night we had the Sisters come over to practice teaching. They are really good. We enjoyed being taught.

Sunday was busy as we attended both our Parkway Ward and the Milwaukee I Ward to one more time get their attention for Pathway. It was a long day, but a really good one. Our ward had a Brother who spoke about his conversion. His family was Catholic down to the toes, but he heard the Missionaries and gained a testimony. I sat next to Virginia, and she could not sit still. It was obvious that it was bothering her as her background is Catholicism.

On Monday, we did take a p-day in the afternoon and headed to the Kettle Moraine area to hike through the forest. We got lost and had to ask for help at the last to find the road to the trail area. We
This about sums up Campbellsport.

One of those small towns that is very picturesque!.

Wow, it was beautiful, so peaceful and except for the birds, so quiet. It is when we are out in beautiful country that we recognize the Lord’s hand in our world. We had a rough time finding the hiking trails, but it gave us some time to wander around the countryside. 

Visitor Center and Ice Age Center
Picture within a picture
Beautiful trail

Ice Age Center
Craig enjoying the trip

A cabin in the woods


After we left the Visitor's Center and trails, we started home, but we did a bit of exploring before leaving the area. We went through a town was no more than a couple of buildings called Dundee. Love the activities in this area.

Historic water wheel mill

 Tuesday was a pretty quiet day. We had District Meeting in the afternoon, so we spent that morning and evening working on our genealogy. I’m finding more families each day. I’m also trying to clean up the paperwork, and if I can, I want to get rid of all these papers I have where the information is now online.
It has been somewhat of a busy week. The first festival starts in a couple of weeks. We are in charge of it, so there is much to do.

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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