Monday, December 28, 2015

079 Tuesday to Tuesday (Oct. 21-27, 2015)

So in my reading in Enos, I was struck by the fact that after Enos prayed for forgiveness, not only for himself but for his family and then the Lamanites, he got up and went to work to make it happen. I think that when most of us think about Enos, we see only the part where he prayed. We do not remember that his prayers were followed by work to make it happen. That’s the way in life also. After we pray for blessings, we have to get up and make those blessings happen. Enos set a beautiful example for us to follow.

This is the week for transfers, but almost as exciting is that we celebrated the birth of our beautiful granddaughter (and the second of our grandbabies to enter Young Women), Miss Kennedy. It is incredible that she is 12. So poised yet crazy. She is fun to talk to on the phone of skype with because she is usually in the background dancing and making faces. She had a great birthday, or so she told us, and she is ready for YWs.
Cute little young woman. Growing up so fast!
 That night we saw the Big Hero 6 with Dave and Virginia Armstrong. Dave doesn’t care for cartoons, but Virginia liked it. Craig said it was his favorite movie.

We went to the Temple on Thursday. We love being able to go each week and take family names. It makes it so much more real, and I usually know something about each sister. The more work we help others with, the more the Lord blesses us with finding our own names.
Some days I look balder than others.  haha
On Friday, I had to proctor a test again. We go to the genealogy library which is closed on Friday so it is usually quiet. Thank goodness this sister is really smart and works hard to do well.

I got my flu shot that afternoon, but Craig could not take it this year because the doctor’s office did not stock his vaccine (one that is not cultured with eggs). We aren’t too worried about it though.

That evening we devoted to doing nothing. That’s really nice.

On Saturday, we had planned to go to the Milwaukee Library for the Day of the Dead. Our friend, Margarette, was teaching several classes. However, we got online to read about it and found out it is for children. So we decided to head out and do some visiting of the countryside. It is amazing what we can see when just riding around. 
We had a great Sunday. We always sit with the Armstrongs, so we save them seats. Now that we have Meta Thompson in our Pathway class, she has become a good friend so she sits with us also. It is nice not to have to sit by ourselves. That evening we wanted to go to Port Washington for a fireside, but it was too late for us to get back. It is nice that most Sundays we get

On Monday, we had breakfast at the Mission Home for the Barleys. All the senior missionaries came, and it was really touching. President Cutler wanted them to leave later in the day so they could feed them dinner. Elder Barley told him they didn’t want to stay around all day, and they wanted to get on the road (can’t blame them for that). They were leaving Milwaukee and heading to Kansas to visit her mother and then on out to Utah. We are going to miss that couple. We hope that when we get to Utah, we can continue our friendship.

Tuesday saw us back with our usual district meeting. We have a new district leader from Canada. We have been working with him for a while, and he has a brand new missionary. He is Elder Tunstal, and the greenie is Elder Smith. Elder Tunstal is not very confident in his teaching, and it appears that other missionaries may not be close to him. We can tell that he wants to do what is right, but sometimes, I think others can get him to change his mind when he shouldn’t.

Here we are at the end of October. We find ourselves beginning to count down to our leaving. Almost 5 complete months left. I guess now that the festivals are over, we are getting somewhat homesick.

Our scripture of the month:

3 Nephi 9:14
“Yea verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. 
Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will 
come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me.”

Elder and Sister Lenhard

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