Spring appears to have sprung in St. Louis as evidenced by this beautiful forsythia

Sunday, March 5, 2017, our grandson Jaden's 2nd birthday

President and Sister Bateman invited all the Senior Missionaries in the Mission over for a pot luck dinner and Family Home Evening.  My best food awards go to Elder Gourley and his dutch oven potatoes and Sister Hair's variation of BYU mint brownies mmmm.  We also welcomed our new finance secretary, who arrived after a perilous trip through snow storms.

We also had our first tornado watch this last week.  Then the wind and hail came but no tornado in St Louis.  We are grateful for covered parking.

Dogwood tree near our apartment beginning to bloom

Our mission is ever changing in the car department.  We gathered drivers and traveled to pickup four new Chevy Malibu cars.  I am grateful for GPS and I love going over the big rivers.

Mission Leadership Council (MLC)

Friday was Mission Leadership Council.  I was in charge of feeding the missionaries.  Thank You Costco; the chicken pot pie was a hit.  George spoke on his favorite subject. . cars (not).

The Temple is right next to the Baptist University--leading some to
conclude it's part of its campus

We enjoyed attending the Temple Saturday.  It is now closed for two weeks.  Later we attended a baptism.  We loved talking to our old Mission President and his Wife and wonderful friends, the Ferrins.  They are serving as Director of the Visitors Center at the Washington D.C. Temple and having a wonderful time. 


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