|It was almost like we were in the Philippines again! |
Flooding along the Mississippi after constant rainfall
Wow, what a week this has been. We have had torrential rain that started a week ago Saturday and finally stopped Friday. We have traveled hundreds of miles this week to attend three zone conferences across the mission: Springfield, Illinois, O'Fallon, Illinois and Columbia, Missouri. The good news it is always a pleasure to spend time with the missionaries. Another positive bit was it wasn't raining in Springfield or Columbia. It was nice to see a little blue sky and all the green foliage is such a welcome pleasure.
|Karen took this from the pulpit as she began here Zone Conference presentation :-)|
Friday the office Sisters and I helped with the luncheon for the Mission Leadership Council. Sister Slagle's Costco meal plan was a hit.
|Meeting together with the missionaries prior to car inspections|
Saturday we enjoyed a day in the temple and lunch out. I didn't even get drenched like I did a week earlier as I walked.
|We finally saw the arch as we drove to a Zone Conference--it's quite imposing|
Today we attended our branch meetings. I love this branch and the members. After one testimony, most of the congregation clapped. The spirit was strong. In the evening we attended a Temple worker devotional that included musical numbers by the Brett Family of Branson, MO.
|Lincoln home in Sprinfield, IL. We toured the home, which is ~80% original on the inside|