Showing posts from July, 2017
It's a record: St Louis hit 108 degrees yesterday.  The previous record of 107 degrees was set a few years ago on July 22, 1901.  We had a storm in the night and the temperature is only 90 degrees today with humidity of only 42%; a pretty nice day.

Last Sunday we were witness to the changing of the presidency of the Pagedale Branch.  In the twenty six year history a president has been called to serve from their home ward.  Our new president lives within the boundaries of the branch and is a wonderful man. There was a strong spirit present in the meeting and the news was exciting to the members.  Many of us believe the change will help move the branch forward in growth and acceptance.

Every six weeks major change comes to the Mission.  Many missionaries completed their missions and returned home.  Then come transfers; they are always exciting for the Elders and Sisters.  They enjoy meeting old acquaintances and leave with new companions.  It was a warm day.  This week we have had sev…
Our favorite day this week was Tuesday the 4th of July.  We didn't go into the office but of course, we were accessible.  We spent the morning at the St Louis Zoo.  Who has ever been to a zoo that doesn't charge an entrance fee?  Okay we paid $20 to park, but it was well worth it.  We enjoyed the bird sanctuary; it was actually from the 1904 world's fair.  I especially liked the bird with the blue bill, which he was using to woo the female. 

We liked seeing the hippopotamuses; three of them laying on top of each other trying to keep cool in water full of fish (that didn't seem to be afraid of the big beasts).  Hippos were my favorite when I was a kid.

Later we met up with our Missionary friends who came out the same day we did for lunch and dessert at the famous Ted Drewes custard shop.  We did choose the wrong one and ended up in kind of a iffy part of town, but we enjoyed the rich treat anyway.

Today George and I spoke at Sacrament meeting.  When George told his 99 year…
At Sacrament Meeting a young boy shared his testimony that included a list of the many things he is thankful for including his mamma who 'watches over him' and his brothers who 'watch out for him'.  When he finished, some people clapped.  We enjoy the Pagedale Branch and particularly fast & testimony meetings are wonderful--and today was no exception.

Yesterday we enjoyed our shift in the Temple.  George said as we left in the early afternoon (we had been there since before 6 am), "I wish I could live in the Temple".

Several days this week we were out of the office for part of the day.  We enjoyed having lunch with missionaries, visiting missionaries for one reason or another and checking out a few apartments.  The apartments we visited, the Elders knew how to clean.  I hope they cleaned because it is a nicer environment and not out of fear of Sister Mower!  Our theme in the mission has been over the last couple of months, if it doesn't belong to you…