On that Tuesday morning during interviews I received a call from Jordan's brother Tanner Stobbe, who is here in Canada on vacation, saying he had a package to deliver from our family. He didn't know that we were actually in Medicine Hat, where he was also staying. He was just hoping to connect with us at some point...when I told him we were in Medicine Hat at the Stake Center, he said he would drive over in 15 minutes and bring us our package! I was so excited!
|Our missionaries were also excited to see us get a package!|
|Our 'little box of sunshine' our girls sent|
We loved completing our interviews in Medicine Hat and then we drove to Lethbridge, which is a bigger city in Southern Alberta, to interview our missionaries there.
We love interviewing our missionaries because of the one on one time we get with them.
We also love going out teaching with them. In Lethbridge I was able to go out with the sisters and Steve went with the elders. It was my first experience with a big ol' dog! As I was walking to the home with Sisters Condie and Jones they said, "oh, you aren't allergic to dogs, are you? Because they have a big dog." Oh boy, did that put the fear in me. Anyone that knows me well, knows I'm a bit fearful of dogs--especially big ones. So, we went into the home and this HUGE out of control dog was jumping and growling and basically scaring me to death. We were there to teach Sam (a less active sister), but her boyfriend was also there...and I decided his role was to tame the dog. The sisters did a great job teaching..following the spirit and changing up what they were originally planning to teach. I just tried to add to their lesson. And I survived the dog--even though he would keep creeping closer to me until the owner would jerk him back!
Many towns in southern Alberta have pioneer heritage, and so many generations of LDS families live in them. They are great towns.
After completing our interviews in Raymond, we drove to Cardston to Elder Evanson's home. He is the Area Seventy for southern Alberta. He and his wife Jody hosted a BBQ for us and all the Stake Presidents in that area..there are 11 in all. They were such great people, and it was really fun to meet them all. It's nice to know them a little before Stake Conferences start next month. Once Stake Conferences begin in August, we are at a Stake Conference almost every weekend!