Sunday, October 11, 2015

More Interviews, and visit to Waterton Park

Steve with some of our cute sister missionaries-
Sisters Tilley, Shields, Blake, Freeman, Lowe, Connors

Elders Einfeldt and Fullmer with all the sister's cameras

Elder Fullmer got my camera for a 'selfie' 
Cameron Falls

Lake Cameron

This trail goes right by Lake Cameron, and on the side was a cow moose with her calf standing in the water.

We have still been doing our interviews this past week--and this was the week where we traveled the most.  We have also been meeting with Stake Presidents after our interviews, so we have been going literally from sun up to sundown.  On Monday though, we did get a little respite because President Lybbert (from the Cardston Stake) and his wife Shannon wanted to take us to Waterton Park and discuss missionary work there instead of sitting in his office at the Stake Center.  We thought that sounded like a grand idea!  So we finished our meeting with President MacLennan in Lethbridge at 1:00, and then drove to Cardston where President and Sister Lybbert picked us up at 3:30 to go to Waterton Park.  Waterton is the Canadian side of Glacier National Park--so we have wanted to go see it but have never had the time.  Everyone has told us how beautiful it is, and it didn't let us down.
It was fun to go with the Lybbert's, too, because they know Waterton well, and so they could take us to many of the neat places.  It was a fun afternoon and evening with them.
After being in Cardston for interviews we left and drove to British Columbia to interview our missionaries there, and drove home late Wednesday evening.  Then Steve had a call from missionaries in Lethbridge where we had an elder really struggling, so he drove down to Lethbridge to help him.  He ended up bringing him back up to the mission home and got here about 3:30 in the morning.  We then had to begin all of our Calgary interviews starting Thursday--so we were a bit weary.  But we love the interviews and being with our missionaries.  Their testimonies are strong, and growing, and we are so proud of them.  We are so grateful to be able to serve with them.  Some of our newer ones are still homesick, but they are pushing through and trying to work hard.  When they sit with me and tell me about how homesick they are I tell them that the reason they are homesick is because there is love in their home and family, so that is a blessing.  And then I tell them to hang in there and stay busy and work hard, and it will eventually go away.  On Saturday one sister that had been especially homesick in the beginning told me that all of a sudden it was just gone!  She was so excited about that!  It was pretty cute.

Waterton Lake with the town of Waterton in the background

Found these celebrities at the lake- ha ha!
Another beautiful view of Waterton

1 comment:

  1. You guys are the best!! Those missionaries are sure lucky to have you :)