Friday we were able to meet with our Mandarin speaking missionaries to discuss the work and help them, and that was a good meeting. And then later that afternoon we were able to take a little p-day for a few hours and we went to Glenmoor Park. It is right by Glenmoor Reservoir in Calgary, and the Thorleys had told us it had great trails to walk on, so we went to check it out. Once we got there and got walking on the trails, we wished we had our bikes! Because it had great paved trails for biking all the way around the reservoir--it was beautiful, and relaxing. We enjoyed a long walk outside--we love getting outside because we feel like we are inside 95% of the time! And then we went to catch a bite to eat before going home. We are trying to be better at taking a p-day or afternoon. We have figured that once a transfer we can get one in, and it is the day after transfers are over. So, we are aiming for that! We don't know how any mission president gets a p-day once a week.
We have loved getting pictures of our new little grandson Jake--it has helped with the little bit of heartache I've had in not being able to be there to snuggle him.
Saturday and Sunday we participated in the Fish Creek Stake Conference which was really good and Sunday afternoon we began planning for our upcoming MLC on Wednesday and our Zone Conferences coming up the middle of July. There's always something to plan for!
Today we were able to attend district meetings in the Calgary West zone, Steve went to one and I went to another. In these meetings we had all read a talk on the atonement by President Faust and came prepared to discuss it. As always, I love to hear the insights of the missionaries as they learn more about the Savior and His atonement. We love being in meetings with them--they are so inspiring. They truly are disciples of Christ and we are so grateful for their decision to serve missions.
|Our sweet little Jake surrounded by big brothers Sam & Drew and Mom & Dad|
|At the temple with our departing missionaries|
|Elders Stringam & Assily taking selfies with my phone while at the airport waiting for new missionaries|
|Our new missionaries|
|District meeting in the West Zone|
|My friend Jackie came up on her motorcycle (with friends) and stopped to see us!|