Wednesday, February 26, 2014

District Meeting

Today was our first district meeting with our new people and Elder Chambers as the new district leader. He did a great job - and he didn't even have to resort to any scout songs to keep our attention!!! haha
 Welcome Elder Anderson, Sister Jacobson, and Elder Clare.

Dinner & the Temple

Time to report on our extra curricular activities for the week. Friday evening was spent in Muncie where we enjoyed dinner with the senior couples serving in the northern part of the mission. After a delicious Italian meal, we continued the 'get together' at the Ball State Institute for more visiting and dessert. Thanks to the Tippetts for making the arrangements. (Ball State was founded in 1917 by the Ball brothers who make the Ball canning jars. There are over 21,000 students enrolled.The institute building is a cute little house just off campus with about 50 LDS students. Elder and Sister Tippets live in a little Hobbit Hole in the back! haha)
Elder & Sister Tippetts with Elder & Sister Ulrich

Elder & Sister McClellan with Elder & Sister Walker

Our stake temple day was Saturday. We met the buses in Fort Wayne for the three hour ride to the Chicago Temple. We were able to do two sessions before reloading the buses for the three hour ride back home. We had a great time and enjoyed getting to know more people in the stake. 
Our little group from Angola - Sister Mac, Sister Martin, Brother & Sister Ball and Elder Mac.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A 'Scary' Happened on the Way to Transfers

Fortunately no one was hurt, but we DID lose Elder and Sister Hereth's car and Elder McFarland's beloved bike. Icy roads made for a very treacherous trip to Centerville, Ohio. The Hereths and Elders Chambers and McFarland came out of the roll over without even a scratch. The Lord truly watches over His missionaries. I think it was worse for us because we were following and witnessed the whole thing! The Elders were snatched up by the Zone Leaders and taken to transfers in time. After addressing the needs of the Hereths, we, too, made it to transfers (just in time to pick up our new elder, turn around and come back home!) 

Oh, Elder McFarland, how we will miss you!!!!!
(And our dear Sister Rolfe, too!!!!)
What a treat to get to visit with Elder and Sister Little from Morgan.

Welcome to Angola Elder Clare! We are excited to get to know you and work with you up here in the 'Promised Land'.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Muito Obrigado' Elder Allred

Our dear Elder Allred finally got his visa to Brazil. We couldn't let him leave without one final district dinner in his honor. In hopes of helping him get acclimated to the Brazilian cuisine, we served up feijoada (rice and beans). We wish him well in his new adventure but will miss him terribly in Angola. We was a wonderful missionary! 'Boa sorte' in Curitiba, Elder Allred. We love you!!! 

May "God be with you till we meet again."

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Birthday to Sister Mac

I shouldn't be this old. I don't feel this old. Maybe it's because I spend most of my time with 18-21 year olds. is once again February 13th, so.....time to celebrate being another year older and another year wiser. (Elder Allred said that I don't look all that excited about my birthday. Haha)

Celebrating "Pizza Pizza" with Sister Pettit.

Teachings, Meetings, Eatings, and Outings

When we're not out teaching, it seems that our days are filled with meetings, generally followed by lunch at some "exciting place". Our meetings are generally held in Fort Wayne - about 40 miles from Angola. That's Angola, Indiana. (It's 7,396 miles from the Angola in Africa!!) Anyway, last week took us to a Zone Meeting followed by some "good eats". My least favorite part of the meeting is the role playing. The young-ins seem to love it, however, and they do it very well. 

Congratulations to Laura, Kendallville's most recent convert. And welcome back Sister Fox.

Our P-day field trip took us back to Fort Wayne and Costco. Our little District had a great time reliving pre-mission days roaming the aisles and tasting the samples.

 After our personal interviews with President and Sister Porter yesterday, we once again took advantage of one of the many restaurants in Fort Wayne. I know it seems that all we ever do is eat, but we really DO do mission stuff. We just happen to have a really great little district and we enjoy our time together AND we spend a lot of bonding time in the cars on these many trips to Fort Wayne and beyond so we are getting to know each other VERY well! The sisters ride with us and the elders fill up the other car off we go.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Random Shots Of Our Favorite Ohio Cincinnati Missionaries (in Indiana!)

They bring smiles to our faces and keep us young.They know who they are and where they are going. 
Wish the whole world was filled with these kind of people!!! 

The Elders said that their tummies were rumblin' so....Steak 'n Shake here we come.

Will this winter ever end?!??