Don had the opportunity to teach our Ward Seminary class, Monday morning with our young men and young women. Two young men are getting ready to serve missions soon.
Monday, October 14th was Thanksgiving Day her in Canada. We were invited to two homes to celebrate their Thanksgiving dinners. Bishop Dale Guenther and his wife, Shirley on Sunday, Emily's birthday and Monday the 14th to Sister Lyn Smith's home. The food was quite similar to our traditional Thanksgiving dinner, except they both served brussel sprouts!
Fun things outside of missionary work included the visit of our son, Spencer, his wife Kimberly and their little one, McKay. We celebrated McKay's 1st birthday and Emily's birthday as well. See pictures below. A day in Vancouver with the kids, pictures of a train show here in Chilliwack and Birthday celebrations for McKay and Emily at a favorite British sweet shop called Dicken's Sweets and a museum there as well of English memorabilia as well. Lot's of fun.
|Table setting for McKay;s 1st Birthday|
|McKay with his Birthday presents|
|A really Cool Dude/Birthday present|
|Nice Yellow shirt and warm sweatshirt for birthday|
|Emily opening birthday package|
|Pretty Canadian Maple Leaf necklace from Spencer & Kimberly|
|Bringing McKay's birthday cupcakes|
|McKay checking out his cupcakes|
|He was really enjoying the cupcake, smearing it all over the table|
|Entering the park for the Train Show|
|A volunteer conductor at the Train show|
|Grandma and McKay watching the trains|
|Grandpa showing McKay a wood train set we bought for him|
|Grandpa and McKay watching the trains|
|Kimberly, Spencer and Grandma with McKay at train show|
Getting back to Missionary work
|Elders in our District, 2 on left are 2nd Ward - 2 in middle are 1st Ward|
On the left are some pictures of young Elders and Sister Missionaries we are working with currently, taken in District and Coordination meetings. We enjoy working with these young missionaries. They are a great spiritual strength to the work and fun to be around.
|District Meeting Elder Pont leader, Bradley, Alden & Butler|
|Coordination Meeting with Sisters Dockstader & Struempler,||Bro. Calling & Bishop Guenther in back|
Part of missionary work is to help people with packing and moving. At the end of October that's just what we did. With 3 trucks and a trailer and eight of us helping, we got Sister Lyn Smith moved from a city called Hope, B.C. to a city called Agassiz, B.C. Sister Neese and Sister Lyn Smith packing up her garage
|Helping Lyn Smith pack boxes for moving to another home|
|Lyn would hate us for posting this picture of her.|