We are excited and getting ready to start teaching two
We had a great Sunday session of stake conference. It was all on the subject of prayer and it was just so inspiring. We took Sister Martin and her children with us. Sister Martin has only been a member for less than a year, but she was asked to speak. She gave a wonderful talk. President and Sister Johnson also talked. President Johnson talked about how all of us have fear (missionary or not) and the role of prayer and revelation in administering the affairs of all the missionaries. Sister Johnson talked about examples of the Savior praying and mentioned that her brother in law was just killed yesterday in a snow mobile accident. The stake president, President Peterson, gave great insight about what "real intent" means when we pray. He said it could mean "to take action steps". He then gave examples from the life of Nephi about the many times that he used action steps along with prayer to exercise his faith. His words were very powerful to us. As with most church meetings---"you just had to be there" to get the full effect of the spirit, but we hope that we will long remember the words and feelings that we experienced.
We had a great visit this week with Peter and his mom. Jim and the elders gave them both priesthood blessings since Peter just had surgery and his mom has many worries and stress. She isn't even a member of the church, but requested a blessing of
We had a spaghetti dinner with two sets of elders the other night and it was really good. It is fun to cook for them--- and we never have many leftovers! It fulfills a motherly need I have to feed people I guess, because I really do enjoy it. I have been pulling out a few old recipes and learning some new ones.
We also got a cute picture from Heather showing a brand new accomplishment for Brynlee. She learned to tie her shoes all by herself!!! She is in her second year of preschool and is getting very ready to go to
kindergarten next year. She keeps her whole family in line! We also heard that she and Jenna orchestrated a 'Valentines date' this year for Mike and Heather---- complete with hot tubbing, movie and popcorn on Valentines night. They did a very good and cute job of waiting hand and foot on the 'love birds'!