|Elder Perry Helping A Member Fall a Tree!!!|
This week has been a fantastic week for us.
We were able to do a church service in a retirement home about an hour away from Napanee. Our investigator that lives two hours away from Napanee came to that service. As we greeted all the retired members of the home, their faces brightened as we shook their hands and our investigator seemed to have liked the service, also. We were able to celebrate his birthday! I think that that was the best part of my day.
|Elder Perry Playing it Cool!|
We were able to have another investigator come to church this week. I was excited to see her there. She came a little early, so we were able to explain a little about what went on during Sacrament Meeting. We talked to her about Prophets and the Organization of the Church. She looked like she enjoyed the service and it made us happy that she was having a good time. We were also able to teach her the Restoration this week and she understood. She is awesome.
|Elder Perry Gettin' Er' Done!|
We were able to help set up a Nativity Float and march in the parade handing out flyers as we went by, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. The little kids would be happy when we would wave to them and they would wave back. At the last minute, the lights stopped working on our float. We had no lights on our float but, it was good because one of our investigators husband could get really bad medical problems with all the lights. Apparently lots of lights and blinking lights causes seizures. He would have had to turn his head way from the floats, but when ours came by, he was able to see a blown up nativity on the back of a truck and look at our float so it all worked out. One of those Christmas Miracles!
|Advertising the Nativity Display on Our Branch Float!|
We had a Christmas Party and helped the branch set up for it. We were able to have our investigator, the one who came to church, come to the party. Her and her family had a great time. We think they had fun. During the Christmas party, they played a game where we all got little gifts. As the narrator said left or right, we had to pass the gifts to one another. We didn't expect to do anything with the gifts. We were just happy that our investigator came to the party and they were having a good time. But the branch wanted us to come anyway with something and my gift was a missionary approved movie night! YEA!
|My Goodies from our Branch Christmas Party!|
We have been setting up a Nativity Exhibit for the Town of Napanee. We have around 150 nativities that are on display. We converted our chapel into a display room. I will send pictures when it is all set up with the displays.
|Setting-Up For The Nativity Displays...|
We helped a member cut down a tree this week (see above pictures). The tree came up by the roots in a wind storm and blew over in an odd layout. He had a smaller chainsaw, but rented a bigger one because the tree was pretty big. Apparently, I was the “resident expert” to run “the big chainsaw” since I had so much experience doing all the wood cuts with our branch scouts (Thanks Bro. Jordan and The Vernonia Branch). I not only fell the tree, but cut the tree into big rounds. I thought it was pretty fun. I was a little scared because the tree got hung on another tree when I cut the bottom off. The tree was literally hanging in the air. We had to tie off a ladder and tie myself to the ladder to cut it down. It is a little nerve racking when the tree you cut the limb off of, shakes a little and you have a chain saw in your hand. But, all ended safely and well. We will be helping them load the wood sometime in the future.
|My Wonderful Companion Elder DeVries, He's So Much Fun!|
Love You Mom & Dad and remember, I pray for you every night & day!
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