Friday, November 30, 2012
The family have all been so strong and so faithful in their knowledge of the Plan of Salvation. We know that the baby is really fine, that she is now in the presence of God. We know she will be reunited with her family. And yet, it is so sad. It is sad not to have someone you love so much and want so much to be with you. I have felt so sad for all of them and so amazed at their ability to continue on so gracefully and so faithfully. I am so thankful that we have the gospel and that we have a Savior who loves us and who died for us so that all of us can have eternal lives. What a great blessing it is to know that we will all live again, that our sins can be forgiven, and that we will be able to be with our loved ones for eternity. I feel so blessed to know that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and that Jesus Christ, His son, lives and loves us too. I love them both and and am grateful for the many blessings that I have in my life.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The lady in the picture above is Sister Booth. She prepared the lunch for everyone. She has been cooking for the Ottawa zone conference, every 3 months, for the past 14 years. I think she is amazing. I cannot even imagine doing that. She is a woman of dedication and hard work. She does the whole thing herself and does not accept any help. Yesterday she fixed chicken tetrazinni, corn, green beans, rolls, and a raspberry, nut, green salad. For dessert she served some sort of a pound cake that had been soaked in some sort of a fruit sauce and had fruit in it. It was topped with whipped cream and had a cookie on the side. Everything was absolutely delicious. The table was set with nice dishes and a candy cane at each place setting. Afterwards there were also after dinner chocolates. We are sure thankful for her selfless service to the missionaries. She is waiting for her son, the father of several of her grandchildren to return home from Afghanistan in 3 weeks. We pray for his safe return.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The senior couples help prepare and serve the meal. Sister Howard on the far right does almost all of the cooking and planning. She and Elder Howard work with the young adults and the center. I think they have the best calling. I loved working with the young adults and the missionaries
On Thursday we had the Isle de Montreal and the Rive Sud combined conference.