Saturday, September 15, 2012


"I counsel you to look to the lighthouse of the Lord. I have said it before; I will say it again: there is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what the lighthouse of the Lord can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, “This way to safety. This way to home.” It sends forth signals of light easily seen and never failing. If followed, those signals will guide you back to your heavenly home." (Pres. Monson-2012 General Conference)

The Relief Society of the Halifax Ward spends time each week making quilts for the women's shelter, so this week Sister Tiffany got involved and spent time with the ladies in a good cause.  She enjoyed this time doing some sewing, something she hasn't been able to do since she left Centerville.
Sis. Tiff here in the front,
makin' that machine sing!

Part of a small group of students
we'll teach at Dalhousie
We met this week at Dalhousie University in downtown Halifax to arrange for space to meet during the week for institute classes. The final arrangements have been made, schedules have been set, and we go into full swing this coming week. We're excited to get this show on the road. We'll be teaching on Tuesdays, and Bro. Cartier will be there on Wednesdays.

Wednesday we drove to Bridgewater to teach our first class there.  On the way we stopped in Mahone Bay to have dinner with some very dear friends.  We took a few pictures, as the weather is so beautiful right now.  The class went very well, with a good turnout, albeit half were YSA and half were "older".  We're looking forward to the friendships we're able to renew, but more importantly, we can share our thoughts and testimonies of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon as a second witness of our Savior Jesus Christ.

We finally had a chance this week between meetings and classes, to visit the Halifax harbor.  It is much more picturesque than these pictures.  We have been here for three months, and this is our first visit here.  Our schedule will really pick up speed, starting this week.  We teach a Sunday School class to the young single adults on Sunday, Monday we have family home evening with new members and investigators, Tuesday we teach at Dalhousie University, Wednesday we teach Book of Mormon in Bridgewater, Thursday we serve at the temple, Friday we attend the religion class in New Testament in Halifax, Saturdays are activities with the YSA.  All this along with going out with the young elders when we can, and trying to motivate new converts to do their family histories.

Elder Tiffany trying on a Nor'easter'
(or is it a Sou'wester'?)

Sister Tiffany staying away from
Elder Tiffany

Elder Baskin & Elder Jensen
enjoying some Mexican food!

Elder Jensen (a newbie) from
Alberta & Elder Baskin from
When we can, we try to help out the young Elders with a meal or two.  We've been around to some of the Elders' apartments, and we know there fridges are about as bare as Mother Hubbard's cupboard.  And we think it's probably not healthy to eat what they do have in there.

Altogether, we're getting some things done early this week that we don't think we'll have time to do from now on, with our new schedule. 

The gospel is true and our Heavenly Father loves us.  We're very happy to be serving Him as missionaries and know He will bless us as we strive to keep the commandments and do His will.  We bear testimony of the love our Savior has for us and His atoning sacrifice in our behalf should not go to waste.  We must declare the glad tidings of the gospel to all the world.  We're humbled by the trust He has put in us to call us to be His representatives in the Halifax area, and we pray that He will care for our loved ones while we are away from them.  We are apart from our family to help other families come together. 

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