|A few of the Lord's representatives|
It is such a privilege to serve as representatives of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to share our testimonies of the truthfulness of the gospel with the people we meet in the Canada Maritime provinces. They are friendly and caring, and many are willing to take the time to listen to the message of the the restoration of His church to the earth in these latter days. Many struggle with day to day challenges and temptations, looking for some kind of relief. When the truths of the gospel are shared with those the Lord has prepared, a "wilderness" is left behind and peace, joy, and happiness shine brightly ahead. Someone has said, "You have to go through your own wilderness to get to the Promised Land." We testify that the Savior wants everyone to come to Him and enjoy that "promised land" with Him.
Our mission experiences are fitting into a routine now that doesn't change much from week to week. But that is about to change. With the Christmas Season closing in on us, school will take a break and so will our classes. We have one more week with the students at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and two more weeks in Bridgewater. In the new year, we will continue with Dalhousie classes, but we are being replaced in Bridgewater with a local member as the instructor. The goal of the Church Education System is to have all institute and seminary classes taught by local members, with CES missionaries and coordinators training them in instructional methods. So our new assignment will be to cover Nova Scotia (and occasionally other wards and branches) in training their instructors. We're looking forward to the new challenges and experiences.
|Sister Tiff with one of our favorites -|
|A small part of the Friday night|
|Sis. Wiebe, the Foley's, Sis. Calvert|
(Elder Wiebe is freezing behind the lighthouse)
|Sister Tiff catching a few rays.|
|Watching "Cars 2"|
|Dave, Nat, Norah, & Keegan|
(Sister Tiff's Nephew & family)
At right is part of the "construction crew", preparing to build their Gingerbread House, with our niece Karen checking out the building supplies.
Below is the finished product. As they say on Nova Scotia's south shore: "Some good, you! Ain't it?!"
|Joni at Beach Meadows|
on a friendlier day than at Peggy's Cove
|John, Joni, Lil|
At White Point Beach Lodge
(General Conference, Oct. 2012)