|Painting by Wendi Oickle,|
mother of a Bridgewater YSA
We are gearing up for the new year and our new assignment. We meet on a regular basis with Rick, our coordinator, to learn what he would like us to do when we go out to visit the many seminary and institute classes throughout the province. The institute classes usually meet in the evenings, but the seminary classes usually meet in the EARLY mornings. That may be a challenge to get from Halifax to their class on time, but we'll do our best to be good "students".
|Pres. & Sis. "Moray"|
|A very contented (after dinner)|
Elder Nzojibwami &
Our temple assignment is a blessing. We love being there every Thursday to serve with the locals and temple missionaries assigned there. Elder and Sister DelaCruz got to see some snow fall last week. It only lasted for about half an hour, but it was the first Elder DelaCruz had ever seen. so he was delighted. He was happy, too, that there wasn't more to have to drive through. That's right - December, and still no measurable snow, IN CANADA! (At least Nova Scotia)
We took Sis. Evelyn Roberts (mother of Trisha Jamison who introduced Joni to the church) to lunch and saw a few of the lobster boats coming back in with their catch. It was a very cold day and we appreciate these men and women who sail out into the ocean to bring in the fresh fish, lobster, etc., DURING THE WINTER, for us to enjoy in our warm and cozy homes.
|Sister T and Tayson (grandson on the apron)|
with trees from friends and family
Some say we Mormons are TOO focused on Jesus; others say we are too religious for them; and still others say our lives are misdirected because we don't believe in Christ exactly as they do. We testify that the Savior should be our ONLY focus, that by observing and keeping His commandments is the ONLY way to lasting joy and happiness, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church. Jesus Christ said: "Where two or three are gathered together IN MY NAME, there am I in the midst of them." (Matt. 18:20)