Monday, January 28, 2013

If you ever get a cough that comes from the ends of your toes and won't go away, go to Dr. Buckley!  After visits with him, your body will beg for mercy and promise never to cough again.  Actually, Buckley's Cough Syrup is so yucky tasting that you do whatever it takes to stop the cough so you don't have to continue taking the syrup.  It tastes a little like liquid mentholatum mixed with gasoline - or something like that.  But it works!  Elder T is back in the saddle and healthy again.

Our Heavenly Father is quick to bless, no matter how slow we are to be obedient.  As it says in the Book of Mormon, before we even finish an act of obedience He is blessing us.  In fact, even while we are in the act of obedience we are being blessed with the ability to act.  Oh, how great is the plan of our Father in Heaven to make us eternally happy.  All that is required of us is to follow Him and keep His commandments.
At the river by Lil and John's

Same place.
We visited with Lil and John, and Dave and Nat this week and spent a great day chatting, eating, and enjoying their company.  We always try to share a gospel message with them, and let them know how happy we are to be serving a mission for Him.  The family seems to be in good health and spirits are very supportive of our missionary service.

While in the South Shore area, we visited Bridgewater and some of the people we love so dearly.  We had an opportunity to visit Laurie and Althea Wentzell in their new home.  They have moved in from the country to a nice apartment in Bridgewater town.  They have always been stalwarts in the area, but because of ill health and other complications, they haven't been able to get to church, so this will be good for them to be nearer to the chapel.

The Bridgewater institute class is in good hands.  We attended the class on Wednesday evening and were well fed spiritually.  Bro. Mackenzie is doing a very fine job sharing the gospel with the YSA.  The class is now confined to just YSA, so they are responding to questions and teachings much more readily than when their parents and other older adults were there.
Part of our class at Dalhousie-
Heidi, Chris, Samantha, & Sis. T.
Chelsea's added below.

Thursday's institute class at Dalhousie went very well.  We took the time to discuss Alma 31-35, in the Book of Mormon.  The Prophet Alma is teaching the poor people about how to gain faith in Jesus Christ by experimenting on the words of  Christ.  It's like planting a seed of hope, patiently nourishing it until it sprouts, nourishing it further with faith that it will bring forth good fruit, then enjoying the fruits of the gospel and the good word of Christ.  It is not enough just to have faith, though that is an absolute must.  We must then act - faith without works is dead.  Alma then goes on to talk about having a prayer in our hearts always so that we may remain closer to our Father and be more easily taught by the Holy Ghost.  Also, that we must be obedient to the commandments NOW, and not put off our obedience and repentance.  He says: "For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end...for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world."  There was a good spirit in class and the students were quite receptive to it.
That evening we had the opportunity to be at the temple and work with the youth and YSA who came to the baptistry.  It's always good to be there with them.  They always have such a willing attitude to do whatever they can to be of service.  We were at the temple again on Friday evening to work with another group of YSA at the baptistry.  We love to see so many of them worthy and willing to be in the temple doing things that will bring families together in the eternities.

Sunday evening we had the Sister missionaries over for dinner.  They're both Americans, Sis. Rust from Vernal, Utah, and Sis. Hart from Idaho Falls, Idaho.  They are such great ladies and we love working with them.  Sis. T took some time to be a mother for Sis. Rust by sewing a button on her coat.  Just like home!
A few of the sisters at the YSA branch - Katie, Samantha, Emma, and the Sister missionaries - Hart and Rust.

 Elder and Sister Wiebe - very capable office/member support missionaries.
Our mission president's wife, Sister Leavitt, in her   P-day outfit!


  1. Sister and Elder Tiffany! this is Elicia Bentley (Sister Bentley) I love your blog especally the pictures! give eachother and the other missionaried a hug!

    I love you!

    1. Sister Bentley-Oh, how we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! How are you and what are you doing? The Sisters in Halifax are moving into an apartment that is better than the big and spacious that the Asst. have in Dartmouth. We are having a blizzard here. Love you. Do not have your correct email.

  2. Hello! We just received a call to serve there as senior missionaries. We were delighted to discover you. It looks like we will be serving with a group of talented and dedicated missionaries. We are so excited and look forward to meeting all of you.
    Clyde and Norma Hendrickson
    Salt Lake City, Utah

  3. We are so looking forward to meeting you-where are you from in SLC? We are having a blizzard as we speak.