|When we left home to attend the gym last week, there were huge snowflakes falling all around us. By the time we left, the snow fall had stopped, but the world was beautiful!|
Thursday, January 29, 2015
We volunteer at the Care Center every couple of weeks. We helped with a craft project. Today we will attend National Eat Corn Chips Day and I will play the piano while the residents eat chips!
We had the great opportunity to attend the Oklahoma Temple with Mary, our dear friend that we've learned to love here in Ada. When we first met her, she had just come home from the hospital and didn't have much strength. As we visited her, we began talking about her brother who had passed away many years ago before he had the opportunity to be sealed to the family. So, Mary was fortunate to regain her strength and wanted to attend the Temple to complete her brother's Temple work. We were blessed to drive her and attend with her. Elder Lemmert was proxy for her brother, Jackie, and we were able to perform all of the ordinances for him. The drive to the Oklahoma City Temple from Ada is about two hours each direction, so we experienced a long but joyous day!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
|Sister Rigby and Elder Fuller pointing to their new locations on our mission map.|
|Elder Fuller, Sister Lemmert, Sister Rigby, and Elder Lemmert|
|The bikes are the first thing to go into the truck! Then all the luggage. Elder Fuller is supervising on a cold morning!|
|Sister Chappell's loaded truck for the 1-1/2 hour drive to Moore for transfers. Then she brought the new missionaries back to Ada with their companions. A long drive, always exhausting!|
On New Year's Eve we decided to do some visiting and met three new members that we hadn't met to date. One of these fun people is Billy Ray Ringwald, who is 82 years old. He lives with his wife in Stonewall, OK. The reason I took his picture is that he is the first and only person we have ever met who has actually been picked up, carried and dropped by a tornado. Several years ago, a tornado came up suddenly before he could get cover, picked up his mobile home and smashed it in pieces, and then picked Billy up, carried him one quarter of a mile, and then dropped him through some trees into a meadow. He lost consciousness, was in the hospital for awhile, but survived it. We thought this was a fascinating story!