1 October 2011
Has it really been another week? Some days it seems like we have been here forever and on others it seems like we just arrived. This past week has been a little hectic because we have had a VIP here all week. Elder Neuenschwander a dear friend has been here all week giving Patriarchal blessings. He has used the Mission Presidents office here at the Mission Office building so we have had a few more people in and out. We also held a leadership training meeting for all the young missionary leaders for 1 full day and that was a little bit of a logistical fete as well. Some of these missionary come in on an overnite train and then they need a place to shower, clean up and get a little breakfast before the all day meeting and the train ride back. We had five young men one morning this week which was rather fun but also a little bit of work to get them all fed and out the door by the start of the meeting. We also received a call from a young lady who served her mission here and went home about 6 months ago. She brought her dad out for a visit and a tour of the area where she served and needed a place to crash for the nite. So we fed them dinner on Thursday, gave them a place to sleep and sent them on their way Friday am around 6:30. They are from Spokane to it was nice to visit with some “homies”. They knew many of the people in the church who we knew from the Spokane area and gave us a little update on the mission there.