Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another Bike Miracle, Cookies & Seminary Day

This has been a great week. Here is a quick summary. 1. Yesterday the young elders called us to report that Elder Berry had just experienced a collision between his bicycle and a car. He flew onto the hood of the car and then hit the ground. He did manage to walk away from it with a few bruises and soreness. They reported that he really was fine, the car was fine, and the bike had minor damage. He was really protected we feel. 2. The elders had spent their entire prep day, Thursday, baking cookies. They baked 300 cookies and we helped transport them to the church today. At the end of sacrament meeting, Elder Tilleman went to the mic and announced that they had a sweet gift for everyone in the foyer. As the people filed into the foyer they were handed a plate of cookies (6 - 8 0n each). The members were very surprised and pleased and all had smiles and expressed their thanks. The cookies not only looked good, but tasted good too. The elders called it "operation love".
3. Yesterday was also a busy day for Zuster S and myself. We spent most of the day helping about 200 seminary students from throughout the whole mission. They were having their Super Saturday. Here seminary is taught largely in homes at about 6:30 am. There are small groups of 4-10 who are taught by one of the parents usually. The day was the kick-off for the year. We were impressed with all of the fine youth who attended. There were some who are Americans and are living here with their families. The day for the youth lasted from 1 pm to 11 pm, ending with a dance. We understand that the dance was especially nice and that many more than usual actually danced. The adventures just continue here and we love it.

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