7050 Sunset Dr. #1109
South Pasadena, FL 33707
We would love to have letters and notes...hint...hint. I thought I could cover the many mirrors with kids art work.
We had a "break the fast" on Sunday also. Tons of great food and it was so nice to be able to visit with the members. Sister Caphart made her famous sweet potato pie and it was soooo good. I had my first taste of collard greens with ham and cornbread. Yup, love this southern cooking. The people are so warm and friendly to us and each other. We had some that did not stay and some that came just for the meal.
We attended District Meeting on Wednesday with all of the missionaries in our District. There are about 8 companionship's. They are all so amazing, well trained, and knowledgeable about the Gospel. The Sisters from St. Pete called me on Tuesday morning last week and invited me to attend a special Sister's Conference with them. It was so nice to be included. I'm not sure I was supposed to attend, but I went anyway. President and Sister Cusick did a special training just for the Sisters. It was so good and he centered most of it around the talk by Elder Jorg Kiebingat - "Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence". It was so fitting for these young sisters and this one old sister.
Our mission has started a new program to help the missionaries help the members share the Gospel and help get the full-time missionaries some referrals. They call it "Sunday Game Day" the first week they did it they had over 765 referrals, that is more than they have had the past year from the members. It is pretty exciting to see it happening and watch the members feel a part of missionary work. The members do not feed the missionaries here. President Cusick's theory is that when you feed the missionaries you feel like you are doing your part,or share, of missionary work. We all need to be doing more. The only way the missionaries can eat at a member's home is if they have an investigator or someone who has been inactive for a very long time, invited to be there also. He says it is time we quit taking the Gospel to people like "pizza delivery guys", giving them a piece of the Gospel when we visit them. They may feel satisfied for awhile but have not had to make a commitment. We can really see what he is talking about.
Sun setting on the Gulf of Mexico - taken from our apartment deck
So many inlets and islands everywhere
The sisters and I at the conference on the beach
The Elders and President Stretch at the Trunk or Treat
The Elders did a "trick" for the other set of Elders, now they want to make pumpkin pie
The brick streets in Old Gulfport city
Dad on the beach in shorts