The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Busy Blanding Weekend

It was another deja vu experience this weekend, as we were asked to speak at White Mesa, a little Ute branch 10 miles south of Blanding. Our family was called to serve out there about 20 years ago, and many of the families we knew then, were at church there today: Betty Lehi, Loretta Posey, Thelma, Sharon, and Yolanda Badback and grandchildren, Wanda Ketchum. It was good to see them again. President Bowring, Buddy Redd, and Clark Hawkins and wives are currently serving there.

Gene and Claudia Orr, and Jeannie and Sunny Kiro were also there today and have been serving also in the branch.

After Church, Brother Stubbs and Bro. Keylon and Steve fixed a yummy Mothers Day dinner for us.
This afternoon we visited with Robb, Kathryn, and Ethan, Larry Dennison, and then drove out to Mustang, and finally found where Eugene and Ingrid Meyer live. We had a great visit with them too.

It was wonderful to hear from all our kids this weekend. Autumn and Corey even left song messages on the phone! We're happy to announce that Theron and Autumn are expecting-----their downloads to come in much faster, as they now have DSL!! Autumn reports their young women raised $1300 at their girls camp yard sale Sat. Anthony reports that Sam and Logan have turned into they somehow determined they needed to take their clothes off to slide out the cat door ..while mom and dad were painting the outside of their home Sat.

My friend Ingrid helping at Farm Days
We're planning a trip up north next weekend, to see the Wasatch front families. Tomorrow Dad's going to book club, but I'm helping at Farm Days at the quilting booth. Mon. night we're doing Home evening at our home.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Callings in Church

We'd only been home a week and received two callings. The first came from President Redd, the night we reported our mission to the High Council. We've been called as Service Missionaries for the two stakes in Blanding, and asked to start the first church sponsored Addiction Recovery Program here in town. We'll start the 1st Tues. in June. In the meantime, I'll get the publicity started, and Dad will hopefully find a recovered addict to be a facilitator to help him.

Bishop Carroll came over later in the week and called us to be the Young Singles coordinators for our ward. We've done it before, and love working with that age group.
We had 3 of the 4 youth, we know about in 4th ward, come to the break-the-fast pot luck,and CES fireside tonight with Elder Bednar. He gave a very strong apostolic warning about the dangers of excessive video gaming, and cyber reality games. He said this is one of the ways that Satan takes control over our bodies, and takes us from important real life experiences. I've actually seen this happen to several youth and adults I've worked known. I'll hopefully, get some quotes tomorrow and e-mail out. Here's the link:

Saturday morning we got to hear Shawn Bradley talk. Wow, he was great. Then that afternoon and evening we drove up to Moab to share some of our missionary experiences with Anna Pearson, a former missionary companion, from 1st mission. It's been a great week, and the Lord showered down a wonderful rain upon us Friday and Sat.

Friday, May 1, 2009