Since Corey Wauneka has lived with us 3 semesters the past two years, it's been a natural to have others his age in our home. We usually host a Sunday Dinner once a month, as well as a game night. Anywhere from 8-20 may show up, depending on the activity. We especially feel this is important for the kids here going to college, as they don't have family near by. Most of those are Navajo, and we feel a connection with them since our mission. We've helped many get reactivated, get patriarchal blessings, attend Institute, and at least socialize with others who are LDS. We celebrated his birthday Feb. 22.
We've also mailed out packages for those on missions and in the Army. Most recently I've set up two Facebook groups, one for those here in town, and one for out-of-town youth we've known over the 7+ years we've either worked as YSA ward advisors, or hosting home evenings.
In April 2009 we took Kim Black, Kayla Haley, and Corey Wauneka with us to April Conference. This was a first for all three of them.
|Matt, ready to launch his Root Beer Express|
When Matt left in August, he sent us this note: “For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat. I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink. I was a stranger, and ye took me in…Verily I say unto you. Inasmuch as ye have done it to the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matt. 25:35,40
I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks to you guys,. You are truly wonderful people! You are literal answers to my prayers in many ways. May the Good Lord bless and keep you both for the kindess you have shown to me, a stranger.
This summer was very tough, but your hospitality helped me see the light again. I’m forever grateful for you. I know God will bless you, for you served me and Him.
Your friend, Matt Compton.
Matt and Mary were married October 2010.