Last week I told you about our van breaking down close to London. We were still able to do that show as well as our fireside in Brighton. Our van is still in the shop so we had to rent another van to help with our upcoming moves. We already had our other mission car in the shop for repairs and had a loaner car we are using. The other office couple own a car that was in for repairs after it broke down. During the past week the visitors centre printer broke down, so they were using one of ours, We have one big, "dinosaur" computer that has been amazing. It prints very quickly, collates, makes booklets, copies passports with the two copies we need, etc. well, you guessed it. This week it broke down and died! People were getting a bit crazy and some even broke down. But we picked ourselves up and worked things out. We have our "frog" car back. Most people name their cars according to their license plate and this one says FWG. That's the one the elders usually drive. We had our newest mission car delivered which is a Toyota! They are all the same gray/silver color. On Friday, we had a little break. The Sr. Mission couples have an outing nearly every month. This month the outing was here at the temple grounds. We could attend some of it! Elder Cannon and I made it to their opening devotional and later to a workshop on symbolism in the scriptures. We were even able to make it in the picture they took of nearly all the Sr missionaries. It was the most they have been able to get together at a time since some are so far away. We couldn't quite take time for their lunch or temple session, but we will do that every week anyway. Then Saturday morning we went to a goodbye breakfast for three of our VC sisters who go home this week. After doing our cleaning, laundry, and shopping, we left at 3:30 for our "Mo trav" trip to do our fireside in Reading. Thank goodness it is mostly motorway all the way there. So we got there in plenty of time to set up and warm up. We had a lot of investigators there with the missionaries and they seemed to enjoy the program..
At church today they had to take one of our Sr missionaries to the hospital. It appears he may have had a stroke or other cardiac problems. His wife is with him. They were supposed to be the speakers at a VC fireside tonight. It looks like we may have to do our program one more time to fill in tonight. We shall see! Life is exciting. Our moves week begins tomorrow and I will be cooking for 25 tomorrow, 30 on Tuesday and just picking up fruit and sandwiches for 110 on Wednesday. Hope to put up a couple of pictures on this entry if they will cooperate! Love you! Love The Lord! Love the Gospel! Don't want to "break" anything.
This wasn't posting yet so I am going to add a postscript. Elder Nielsen was the elder who was sick this morning at church. He did end up having a heart attack, but they got him to London where they put in a stent. He is resting comfortably. His wife couldn't stay the night with him in his room, and she still wanted to fulfill her assignment speaking at the fireside. So President Millar who had stopped at the hospital to check on them, brought her to the temple grounds. We had our dinner nearly ready and invited her to eat with us. She hadn't eaten all day so she came. Then went over to speak about overcoming trials and adversity. She told the story about losing a daughter to cancer. Then told about her son and his wife who were in a terrible plane crash burning their bodies all over. Christian was burned and broke his back. Stephanie was burned over 85 %. The doctors said she wouldn't live, but she has and even had another child. She has become one of the most famous Mommy bloggers. She has been on all the talk shows. But the best part is how she has shared her testimony. She offered to send people a copy of her favorite book. So far they have sent over 3000 Books of Mormon and has heard from many people who have actually joined the church thru getting the Book of Mormon and reading it! It was a wonderful fireside and our group did sing the musical number at the first!