March has been a good month and here are some highlights!
A week ago went hiking with Sisters Smith and Tillman on preparation day knowing that we were coming up to transfers soon. The weather was cold but we had a fun time anyway! This is our usual picnic on the bridge (Town Commons) before going to River Park North. As the water was still high we were only able to walk half way through the park but we saw lots of awesome birds.
Our next adventure was to Wilmington with the Couple Missionaries. We toured the Poplar Grove Plantation which built in the 1800's. It was a peanut plantation which hired 65 task slaves. Their tenant houses were out back. Our guide presented our tour as Harriet, a daughter of the Foy family who built the home. We also enjoyed walking around the property and watching a weaving demonstration. These people were very frugal people - they grew, and harvested everything including their salt for cooking.
The tree on the right is Spanish Moss. Lovely to look at but do not touch as it is full of ticks and chiggers.
On the boardwalk at Wilmington by the ocean.
We have enjoyed doing service with Elder Perryman and Elder Dewey - from raking lawns, putting in a toilet, to working at the Food Bank as well as singing with them in Lannie and Canary's home and Christmas Caroling.
The sisters have served with us in the Branch. We have gone shopping for clothes, jewlery, traded hair cuts, hiked, gone to lunch, remodeled clothes, traveled to many meetings and have appreciated all their help fixing the food for Institute and Break the Fast too.
And as these three missionaries move on, we know that we will learn to love Elder Jensen, our new district leader, Elder Jensen and Sister Hoyt as well. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is TRUE. Miracles are happening here everyday and our Heavenly Father is preparing people to hear the gospel. This is a GREAT TIME in our Church's history to be a missionary! In the Raleigh Mission we have grown from 12 sister missionaries to 31 in two transfers and are looking forward to more coming here soon.
Thank you for reading your Book of Mormon and praying everyday. We are so proud of you and the good things you are doing. Thank you for your support and prayers. We love you very much!!! Take care.