Monday, April 22, 2013

Hello again!
Just want to show you how much fun we have doing Missionary Work.
We handed out Invitations to attend the Church Pageant on June 21, and 22 in Bath at the Pirates Fest.  These are only two of the lively folks we found on Town Commons.  We also took our annual ride on the Trolley to learn the history of Greenville.

Sisters are Hoyt and Vasquez

This is our District minus 1.  We lose Elder Henderson on right looking off to the distance.  The rest of us get to stay here in Greenville.  Back row: l-r Elder Balaich, Elder S. Jensen, Elder B. Jensen (our District Leader), Elder Dewey, Elder Elkins and Elder Henderson. We will miss him.   Front row:  Sister Hoyt, Sister Vasquez, Sister and Elder Myers   

Last Thursday, we went to a Missionary Couple's  Retreat and Conference at Atlantic Beach.  After a wonderful  training with President, Marc Bernhisel and his wife, we enjoyed a delicious fish dinner together in Beaufort.  The next morning, our group was to drive to Harkers Island and ferry over to Cape Lookout but there was a Severe Weather Warning for our area. It rained hard through the night accompanied with lots of  wind.  We were told that there would be no ferry ride if the weather was rainy.   As we proceeded to the Island, the sun came out.  We were able to load in the ferry, cross to the Outer Banks and spend time at Cape Lookout, listening to the Park Ranger teach us about the lighthouse, walk along the beach looking for seashells and enjoy our selves in the warm sun - a miracle!
Later, after a wonderful meal and talk on the history at Harkers Island Chapel, we shared our testimonies about the rich blessings that come from serving our Heavenly Father.  Our family has been watched over and we have been blessed with safety and protection as we have traveled around in North Carolina.                  We are so grateful!
Fort Macon

We then went to visit the Fort Macon State Park.  This fort was built from 1826 through 1834.   It saw fighting during the Civil war when the Confederates took it over and the Union fought to take it back.  It also played a part in defending our shores during WWII.  We found it very interesting and well done.

 Walking along the ocean looking for seashells before driving back to Greenville.

    Stake Conference was held on Sunday in New Bern, NC.  We were blessed to hear Elder Robert Hymas of the Seventy.  It was a very Spiritual Conference.
Out enjoying the windy weather afterwards before traveling home.
Have we convinced you to come and serve a mission yet?  We hope all is well at home.  You are always in our prayers and we love you very much!  Take care!


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  2. Thanks for sharing your blog! I am Sister Griffin's mom, and I have received precious few pictures from her, so your blog was a nice surprise! I'm glad you're loving your mission. You do make it look like a lot of fun! Sister Griffin LOVES the area and all the people.