Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Parkland Grind

Week 28  September 15, 2014  2:39 pm EDT   The Parkland Grind 

This week has been one full of service (read: manual labor): moving people out of their homes, practically harvesting all the weeds of Parkland, setting up a bounce house for an investigator's birthday party and a Stake service project pruning back fields of blueberry bushes at Blueberry Park. Many Edward Scissorhands impersonations followed.

A few things of note this week:

The District.

Yay for all of us doing 12 Week. So many babies. So many hours spent in the apartment.
(Fife, Anderson, Pedersen, Byram, Bishop, Kramer and a small child she befriended.)

Brenda was confirmed this Sunday and is so excited to get to the temple soon!

Our ward had their annual Dutch Oven Cook-off which was delicious, fun and so great to invite recent converts and investigators alike. 

The winning hand of Apples to Apples. I'm not so sure how well they reflect me...I'd rather be neither quaint nor threatening. 

Playing the organ. oy. I never imagined I would have to play the piano so much on my mission. Apparently no one in the ward can play...which makes me slightly regret not sticking with it haha. sorry mama.

Our recent convert Allen bringing fresh salmon (like, caught two hours ago fresh) to our dinner with the Bishop. 

Found a gem at Walmart: if President Blatter ever lets sisters on bike again, I can always trick out my ride with this bad boy:

Having a fireside next Sunday in Tacoma! It's been too long!

Recognizing that the work of salvation is the Lord's work, and we are working right along side with Him. 
Jacob 5:72  - " And it came to pass that the servants did go and labor with their mights; and the Lord of the vineyard labored also with them; and they did obey the commandments of the Lord of the vineyard in all things."

It's a team effort. And His team always wins.

Much love,


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