President and Sister Maughan were on Bohol most of the week doing interviews and giving flu shots when they found out that their shipment of personal items from the states was due to be delivered Friday. They have been living out of suitcases for the last month. We were asked to be at the Mission Home to take delivery and went over Friday afternoon to meet the truck. If you've ever wondered how much mission presidents take with them for three years, here is a visual representation.
|The middle box is for Maughans.|
|This is it. 23 boxes for three years.|
After all this talk about stuff we don't need we managed to go out this week and buy a new camera. It was a want more than a need but the pictures this week are the result.
Knock, knock. Who's there?
|Hermit the Crab|
|See the starfish?|
Thought for the week:“As we confront our own … trials and tribulations, we too can plead with the Father, just as Jesus did, that we ‘might not … shrink’—meaning to retreat or to recoil (D&C 19:18). Not shrinking is much more important than surviving! Moreover, partaking of a bitter cup without becoming bitter is likewise part of the emulation of Jesus.”
Neil Maxwell - General Conference, October 1997