At the conclusion of last October's General Conference, President Nelson told us to look forward to a very special April Conference when we would be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the First Vision. The 190th General Conference, which ended today, was memorable for that reason, but will probably be most remembered as the conference held … Continue reading An empty Conference Center on General Conference weekend
Uncle Gene (my mom's brother) passed away on March 1st. His funeral was scheduled for March 13th, but because of the virus scare that's going on right now (that causes Covid-19), the funeral Mass was cancelled. Instead, a memorial service will be held when things quiet down. The interment went on, however, with only family … Continue reading Uncle Gene’s Burial
Susan and I have talked about serving a full-time mission for the church ever since we got married, but could never see how it could work financially. The George's are planning to return from their mission on Mar 1 2021 which is forcing us, again, to to give some serious thought to the future, and … Continue reading A mission in Tennessee?
I started a new job yesterday - the 2020 Census. It will be office work -- no counting people. Looks like I will be calling and interviewing people for the position of enumerator. They need 3000 people in this region which I believe covers most of the west coast. Later, they'll be having me do … Continue reading Working for Census 2020
Dear Joselyn, Happy 8th birthday! It's always exciting to have a birthday, but it's especially exciting this year because you are now able to be baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is a very big event for you and I hope you are looking forward to it. … Continue reading Dear Joselyn,
Last Saturday, Derek (Susan's youngest) moved into the house with us, along with his wife, Katrina, and their 3 yr old son, Gentry. They've been wanting to move for some time because of mold in their mobile rental home, but were told they need to move out a few weeks ago because the owner decided … Continue reading Derek & family move in
Our time in the George's home, here in Tumwater, seems to be going a little too quickly. We're at the 2 1/2 month mark already -- nearly a quarter of our way through the year that we can stay here. I've already had someone ask me "what's next?" and indeed it is time already to … Continue reading Turning Point?