Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It has been a little hard to find any signs of Halloween here but we did see this great exhibit at Kew Gardens…
Happy Spooky Day!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dawn after the Storm

We had a big storm here in England this week.  It rained and blew all night.  I woke in the wee hours of the morning to the sound of the wind.  I looked out the windows into the darkness and could make out the outline of the trees bending to the force of the wind.  In the moment I didn't know how much more blowing we had ahead of us but I knew that we were safe and the storm would eventually pass and I crawled back into bed.
When I got up at 6:30 I walked into the kitchen and this was the view out the window to the east.  
Dawn had come and with it a stunning sunrise in the East.

Sometimes missionaries just feel like they are caught in a storm, with winds blowing and rain falling and darkness all around.  
But, if they will just hold on... 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

October Zone Conferences!

We love Zone Conference weeks.  They are crazy busy, but it is so wonderful being with all of our amazing missionaries.

First Zone Conference was in Colchester.  It was with the Cambridge, Colchester and Norwich Zones.

Day Two was back in Hyde Park with the Hyde Park, Canterbury and the Romford Zones.

Our third day was with the St. Albans and Northampton Zones.

And our final day of Zone Conferences
was with Watford and London North!

Monday, October 21, 2013

You've had a birthday, shout hurray!

There is nothing like a bunch of missionaries to make a birthday a happy one!

Singing for the President!

The most clever card!


Not every man gets a Slinky for his birthday (or stinky cheese)!

Thank you darling missionaries for making it a fun birthday!