What a great way to get to know people--give them rides home from church! The first Sister Linda is Sister Johnson. She's lived in Plaquemine all her life. Her dad is from Plaquemine and his mother was from a reservation in South Carolina. So she said, "Ah don know what ah am!" Too bad she lives in Plaquemine. We didn't have much time to visit. Almost everyone whose lived in this area for long comments on Sister Harris's husband. He seems to be a legend in these parts. This is what she told us this morning. If you didn't show up for school he'd just come to your house, wait for you to get dressed then take you to school. No one gave him any trouble because they knew he'd just wait till you were ready.
Sister Linda Taylor lives in Port Allen. This branch has some huge boundaries! Port Allen is practically on the Mississippi. Oh, that's probably why it's a port. What a revelation. It's a good 15 miles or more from Plaquemine. This Sister L was telling us her conversion story. It was about 15 years ago when she and her husband were having a serious dispute. She threw her hands up in the air and said, "I just don't know what to do." Just as she did 2 elders knocked on their door. Unbeknownst to Sister L, Brother L had being praying for "God's help." They invited the elders in, and by the time they left, the L's had forgotten what they were arguing about. It wasn't too long after that they were baptized. She works for Burger King and takes her job VERY seriously. I love a person who puts heart and soul into whatever they do. She does the customer service and handles the counter. What a fun lady. She also has hot flashes. Nothing is sacred here:)
In Sunday School today our lesson was Moses and the exodus. I can't even remember how it came about, but Sister Harris said that the medical symbol of the caduceus was related to the snake staff that Moses held up. When the Israelites were bitten by the fiery serpents the Lord sent all they had to do was to look on the brass serpent and they would live. I've never heard that before but liked the thought. I don't think she was at all suggesting that doctors are miracle workers but that their purpose is to help sustain life.