I'm never happier when we get to spend quality time with some of our missionaries, and today was one of the wonderful days. Sister Miskho, Sister Bailey and Sister Astle came over for Hawaiian Haystacks and Cherries Berries in a Cloud. They're excited because they have a baptism coming up in a few weeks.
It was such a delight to have them here and learn about them and their families. This may be repitious, but Sister Miskho is from Mesa AZ and the oldest of 4 children. Her mom served a mission in the Netherlands, and her dad. She keeps a "Grateful Journal" everyday and says it was hard at first, but now she see's the hand of the Lord in many ways each day. When she has hard days in the mission field she reads her journal and it always lifts her spirit.
Sister Bailey grew up on a farm where they raised alfalfa. I missed some of the conversation with her when I went to the kitchen for dessert. She's also the oldest child, and her brother just put in his mission papers. Sister B was in our most recent incoming group. She was the only sister with 5 elders and also the only one who came in from the Mexico City MTC.
Sister Astle asked if we were having Pavlova for dessert when she saw it. Now what does a St. George girl with a Wyoming cowboy turned Ob-gyn know about Pavlova? Her mom's from Brisbane, Australia! Love them all. I only wish that we could have all the missionaries over at some point. Not all at once! Unfortunately we can only have the ones who live within our district boundaries.