This is what all of us in the office would like to be doing right now! And there will be little, if any, P-day tomorrow--partly because there's a mountain of work to do and partly because the Office Elders and Assistants kept me laughing and visiting.
Elder Mecham shared his photo album filled with fun family pictures--parents, grandparents, brothers, SILs, nieces, nephews, Angus and one adorable girlfriend. He also showed me a few of his videos from a family reunion and a high school talent show. How could I not just take it all in? Then he locked me out of my office, but not for too long.
Elder Trainor found some almost brand new, perfect fit dress shoes that he thought he should be able to keep as did Elder Morrell, even though the Nikes were 4 sizes too big. I told them they'd have to return them to the elder who accidentally left them at the Stake Center after Transfers.
I'm in the process of trying to locate a new elder's bike which was purchased in June and sent somewhere, but the store where he bought it doesn't know where it was sent. Perhaps I'll take their name off the recommended places to purchase bikes.
I haven't even begun to make the new rosters because there was an error on the transfer board, and until that's corrected there's nothing I can do. The change was submitted today, so maybe it'll be ready to go by tomorrow. I did manage to get 25 "your missionary is a trainer" letters out, and almost finished 25 other letters to new parents with the letter from Pres. Hansen, map, letter from missionary and picture.
We were able to rescue 2 sweet sisters who had a flat tire on one of their bikes. At times like this it's great to have a truck. I haven't sorted mail since Wednesday, sent referrals for 2 days or checked in the distribution order that was delivered on Tuesday.
These are my "Official Photos" of the new Office Elder and Assistant--Elder Trainor and Elder Morrell. They're a perfect fit for this office!
As a follow-up to the post on Sunday, Aug. 10, I came across this article in the August 10 Church News.
LDS Church: Missionaries reassigned from Liberia, Sierra Leone in ‘good health’
SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that their missionaries in Sierra Leone and Liberia have been reassigned and have departed from those areas in the wake of an outbreak of the Ebola virus.
The information released Wednesday on mormonnewsroom.org stated: "all missionaries are safe and in good health."
LDS Church officials stated the missionaries would be traveling to their new assignments in the coming days and would be able to call and update their families.
The statement concluded with: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a strong presence in Liberia and Sierra Leone, where thousands of our members continue to live, worship and serve. The Church, through its humanitarian programs and partners, is in the process of assessing needs and considering how to best support relief efforts to its members and the people of these countries.”
A prior statement issued on August 1 indicated that all missionaries in the nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia were being transferred out and reassigned in order to ensure their health and safety.