Today is a beautiful day in Camden, Alabama: Warm Temperature, sunshine, blue sky, green trees and daffodils poking up out of the grass. Makes you so glad to be alive. We had our Montgomery Stake Conference today and it was so very good: Uplifting, hopeful, goal setting and glimpses of Eternal Life.
JP our only Priest was asked to speak. He is a senior and will be 18 on May 17th. He is waiting for his Mission call to come.
For those of you who do not know JP, he is the only Member of the Church in his grade. He is also the Student Body President.
Since it is a private Christian school, he starts everyday leading the school in their devotional. All the kids really look up to him.
When the school had the program where all the seniors announced their plans for after graduation, there was a hush that fell over the crowd when it was announced that he would serve a 2 year mission for “The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints”. He says he has had so many opportunities to explain what a mission is and why he wants to serve. He is a great example to the school and the community. His call should get here this week. (we all hope)
The country as a whole has had very diverse weather and Alabama is not different. No snow or ice here in Camden, but rain!! I can’t explain to you about the rain. Not Oregon Rain. Not Utah Rain. But Noah’s Ark Rain. Most of the homes here in Camden have tin roofs. You don’t know the sound of rain until it pours like that and lands on a tin roof. Almost like thunder. We didn’t get thunder and lightening with this band of storms, but I think the Gulf Of Mexico sent us more than our share.
It is pretty certain, that we are not getting a Senior Couple to replace us. We are sadden by this news. as we know first hand how much Senior’s can add in support and leadership to a small branch. The Branch is taking the news pretty well. We hope that we have left an example of Service and Love for the Lord that will help them carry on in supporting the Branch and each other.
Thank heaven for cell phones, we may be “on call” for a while.
The next two weeks will be very busy with Temple Attendance for all the Elders and Sisters in our mission. Then before we know it, it will be Conference and then we pack up.
Again, we thank you for your love and support as we have served here. We love the people in our Branch and in our little town.
We have made many wonderful friendships and made wonderful memories. Keep us in your prayers,.....you will be in ours.