Sunday, June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016 If Dr. Seuss taught Sunday School

Knowing what a big fan I am of Dr. Seuss 
I couldn't resist sharing these life lessons with you!
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If Dr. Seuss taught Sunday School...he would use Thidwick the Moose to teach us about giving our burdens to the Lord.

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Thidwick is a a moose too big hearted to say no, but eventually becomes overburdened like many of us.
The Savior invites us to "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28-30
On Monday the Senior Missionaries who had served in the Idaho Boise Mission in the past three years held a special Farewell Dinner for President and Sister Winder and President and Sister Christensen and thank them for the memories.

             Elder Olson, past vehicle coordinator,   Sister Workman singing her own version                  conducted.                                           of "Thanks for the Memories"
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Dr. Seuss would read us, "The Sneetches", to teach us about not judging. 
...for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart."
(1 Samuel 16:7) 
Just like the Sneetches and their stars the Lord doesn't love one of us more than another.

Mission Leadership Council Meeting was followed by a delicious baked potato bar 
and special dessert...
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If Dr. Seuss taught Sunday School he'd be sure to use "Horton Hears a Who" to remind us that the Lord can make small things become great.

We are no strangers to setting up bunk beds for the missionaries.  
It is only when we purchased our very own set of bunk beds for visiting grandchildren, and discover that there were missing pieces that we gain an appreciation for the small and simple things that are necessary to complete the job.
Sisters Machado and Rabello were preparing to welcome two additional sister missionaries temporarily to their little home only to find that the septic tank in the home simply could not accommodate two more people. So after a quick prayer we were on the road again and on the phone. Our prayers were answered and we were able to locate another place to house the other sisters temporarily in record time.

Guess what? We are getting a community pool built just down the street!!! 
We are accustomed to empty promises when it comes to new housing developments.  But they have broken ground and are actually posting a date of completion. Not sure if September is still summer, but it does specifically state 2016.

The Mission recently received a brand new red truck for our missionaries assigned to the Idaho City area. Elder Busath would gladly switch out the old, white Mission truck he uses if it were just a little bit bigger.
Summer is here and with it rising temperatures. 
Because we are new to the area we are continually being warned of the long HOT Idaho summer days ahead. Being from California triple digit weather is not new to us, but just in case we decided to install a fan in the front bedroom. At nine o'clock at night, by flashlight, no less, because it was the only free time we had available.

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Dr. Seuss would probably use the lovable elephant Horton, in "Horton Hatches the Egg", to teach about unspeakable faith. "I mean what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant is faithful one hundred percent", says Horton. These word remind us of a similar faithful servant by the name of Nephi, when he tells his father, "I will go and do the things which the Lord commands."
(1 Nephi 3:7)

             Faith to locate missionary housing, faith to move a mountain of rocks!

On Saturday at 9:30 am, 4 yards of rock was delivered. 
By 10:30 all the rock had been moved and the driveway swept, thanks to Marianne, Sienna, Shelby, Brian, Dax, Cale, Jett, Dave, Janie and Cooper!
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"You'll have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose."

If Dr. Seuss taught Sunday School he would read us "Oh the Places You'll Go" to remind us of our potential as children of God.
 Our Primary Class:  Colton, Sisley, Brigham, Briley, Owen and Henry
(CTR 4, not Sunbeams we soon learned)

Grandparent Corner

Sienna and Jett helping Grandpa.             Wade picking blueberries at Apple Hill.

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Try to enjoy the journey!!!

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