Thursday, April 16, 2015

ST. PATRICK'S DAY - March 17, 2015

What a wonderful Sabbath Day!  In Sacrament Meeting this morning it was all about Christ.  Elder Johansen talked about Christ's love and when Christ cast the man with legions of evil spirits in him, and into swine, as they ran over the cliff and drowned in the sea.
A new couple in the ward Jessica and Brock spoke about Christ too.  I liked what he said about the Resurrection being such a big part of the Atonement, because without it, we would be subject to Satan.  Brother Gibbs always gives such a wonderful Sunday School lesson.  Today it was about "Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God."  In Relief Society the teacher gave a great lesson from the Ezra Taft Benson manual, "Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer."

It is always wonderful to see the missionaries in the foyer between sessions. We have Elders Johansen, Haycock, Driggs and Christensen and Sisters Aleccia and Terry.  The Spanish speaking Elders are Zone Leaders Critchfield and Christensen, and Hermanas Hazelton and Hill.  The Portuguese elders are Beardall, Rebireor and Stanford.  They were all in the foyer as we were leaving our New Rochelle 2nd Ward, and we were able to shake hands with all of them.

We came home.  Jerry made the calendars for the Missionaries dinner appointments, and I made a salad for the dinner appointment.  We went to the Brooks and it was a wonderful time.  Dave talked to us about his mission to Norway with JD.  He replaced JD as AP after we picked up JD from his mission.  Dave Brooks has many piano students.  His wife Cyndi is a very talented singer and pianist as well.  They fixed Corn Beef and Cabbage, potatoes and carrots.  I made a spinach salad with fruit in it.

Sisters Aleccia and Terry came and left a message about following the prophet and watching General Conference.  Dave played their piano as we all sang, "Follow the Prophet."  Brooks family have four children:  Matthew-12, Lauren-10, Parker-8 and 
Nathan-2.  He is so cute, but is a handful like Hugo.

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