Saturday, December 19, 2009

On Dec. 4th we toured temple square at night to see the lights and all the beautiful things. then on Dec. 5th we had the blesssing of taking Michelle to the temple for her endowments. what a special day that was. We are so proud of Michelle,. she is so capable and loved the temple. she is a pure vessel. She cares for her mother and does a great job. Her siblings are so supportive too. We got to have a nice visit with them that evening. After the temple we went to Chuck A Rama for dinner and took Michelle and Evelyn, Kendall and Todd and his fiance' Beverly , Lois and golden were there and De and Mary met us there too. It was a great day! The temple square was awesome to say the least. Before dark we went to the 10th floor of the Jos. Smith Mem. bldg and had a very luxurioius, decidant meal at the "Roof". It was fabulous. Yeah, costly too but oh well, it was almost our "last supper". Mary and De served us the real "last supper " before our mission and Kendall was able to be there too. It was great to spend that time with him. I didn't take enough pictures at the gathereings. Just caught up in the moment and spaced it!


Here we are at the MTC. What a great place. We are pointing to New Orleans on the map. The bkie riders are outside the buildings and the group are the welfare missionaries who are assigned to employment like us. One couple is going to Indonesia one to the Phillipines and one to Nashville Tennessee area whith a mission more like ours. We took all of our training together. They are amazing people and we enjoyed them, the Thompsons,from Utah, Lukes from Pheonix and Kinneys from New Jersey.


these pictures are from our visit to Welfare Square. the pictures of the starving girl who is 8 years old are the before and only 6 months after she began taking a supplement that is made at Welfare Square. It is cooked up like a cereal and is called ATMIT. It is just basically powedered milk enriched, oatmeal flour and a little sugar and salt for taste. This product can save a childs life. It has saved thousands of children and only takes about $10.00 to do so. The product they were using in Africa was no longer available because they lost their goats to draught and they were using goat milk. They asked the wefare center if they could make something so BYU did the research and came up with the formula. You can save lives by donating your money to Humanitarian Services and even better, go on a humanitarian mission.--The cheese is made and trimmed and the trimmings go to the Cathoic church along with the lunch meat and bread for a huge sandwich program they have where they will give anyone who asks a sandwich there at the "Church of madeline" I think it is called. Anyway, the Church from Welfare Square works closelly with the Catholics to feed the poor on this project. Welfare square smells like fresh bread and they served us fresh bread and peanut butter and jam and cheese at the end of our instruction there. Yum.