|Elder & Sister Carter at Japanese ruins|
They came back later to play a rousing game of Catch Phrase where we all laughed long enough and hard enough to give our abs a great workout. We're pretty sure that Elder Dopp earned the award for the funniest response--and we'd share it, but it's one of those "had to be there" situations.
|Elders Fullmer & Malaise working on Sunday night dinner|
|Elders Gubler, Dopp, & Carter eating hearty|
This past week has been filled with more member visits, work for the branch, Seminary, and YM/YW. We had fifteen attend and collaborated well to help Daniel with a work project.
|YW with beautiful smiles!|
|Youth working together|
|Heat + humidity + hard work + missionaries = accomplishment!|
Speaking of work projects, we met with our district to help an investigator with her garden and then later in the week we drove to Babeldaub to help a member dig a septic tank hole. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the long drive into a pristine section of this beautiful country. The missionaries worked hard but came away knowing they had accomplished much good and enjoyed the physical change to their routine.
|Missionaries at work|
Friday evening the branch held a priesthood commemoration meeting where they roasted hot dogs and had a short program and enjoyed the fellowship of 14 brethren. A nice, modified Fathers and Sons activity.
|Elders Dopp, Fullmer, Gubler sweaty, but happy|
Mother's Day, May 12th, was awash in meetings. We started at 7:50 A.M. and wound up the time at the chapel around 5:30 P.M. Sister Carter played the piano for Sacrament Meeting and both of us talked. Sister Carter talked about "mothers who knew" from the stripling warrior story and Julie Beck's 2007 Conference talk and sneaked in the opportunity to talk about her mom. Elder Carter talked about our homes as a refuge and defense and gave several examples from our family too.
The six missionaries came to our home for dinner at 5:30, ate and enjoyed each other's company, then left for work an hour later. They are being blessed for their faithfulness--and so are we!