|How long does it take 2 Tongans to change a flat tire? Less than 10 minutes! That screw stuck in the tire was huge and these Elders moved that tire as if it were a toy. Elder Feil just tried to stay out of their way and help them to feel appreciated!|
On to Temple day - we are fast approaching the time when we will not see them and we find great joy in just taking their pictures and enjoying their fun personalities and great spirits!
You can always tell the newest missionaries - they are so hungry, they will not put down the food even for a picture! The "olders" have learned to fast better. :)
|A portion of the Beaches Zone! From Tonga to Taiwan and USA to China. How amazing that they all come together to serve the Lord and invite others to come to Christ.|
These are the Sisters of the Beaches Zone with their Zone Leaders. Can you find the Australians? Or maybe the missionary from Guam?
Back to the Birds - there were 4 eggs in the nest but only 1 hatched. The Grounds Keepers finally had to remove them this week because they did not hatch. So sad. But the only child is doing well and growing fast!
Sister Sheen worked hard in the kitchen and we were the happy beneficiaries of her knowledge and skills. The food was delicious and the company was great.
Do these old guys really know how to play this game? Who won the honor to start and who won? Those are secrets that will only be told around the campfires when we return!
The kitchen is where the real action is happening. It was a wonderful evening with good food, fun, photos and conversation. The young sisters joined us (below) after completing a busy day spreading the gospel. We also enjoyed the company of a member of the temple committee from Salt Lake who was working on the Sydney Temple. He had quite the conversion story to share with us and inspired all of the senior missionaries to feel good about their efforts. We will share when we get home - it is a little too long to share here.
Flat Stanley got into the action with the Harbour City Zone. He doesn't realize that he's surrounded by some very wonderful missionaries who have his back! A zone leader's little sister sent Flat Stanley, and because we can travel more than the zone leader, he came with us for the day.
|An old church in Milson's Point. We thought the steeple was unique.|
|The ever present and uniquely designed Sydney Opera House, with the city as a backdrop, always attracts photographers.|
|Boats of all kinds use the harbour for enjoyment and service, such as cruises, ferries, water taxis, etc. This is the view looking down from the bridge.|
|This is our 3rd trip up the pylon but we never tire of taking others to enjoy the view. A nice local lady offered her services as the photographer.|
There's always a variety of good food available at The Rocks. Plus, on this day the theme was Choco-Fest. We were able to watch artists at work making a variety of chocolate treats.
|Although it may be hard to believe, we did sample a few of those chocolate pops. Elder enjoyed blood orange/chocolate and Sister had pineapple/chocolate. There is always something happening on Saturday at The Rocks.|
|We enjoyed a meal with the Elders after our usual block of church meetings in Mount Druitt. This was a sort of meal on wheels! It was prepared by Sister Feil and enjoyed by each of us present.|
|After which we kept on driving west to Penrith for our missionary fireside. Sister Feil was able to play the piano for one of the Elders who sang.|
Smiling faces of these Sisters reminds us of the joy of serving the Lord. At the fireside we had the opportunity to hear great messages, music and meet nice people. And we enjoy conversations with the missionaries.