Information now and then about our comings and goings
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Well done, sweet Sis. Hall!!
On April 15, 2017, Jena officially completed her mission. Today in Church the Bishop had her come to the front to acknowledge that and give her her missionary plaque. She will be speaking in Church on April 30 at 9:00 at our Barber Acres Ward. Someone asked Jena what she was going to do after her mission and she said, "Talk in Church". Later she told me that we were going to have a "celebration". Yes, we are. We are very proud of her desire to serve as a missionary, her determination to do it when she was 19 and to serve for 18 months. How blessed we have been to enjoy her service with her.
Some pictures from her last days as a missionary:
These are the sweet ladies who served with Jena at the Church History Museum minus Judy, a Church Service Missionary who worked the most directly with Jena. She had to head out before the picture taking began but I understand that they have some pictures they are going to send us.
Here is Sister Hall, 18 months after her first picture by the Museum Store sign.
And of course, the beautiful spring flowers are everywhere around the museum and on Temple Square.
Wednesday, Jena is heading out for her last day at the DI.
This is the great group of people Jena worked with at the DI. She loved the DI and usually said that was her favorite thing to do. She worked hard there, sorting clothes and taking baskets of clothes to the laundry area. The first few weeks she usually took a nap when she got home. But she loved being part of this team. And we heard that she loved sox wars as well which occasionally would break out between the team.
Chad was one of her supervisors at the DI
At the sorting table at the end of her shift
One last shot outside the door.
This has been a great experience for her. Judging by the tears and sweet comments and notes she received from both the Museum and the DI, it was a good experience for those she worked with as well. We know that she has been an example of good and that Heavenly Father is proud of her service and her joy in that service.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you;
And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours." D&C 78:17-18
Toward what should we aim if not toward God? Andre' Gide
"get wisdom ....and with all thy getting get understanding."
Be good. Do good. Seek good.
My TOP TEN (fourteen) BOOKS OF ALL TIMES...and current reading
Book of Mormom Jesus the Christ
(no particular order from here) Heidi The Giver The Sneeches and other stories Hawaii The Gifts of the Sea The World's Greatest Saleman Elmry Gantry Ender's Game Tess of D'Urberyvilles Sense of Wonder The Good Earth The Secret Garden
"Can't Catch A Break", "Half the Sky" and "The Working Poor"--ball are excellent books that I have read in the past month for school. Talking about the problems of the poor in the US and one is about the issues facing women throughout the world (Half The Sky). I would recommend all of them! Life will change for you if you do.