Susan was asked by the Temple Matron to tat a new altar cloth. She has been working all week developing the pattern and that is now complete. The picture below is 4 squares with a border. The finished altar cloth will be 12 rows of 5 squares each. She is now ready to begin to tat the real thing. She is excited.
Saturday morning we met with the Utica mission president, President Bullock and his wife. They counseled with us on the status of their branches and where they could possibly use us. Together we concluded the most likely match was with the Ogdensburg Branch about 50 miles northeast of Watertown on the St Lawrence seaway. He is now going to discuss this with District and Branch Presidents and get back to us with an assignment. We are awaiting that anxiously.
We decided to go up to the branch yesterday even without an assignment. We went with the Guthries who are also awaiting an assignment. It was a 3-1/2 hour drive one way from Palmyra. What a delightful visit it was. We forgot to take the camera so there are no pictures. The Sacrament meeting was primarly the Branch President and his wife, Elder and Sister Johnson saying goodbye. They are senior missionaries whose time has come due. They have been there for their entire mission and have done a great work. It was special to hear their comments and feel the love from the branch members. There was about 20 people in attendance and that is pretty typical. That included 3 couple missionary pairs and a couple visiting from Cedar City, UT(The Esplins). The Esplins live around the corner from Linda and Dale Edwards. Small world eh?
The Johnsons live in a nice home right on the seaway. Two sister missionaries share the missionary home with them. Elder and Sister Johnson go home in a week and a half and that is one of the reasons they need us there. Sister Johnson invited us to dinner so we were able to spend some time with them and learn about the branch. We are fairly confident that one of the two couples will be assigned there. Maybe both.
It was a beautiful drive. The leaves are starting to change. But it was all day long. We left at 6am and got back at 6pm.
Last Monday we went to dinner with Mike and Amber. She still likes him. We gave Sandy the phone number and email for Amber so she can communicate the family reunion information. If any of you want to contact her, see Sandy or email us.
Have a great week and we hope to hear from you.