We left the office for a couple hours on Labor Day to attend a barbeque at Hermana Medina's house. It was a perfect day for a picnic under the shade of a tree in her yard with her children and other ward members.
Early Tuesday morning, even before the crack of dawn, we were out in the garden along with the Balls helping Don plant the fall and winter crops. Those are snow peas along the trellis.
Tuesday at our weekly meeting, President Layton said, "We are fighting a war. The adversary is very active." He told us he was going to issue a challenge to all the missionaries to read the Book of Mormon in 65 days. He said the Book of Mormon was translated in 85 days, but the actual translating was done in 65 of those 85 days because of things that were going on. We are joining in the challenge. As we read, he suggested we look for and underline doctrines of Christ like faith, repentance, baptism, and the Holy Ghost
Wednesday night we ate at the Nation's (he is the High Priest Group Leader and she was just released a few months ago from seven years as the Stake Relief Society President) house along with the Spanish elders in our ward. The next evening we joined in the monthly potluck dinner at the clubhouse for the residents here at Scenic River Villas. FYI: we have yet to see a scenic river anywhere around here.
Saturday, on our "P Day" we went to Wasco for their 49th annual Rose Festival. Wasco is a small town about thirty miles northwest of Bakersfield where 55% of the roses grown in the United States are grown there. They had a fun parade and their lst annual car show in the park after. James loved that! There were even two blue '58 Chevy Impala's, but they were not as nice as ours. Then we took a bus tour out to the huge rose fields. The roses were so colorful and amazing!
I made two fleece blankets for Project Linus. The Community Make-A-Blanket day was the same day as the Rose Festival, so I just made them at home. James was so kind to model them.
THE LORD LOVES YOU AND SO DO WE!