|Val and Linda Currie Dec. 2014|
This week was also BIRTHDAY WEEK!!
We actually had two birthday parties this past week. The first was a week ago today and was for Sister Hoopes. She turned 65 so it was a big day. We invited the 6 office Elders and President and Sister Reeder. Then later, Sister Hoopes sent a text to the local Sisters (2 of them) and invited them but 4 showed up. We still don't understand the confusion but it was great to have all of them. Along with President and Sister Reeder, we had 14 of us in this little apartment. And, of course, Sister Hoopes had a BBQ dinner for all of them. We actually picked Sister Reeder up at 11:00 am at her home and then did some shopping and came
|Six Elders on our little couch.|
back to our apartment where the food was prepared. We had potato salad, hot dogs and hamburgers with home made buns; and chocolate cup cakes. We had a lot of fun and the Elders and Sisters hung around for a long time even though seating was very limited as you will see from some of the pictures.
The Elders were late getting there and we knew they were in the office as we had seen them so I went down to remind them of the time and they were all gathered around a desk talking about something. I said, "we were expecting you 15 minutes ago and the food is ready and sitting on the table. So come now or lose out because we already have more sisters than we were expecting." They were still another 5 minutes before they got there but they brought a big card which they gave to Sister Hoopes. I can only assume that they were there working on that card and that is why they were late.
Sunday we were in Buhi again for the dedication of their new chapel. We were met in the parking lot by the Area Authority from the 70 who was there to perform the dedication. There were many members who came from other Branches in the District to show their support. It was a beautiful day in a very beautiful setting.
These Elders (left) are in Bato - a small branch in the district. The Elder on the left is just new and is from Henderson, Nevada. We met him a week ago when he first got in the mission but
|Enjoying cookies from Sister Hoopes. Masarap!!!|
We wish the Currie family well and pray that they will be blessed with peace and comforted by the Holy Spirit through this difficult time. We understand the funeral service will be on Thursday of next week but that will need to be verified by anyone wishing to attend.