Monday, May 4, 2015

Elder Garvin in Idaho

Today Andrew (Elder Garvin) was able to write home (by email) as it's a Preparation Day or 'P-day' for short.  They do laundry, shop for groceries, clean house (hopefully) and...prepare for the week ahead.

These photos are from a service project they helped with - in sprinkler installation and digging trenches or something.  I'm sorry I don't have all the details.

Digging Sprinkler Trenches
He was so thrilled to find a wheel-chair-mobile that Brother M (name protected) :) had in his garage.  Andrew loves this member and this member is amazing to the missionaries.  Anyway, he had made this mobile for he and his wife to use in the grocery store.  Andrew thought it was the neatest thing he'd ever seen.  :)

So, as I decide what to do with this blog - and....it's mostly our family stuff right now (saving photos for posterity's sake) I'm posting these from today. 

I LOVE having a missionary out.  I can't think of any better blessing for him or for our family.

When the Lord asks us do serve Him - He always blesses us much more than we give to Him.  I'd encourage all to serve Him.  His wages are the riches of eternity and peace and joy in this life. 

Helping fix sprinklers
In the 'cool' wheel-chair-mobile

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Family Photo

Before Andrew departed:
Nov. 2015

This photo is mostly for our family history.  :)
I'm still trying to decide what to do with this blog.   :)


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Missionary Andrew in Nampa, Idaho

Well, it's been a while since I've posted on here.  I'm trying to figure out what to do with all my sites and how to maintain the bigger ones.  :)  I've neglected this one but...today will post about my son, Andrew, who is serving in the Idaho, Nampa Mission.

He loves it.  He loves the people and the area and his companions and all he is learning. Yes, it's hard work and yes, they tire sometimes.  But, they press on with their daily studies, prayers, work, visits and teaching people the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Their goal is to bless, uplift and strengthen and bring souls unto Christ.

Missionaries have a Preparation Day on Mondays, 'p-day' as they call it, to do laundry, shop for groceries, write home to their families, and get some miscellaneous things done that are needful for the rest of the week.

I LOVE his letters home.  They inspire me, teach me and....help me to know more about what a good person he is.  He has opened his heart more as he's served and it's sometimes 'blown us away' (as my daughter said) to see his growth as he forgets himself and seeks to serve and love others.   Oh, what a gift it is to be in the service of the Lord (which all of us can do in different ways during our different seasons of life).

Anyway, here are a few photos from their past few weeks.  Mostly photos are taken on p-days so they don't always reflect the rest of their 'normal' week.

I'm documenting this for him so.....you may or may not want to see.  :)

They helped a gal change her tire (this is a message from member who told them she was in need)

Words of advice from Panda Express  :)

Elders with church member Bro. Marshall who is SO good and helpful to them!

Nice Reminder from Someone

Elder Garvin's Nametag (these are truly meaningful to missionaries!)

Beautiful Nampa Sunset

A really special note for the missionaries!

Service Project Day.....

My son loved this!  So do I!  :)

A Road in Nampa