It's funny how each week seems to have a theme. This week was one of economics and taking care of the practical things of life.
In our Provident Living class, everyone is either looking for a job or wanting to better their work situation. So we are having the LDS Employment missionaries give us presentations each week to further job skills, enhance resume's, and improve interview techniques—all practical knowledge needed to live in the real world. We are so grateful to these missionaries. They are very knowledgeable and really know how to present a lesson.
We have been visiting partially active families with cookies to invite them back to church.
We've found a grandmother who has a goal to get back to the temple. She's a third generation member of a native Tennessee family and wants to commit herself to the gospel again. We found a man whose wife died about a year ago who is planning to get to the temple to have her sealed to him - wonderful people with inspirational stories. It is really a blessing to be here.
We are working with several members who need to find employment. As we were dropping off resume's and applications the other day, I asked one young mother why she didn't bring her children to church. She said she didn't have any clothes for them to wear, and she hated to bring them in Levi cutoffs and tank tops with bare feet.
We went today to gather up some cute Sunday dresses. (I love shopping for little girl's clothes.) We found some darling little Sunday shoes also. That was a fun shopping trip. I like a break like that once in a while.
We have another family that has difficulty getting up in time for church. I leave PEC early and go pick up the boys so they'll be on time to pass the Sacrament, but sometimes the others are an hour late. I bought an alarm clock as a joke to hopefully motivate them.
They are a sweet family and we love them so much, we want them to gain a testimony of the gospel.
Life is good here and we love our work. Thanks for your prayers, love, and support.