August 29, 2010
Hello from Mt Gambier!
We had a fun Ward activity on Saturday. It was based off of the television show “Master Chef”, but since we are not masters we called the activity “Mediocre Chef”. It was fun, we cooked pancakes, fish and prawns in separate rounds. I had to do a pressure test and make a dessert called hedgehog. I’m not going to lie it looked like cow pie but, it tasted the best out of the other three competitors in this test. But i guess in this show the presentation matters so i lost. We even had a celebrity chef. This guest cooked in the Olympics in Sydney back in 2000. She went one on one with a member of the church, Emma Bamford, to cook this meal, the judges didn't know which dish was whose, blind test pretty much. The judges agreed that this dish was better, it was Emma’s! She actually beat the Celebrity chef. We had three non members at the activity and two less actives. So it was a good evening.
We had a good church service as well. We didn’t have any investigators at church but we had some less actives that haven’t come to church in multiple years. One sister came back after a three year absence. And one other sister for the first time in Ten years! I have been high up on the Atonement lately so i taught it in the Gospel Principles class, it was a good lesson.
The Sister who came back to church for the first time in ten years was invited by our Ward Mission Leader to the Fireside later that night, and she came! She even brought her 3 children. They are aged 25, 16, 10. The two youngest might not be baptized. I couldn’t tell you their names but their last name is Morris. They have been invited also by our Ward Mission Leader to have tea with them on Saturday and we will be there as well. This family was a “lost sheep”. They were less active in Brisbane when they moved to Mt Gambier and the church didn't know where they moved to. But the spirit worked on this Sister and she took up the courage to come to church all on her own. So that was pretty cool. The oldest son remembers going to Seminary back in the day.
Today is the last day of the month of August, we are assigned a certain amount of Kilometres a month while traveling in our car. We haven’t gone to Adelaide this whole month so we are loaded. We have like 700 extra Kilometres that will go wasted. So we decided for P-day we are going to drive to Naracoorte and see the popular “Naracoorte Caves”. I suppose this will be once in a life time opportunity so it should be fun.
Going to go now.
Love you all heaps