Sunday, September 27, 2009

The best of time & the worst of times

It will be the best of times.......
Mission reunion is just around the corner and we are excited!!!! October 2 5-8pm
Chapel at 200 N 200 E Orem, UT 84057
We are suggesting if you would like to help by bringing food here is your assignment:

**We are bringing enough pulled pork and buns to feed a small army.
**Senior Missionaries- Bring extra large pasta salad
**Sister Missionaries- Squares/Dessert of any kind
**Provo/Orem area- Bring fruit (any kind will do)
**Greater Salt Lake City- Green salads (Leafy or broccoli ... or any other kind)
**Logan area- Bring veggies please
**Rexburg area- Chips... lots and lots of chips

You can really bring anything you want. I still encourage healthy eating in case you can't tell. It would be great if everyone can help out in some way so you won't go away hungry. Also- if your region isn't listed here, it doesn't mean you are off the hook- bring whatever!

It is also the worst of times.

Elder Clayton Bruce Hanks passed away this past week. Our hearts go out to his family. The family is planning the viewing for Thursday (Oct 1) evening and the funeral will be on Friday (Oct 2). Detailed information will be in the Salt Lake Newspapers sometime this week.

Elder Anairon (AJ) Faust's parents were in a car accident last week. His father was killed and his mother is in Intensive Care in a Reno hospital. They won't transport her to Utah until she can walk and breathe on her own. There are still 8 children at home in Mapleton. AJ and his wife just had their second child about three weeks ago so his plate is full.

Please keep both of these families in your prayers.

Much of this information is on facebook, please rsvp for the CCM mission reunion event so we have some idea as to how many to plan for.

We love you all very much and you are all still in our prayers often. Keep in touch. President still doesn't have an office at BYU but he is back at work. You can reach us at (801) 225-8386; email and our address is 163 N 300 E Orem, UT 84057.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wow!!! September is here. October is just around the corner. Just to let you know we are planning a reunion. It will be Friday October 2nd at our church, 200 N 200 E in Orem. (The same place we spoke in church.) There is a BYU vs USU football game that night in Provo, so we are planning to meet at 5 pm, those that want to go to the game may leave at 7 pm. The rest can stay and visit, we'll see if we can get a broadcast of the game for those that want. We will send out an email later that will give more details as to what food we would like you to bring to share.

August went fast since we lost a week when Sister Priday's father passed away on the 18th. It was a great funeral, great to be with family and extended family. We are grateful he waited for us to get home, he had lived a full life and his health was deteriorating fast.

Weddings for September are Randy Nielsen & Jennifer on 11th of September and Nathan Mortensen & Ashley on the 12th.

It's been great to see many of you last month. President was able to fly to Dallas for the football game. Our son bought him tickets so he was there and enjoyed it immensely!!!! Elder Donaldson and date and Elder Matson and wife came to celebrate the win with Sister Priday. Thanks Elders. It helped ease her pain at not being with President.