Hello from Canada. We have so much to tell you. I will start with the most tremendous news first. We taught our first discussion Monday evening. It was one of the most wonderful experiences of our life. This is how it came about. At church there is a young woman who comes. She is a member. Her husband often accompanies here. He is a terrific man. He is not a member but was raised Catholic so he has very strong family values and a good understanding generally. They have 4 children. One is a firefighter/paramedic, he lives in Thompson. The next child is a daughter, she is studying to become a doctor, and is attending BYU. Their third is attending University here as a freshman. And they have a bonus baby, a young deacon. Dad is a farmer. They have 1800 acres in the rural area of Oak Bank. They met at a BYU volleyball game where she was attending and he was playing on the U of Manitoba's men's volleyball team. He looks like Tom Selleck (Magnum, P.I.) only thinner. They have been married for 24 years now. She kindly said to him, "I am not pushing you, but I would like to prepare to attend the Temple (3 of their children are of marriageable or mission age) so I can attend with our children. She asked him if he would mind or did he want her to wait for him? He said "wait" and the next day she asked us to come and begin the discussions. We were thrilled, more then I can explain. Dad was cool and calm. I got really nervous just thinking how much this means to her and their 4 children. So I couldn't sleep Sunday night. Monday we drove out there, about a 1 hour drive. It was slow starting. Then we explained that we had never done this before and were a little nervous. He said great! That makes me feel better. Things picked up from there. We are invited back. The next discussion is on the Plan of Happiness. I am excited all over again. Hope I can sleep.
There are some people who think they can drink decaf and be alright. Then I mentioned to one, did you know that the 4 chemicals they use to cut the caffeine are all cancer causing? Yep, follow the prophet.
xoxoxoxoxo Grandma and Grandpa
Elder Skinner shinning dad's shoes before transfers