Saturday, February 2, 2013

It has been a great day! This morning we set out to find two new soldiers and decided to begin our search down at the 447 BTL C company. We got into the building and asked if they had any new soldiers who had arrived yesterday, we were told no. So we decided to search some of the other companies who were close by. No luck.We went back to C company to find some of our other soldiers and did find 2 and were able to visit for a few minutes; on our way out we found one of the soldiers who we had been looking for, Brother Merryweather. We had the opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell him a little about what goes on in the Branch. He seemed to be a real nice fellow. We saw a couple more of our soldiers on our way out. Then we received a phone call and it was the other new soldier we had been looking for. He told us he was in the Ordinance BTL, we had not gone over there; so we hooked him up with Brother Thompson over there, so  hopefully they will be able to team up along with Brother Bailey and all come together.

From the Post we went up to enjoy an open house of Crepes and Cakes, a new bakery that was being opened up by a Sister in the Grovetown ward and her sister. The first 35 customers received a free cupcake.  We were the 5th and 6th customers in that morning. We each chose a yummy Blueberry muffin with a sweet crunchy  brown sugar topping.

From there Sister Gowans went to the chapel to practice the piano and Elder Gowans took the car in for an oil change. This is the 4th oil change we have done since arriving in Augusta. We have now just over 35,000 miles on the car; when we purchased it, it had 17,000 miles on it. The maintenance rep said it has a real clean maintenance record, the best he has seen.

After lunch we picked up the missionaries and went to visit the Escobido family. We had a nice visit with Brother Escobido as other family members were out for various reasons. From there we took the Elders up to Crepes and Cakes so they could try their delicious goodies. After which we took them to a 4 pm appointment out at the post to visit a new family. They have an 8 year old girl who wants to be baptized so mom who is a convert and dad who is not a member have agreed to have us teach her and we asked that they sit in and listen and participate. We will begin teaching tomorrow at 4:30 or so.

After this last visit we attended our the Grovetown ward missionary correlation meeting from which we all headed home to cook up some hot dogs and then off for our last visit with a new family in the ward, the Garland family; after we dropped the young missionaries off at their apartment. We had a real nice visit with the Garlands, they are both Navajo and have 5 lovely children.

So, this is how our Saturdays typically run. They are very busy, but wonderful!

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