We started the day off early with breakfast at the Red Cross Recognition event. We were specifically thanked for our service over the past two years. It was a nice morning. From there we attended our weekly District Development Meeting with our 10 missionaries in our District. We had the opportunity to provide some input into the lesson as they spoke of planting seeds by taking the opportunity to talk to as many people as possible. Elder Gowans shared a story from his mission as a young man about how a seed had been planted with a young doctor who later joined the church when the time became right for him. It wasn't until 3 years later, but the seed did sprout and bore fruit.
During the afternoon, we worked on outlining our next Temple Prep class and Missionary Prep class. It took the entire afternoon to work up these two lessons, but we got them done. Now all we need to do is find time to work on them. We are also giving talks on Sunday in our Branch meeting. It will be a busy week.
This evening, we had a real nice dinner and evening with the Stock family. Brother Stock was deployed for a year from August of 2012 to August of 2013; we did a lot of service for the family and learned to love each of them very much.We will certainly miss them. Here is a photo of them: Brother and Sister Stock, Becca, Jonny and Jessica.