We just realized that we didn't post a blog for Friday the 11th. Friday afternoon, we took Elder and Sister Morris to visit Brother and Sister Criswell; he is the POC for the Martinez Ward. They have now visited all the POCs in all the wards that we have a POC for, save one. They will have to arrange with him a time to visit and get together. After our visit with Brother and Sister Criswell, we felt impressed to stop in and introduce them to Sister Barrett. Her husband is in the Navy and as of this month, his assignment will change from shore duty to sea duty. He will become a sub rider. A sub rider is not attached to a submarine crew, but rather is assigned to accompany a crew as a linguist or an analyst. They will stay in close contact with her; she is due with a baby in just 3 months, probably about the time he pulls his first sea tour. From there we went to visit and say goodbye to our dear friend, Brother Derouen. We hope that Elder and Sister Morris will be able to put their arms of love and fellowship around Brother Derouen and bring him back into full activity in the church.
We had a good group turn out for our institute class; we discussed the Articles of Faith, it was our final lesson. We will miss this special evening. We are so happy for Elder and Sister Morris and all the grand experiences they will have. We will miss this wonderful mission!