Saturday, June 29, 2013

Titensor Reunion

It was fun to attend the Titensor Reunion today in Woods Cross.  We haven't seen Ryan's relatives in over 13 years.  It's hard to believe it has been that long.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Our Jenkins Family Reunion

We have enjoyed visiting with most of our children today - two daughters and one son and families.  We met our tenth granddaughter for the first time - she will be one-year old soon.  Our son just got back from scout camp.


Lincoln Monument

This is the Lincoln Monument between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Lewis & Clark Center

We had a hot trip to Utah.  A point of interest at Nebraska City, Nebraska was the Lewis & Clark Center. 


Monday, June 24, 2013

Houston family


Is the famous Sam Houston of Houston Texas related to James Houston who owned the blacksmith shop at Haun's Mill, Caldwell, Missouri; and are both of them related to my ancestor Ann Houston (b. 25 Feb 1778 at Port Glasgow, Renfrew, Scotland, d. 19 May 1845 at Kilbernie, Ayrshire, Scotland and married to James Orr)? 

According to Wikipedia, Sam Houston may descend from Sir John Houston (abt. 1693-1722) of Houston, Refrew, Scotland.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Set apart

We were set apart today as full-time missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve in the Texas Houston Mission.  We have been assigned as member and leader support missionaries.  We will be serving in the Inwood Ward of the Klein Texas Stake.

Afterwards we attended a special broadcast session in the chapel of the Seminar for New Mission Presidents entitled "The Work of Salvation".

The journey begins...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Preach My Gospel

Been going through the online training and PMG today.  Met up with the elders for a teaching appointment.  Making good progress on my Book of Mormon reading. Hope to have completed reading it by time I get to the MTC.

Friday, June 14, 2013

An apartment is found

The mission office has found us an apartment in the same complex as the elders. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A busy week

It's been a very busy week. Had a small minor outpatient surgery last Tuesday (get stitches out tomorrow) healing very well.  Sent endorsed acceptance letters back to the First Presidency.  Went through Missionary Packet.  Mailed out Far West Ward envelopes to family contributors. Cashed out 401K. Got a missionary haircut (good for hot humid weather).  Found required missionary clothing for Ryan. Finally found required sturdy umbrellas for a decent price.  Getting financial affairs in order. Enrolled in health insurance. Finished responsibilities in planning the 2013 McBride Reunion (in August).  Started re-reading the Book of Mormon again (needs to be done by July 1st). Created a Profile on  Planned tentative travel itinerary.  Worked on a budget. Gathered supplies to take. Harvested strawberries. Taught lesson in Relief Society.

The mission office called today and said gave us our assignment. The mission office is scrambling to find us a place to live.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Called to serve in the Texas Houston Mission

We have been called to serve in the Texas Houston Mission.  We enter the MTC on July 1st.