We got a phone call from Sister Donaldson on Tuesday asking us if we would put together the lunch for everyone at Zone Conference on Thursday. So we enlisted the help of the Reimers from Galway and put together chicken burritos for the lunch. We did the shopping on Wednesday and spent most of the zone conference getting the food ready and cleaning up after lunch was over. We got to sit in on a little of the conference at the end when the cleaning up was done. One of the highlights of the day was the opportunity to see and have a visit with Sister Muller. She gave us a beautiful card expressing her love for us and we truly do love her. There is a special bond formed with some of the young missionaries and she is at the top of the list for us, a wonderful missionary and person.
We were thinking the other day that it seems like all of our children, except one, are moving while we are on our mission. This past week Kailey and Caleb moved into their larger new home and we are so happy for them although we certainly wish we could have been there to help. Their new place was less than clean so they had a lot of extra work to do and it would have been nice to have been there to help out.
I started off Saturday at the Parkrun as usual and enjoyed it. It is such a beautiful spot to run at the University campus and I especially enjoyed the trail along the river. The icing on the cake was that I did another personal best. It has been a few weeks since that happened and I thought I would not do another one so that was great!
Later on Saturday we attended a District Council meeting at the church and then the Institute graduation which was held that afternoon. Just about the whole council meeting was devoted to the YSA program and especially how we could get more of the YSA to attend Institute classes. It was a good discussion and they have some plans to move the Institute and YSA program forward and I hope it happens, there is so much potential in the district. The graduation went really well and we had four of our students here in Limerick receive course completion certificates for the two courses that we taught this past year.
On Sunday I got some nice treats for Fathers Day from Maurene and I especially loved the great bagpipe key chain. We also had a great FaceTime chat after church with Corey and Julie, which was early in the morning in Calgary. On Sunday afternoon we travelled out to a hotel at Castleconnel, which is about a half hour drive from Limerick. We met up with Barb, a cousin of Maurene's who is on a tour of Ireland and Scotland. It was nice to be able to meet with her and for Maurene to have a visit.
This is the blog of Elder Tom and Sister Maurene Wilson of our mission to the Scotland/Ireland Mission.