We spent another afternoon this past week working on the landscaping at the chapel. I completed the weeding and digging up of the flower beds and Maurene started thinning out and weeding an area where there were a bunch of bushes. Unfortunately there were bushes with lots of nasty thorns on them and she has the scars to prove it. She was digging out thorns from her hands for a few days. But there has been an improvement in the appearance of the chapel and we are happy about that.
We had our district meeting on Tuesday morning and it is a plus to have the Reimers who serve in Galway as part of our district now. All of the missionaries participated in presenting during the meeting and it was very enjoyable. The Reimers brought lunch, chill and corn bread, which was great and we provided the dessert.
There are lots of trees and bushes in bloom here right now as spring has arrived in full force. There is a clematis type vine in our backyard that has bloomed and can been see right out our dining room window. The trees in bloom here, mostly pink, are starting to loose their blossoms that are still beautiful as they fall to the ground.
We drove the sisters out to Bruree again this week for an appointment with a woman there who is taking the lessons. It was a good lesson and we always enjoy the opportunity to teach with the young missionaries. We had not as much success with YSA activities this week. We only had one student show up for our Institute class on Thursday which was disappointing and also only one YSA showed up for Family Home Evening on Sunday, that has never happened before.
This past Sunday was Mother's Day at home so the missionaries were able to Skype or FaceTime home to talk with their families. We had Elders Taylor and Trease over to our place after church for dinner and then set them up with our laptops to be able to have a chat with their families. It went really well with no technical problems and we enjoyed having them over. Maurene was also able to have a chat with some of our children also in the evening which was great.
There was a celebration here in Limerick last week called Riverfest. We didn't attend much of it but when we were downtown we walked around some of the vendors and took some photos. Here are a couple of them that Maurene particularly enjoyed.
This is the blog of Elder Tom and Sister Maurene Wilson of our mission to the Scotland/Ireland Mission.