It's March in Michigan and although the pond outside our apartment is still mostly frozen over, the sun is shining and there's a hope of Spring...so, we had our first meal on our wonderful little deck! No table, folding chairs for our seating, but we had a great time.
Elder Sheffield and Elder Hurst are the Assistants to the President who have been so kind to us and helped us get oriented to Michigan life, led us home from Zone Conference, helped us get furniture for our apartment, and much more. We think they are amazing!
Elder Staley and Elder Mineer are serving in the St Johns Branch, where we also serve. They live about 10 minutes away from us and have been our guiding light as to how missionaries here do anything/everything. We have them to our house for dinner and anything else we can think of as often as we and they can. They've become our substitute kids and we love them to death!
We took a break from our labors for a few hours and went to the Maple Syrup Festival in one of the little towns not too far away. It was a fun few hours learning where maple syrup comes from.
Another little town, another short diversion...antique car show!
These are the senior missionaries we get to see frequently: Elder and Sister Peterson serve as CES missionaries on the campus of Michigan State University here in Lansing. Elder and Sister Goodfellow are training us in the Mission Office.
Elder Stock and Elder Lovett are also currently serving in the Mission Office, along with their normal missionary responsibilities. They're great and keep us laughing and having fun every day.
Elder Hurst and Elder Meeker are the current Assistants to the President. They brought balloons and poster to celebrate the wonderfulness of the office missionaries. So fun!