Sunday, February 24, 2008

February Updates

We can’t believe another month is almost gone. We missed Valentines Day. We are working hard and making progress with our investigators. We are learning a lot and learning we have a lot to learn. We will have a baptism within a couple of weeks. We had a great mission teleconference with Elder Sybrowsky and will be flying to Adelaide for a Mission conference with Elder David Bednar on March 12th.
We finished the transcripts we were working on for some Gospel Principles DVDs. They will be in simple English and the main Aboriginal language. That way the members can get and give instruction when they are out bush and the missionaries aren’t available. The new members are very faithful and setting an example for all of us when it comes to humility, turning their lives around, and sharing the Gospel with others.

The weather has turned quite nice (hope it lasts). There’s a cool breeze blowing through our windows and we’ve decided we would definitely choose this weather over the hard winter in Utah. Elder Shumway beat the other elders in bowling on preparation day, but Mark one of our wonderful investigators beat them all. Since there has been no further racquetball, he’s still undefeated. We have stayed healthy and Sister Shumway can nag her children from 9000 miles away.
We continue to count our blessings and see the hand of the Lord in our lives and the lives of so many others. We are grateful for your love and support. Here is a beautiful Alice sunset(especially for Grandma Gibby)and a pleasant Alice day for you.


Lisa said...

Thank you for that update, the sunset is beautiful! Sounds like dad's teaching those missionaries a thing or two when it comes to competition. : )

Autumn said...

Jim..don't you think you should let those poor homesick missionaries win sometimes??? -It looks so beautiful there! Loved the picture of the sunset! Keep up the good work!

Arah Debra said...

Beautiful sunset! Did you remember to think about Grandma Gibby? Way to show those boys dad!

Updates From The Outback said...

Arah, it's so funny that you mentioned Grandma Gibby because I really was thinking about her when I posted the picture. She's always said to think of her when we see a beautiful sunset, and I do. So anyway, I went back in and changed the blog to say the sunset was especially for her.