But anyway catching you up to date....
Last P day we were at the Girard's all day long. Helping them with washers and dryers. In the afternoon we went golfing and I had another awesome time driving the golf cart around and atving with it. then we had a pretty regular week. The Girards fed us multiple times last week. Other than that it wasa pretty regular week. But on the night that we left the Girard's, I cannot remember what day, I had a feeling that we were going to have a deer jump across the road in front of us. Well as we pulled out of the Girards drive way and onto M46 there were some wicker chairs that came out of no where that were just sitting in the road. E. Jacobsen slammed on the brakes and swerved around them. We pulled up and off the road and flagged down a St. Louis PD CVPI. He pulled over and turned his lights on, we ran down and threw the chairs into the bushes. While the officer ran up the road and threw some more off. I told him to have a safe night and we were again on our way. While we were recovering from having our life flash before our eyes, Driving down river road, a couple of flipping white tail deer came sprinting across the road in front of us. Again E. Jacobsen slammed on the brakes. Long story short we lived to proselyte another day.
So one night we were at Darnel's place and he was sharing some DEEP things that he was going through, and that he had been thinking of. The White handbook says to be in the apartment no later than 9:30pm, well that night we did not make it back until 12:30am. So when we got back and the lights in the 1st floor were still on. We thought it to be odd. The next morning we got an phone call from the assistants, they were wondering why we were out so late. WE KNEW IT. The senior couple had waited for us to get home. Then they proceeded to tattle on us. When the assistants asked for a reason, I told them this; "Do you see the Savior walking out on someone in there time of need, just because it is bedtime? I don't. I for one am not going to make it a habit to stay out late. But I am NOT the kind of person that just gets up and leaves when someone needs help. And I will gladly with honor do it again if I have to." They didn't have anything to say after that. Then I told that to the senior couple, then also to President Hess. Did any of them have anything to say to it? NO. Why because they knew it was the right thing to do. And that was the end of that.
On Memorial day weekend it was the Highland Festival at Alma College. We talked to over 250 people. And also helped Darnel with his booth. I got scarlet arms after but it was fun. We watched the Highland Parade and took lots of pictures. You will have to check them out on the website. They may or may not be posted by now but keep an eye out. Then on Monday the City of St. Louis had a Memorial day parade, where again I took a lot of pics. They had a memorial service for fallen servicemen and women on the bridge and had a 21 gun salute. A member's grandfather was in the parade he was 92 years old and served in WWII. HONOR THE FALLEN
LAND OF THE FREE. BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE
Then today we have trade offs. Elder Mann is down here in Alma with me and I will go up to Harrison at the end of the week. But today we went and saw sis. Muncaster and found her brother on familysearch.com and found out he was baptized. She was over joyed. I was happy to be a part of that happiness. (Her brother was a San Antonio Police officer, and was shot and killed 40 years ago.) The joy that was on her face has made the efforts more that worth it.
Well I hope you all have a safe week. and May God bless you in every aspect of your lives.
Elder Cody Grant Fairbanks