Sunday, February 5, 2012
Sister Spens helped out by making cinnamon rolls for the missionaries for breakfast. Thursday late in the afternoon we went to dinner with the other CES couple the Schindler's and then attended the Anchorage Temple that night. On Friday we had CES training at the Anchorage institute however the 20 minute commute to the institute because of the heavy snow turned into over an hours commute. The training was also shortened because of the heavy snow so as to allow all participants an early start for their commute. Several of the missionaries were snowed in at the mission home and were not able to leave for their areas until the weather lifted and the roads were better on Saturday. It was wonderful to be able to spend time with them and feel their enthusiasm and spirits.
The "general authority" room pictured above is where we always stay when we are at the mission home in Anchorage. We are told that it has that name simply because of all of the general authorities that have stayed in that particular room while visiting in Alaska. It is simply a nice room in the mission home.
On Friday night we attended the temple again along with the Wrigley family including Mallory who will leave this Tuesday for her mission in Brazil. The first of the week we spent in Delta Junction with the Wrigley family and visited the early morning seminary class pictured above. We continue to enjoy our work here with the institute and the early morning seminary. We have made so many wonderful friends and have come to love the YSA as if they were our own children or grand children.
Elder Spens and Sister Spens