Saturday, October 16, 2010

We are on the way to Pierre to go shopping. I’ll try to tell you about my last few weeks and not be too boring.

One Sunday night, all of us went out to one of the ranchers’ place for grilled hamburgers. Two of their kids, Seth and Lexie, to our school.

Two Saturdays ago, we single staff went somewhere near Sturgis to hike Bear Butte. It’s 1000 feet high, but the trail is about 2 miles long, so it wasn’t that hard of a climb. It was really fun, and the view from the top was incredible.

We’ve had some visitors in the last couple weeks. Elmer and Lois Zimmerman from Pennsylvania came to see Melissa. Frank and Ann Good from Virginia came to see Kristina. Eugene and Elaine Weaver were here last weekend – About every 3 months, an OBMM board member goes to each mission and checks up on things and interviews each of us. He told me in my interview that I’m fired. Ha. Not.

Last Sunday, I had 20 kids in the youngest Sunday School class! There were 49 people at church all together. The attendance has really been up – it is a definite answer to prayer and very encouraging. Pray with us that people would continue to come and that they would see their need of Jesus.

I continue to need your prayers as I teach. I used to teach kindergarten in the morning and first grade in the afternoon, but as of last week, I have both grades in the morning. This is very challenging and many times I feel so incapable.

Lord willing, Mr. Alvin and Mrs. Susie Byers will be here next weekend! I’m so excited – I’m ready to see somebody from home!!

The first thing we did when we got to Pierre was sing for an old lady from Cherry Creek who is in a nursing home here. We were expecting to just sing in her room, but we ended up having to sing out in the lobby where she was sitting. It was really awkward at first since we had such a crowd, and plus ended up having staff and everyone peeking around the corners at us. But they all seemed to enjoy and we actually had a lot us fun. We usually sing with all the mission staff, so it was fun to just be able to sing with us 3.

Well, that is all I’ll write for this time. If you want to know more about my life, you’ll just have to come see me J Thanks to each one who sent me mail – Mr. Dennis brings it to school, so that’s always a huge highlight in my day! Most of all, thank you for your prayers…sometimes I think I can actually “feel” people praying for me. That means so much and it’s making more of a difference than you will ever know. Love and miss y’all! God bless, Laura

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“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain; But He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.”