Sunday, May 18, 2014

This week in El Salvador...

This week we...
    Prepared on Monday for the rest of the week. After grocery shopping in the morning, Walt took his own blood pressure when we got back.  Most always he has me hold the stethoscope on his arm.
Then he took a nap...or tried to.  When we first came and he saw they had twelve pillows on the bed--ten of them decorative, he thought that was crazy.   
Then we had a great family home evening with Presidente Rafael Majano giving the lesson on Saints.
Romans 1:7
"...all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."

Romanos 1:7
 "a todos los que estáis en Roma, amados de Dios, llamados a ser santos:

Gracia y paz a vosotros, de Dios nuestro Padre y del Señor Jesucristo."
    Other scriptures he quoted about saints.
3 Nephi 27:3-8
 Doctrine & Covenants 114:5
Psalms 50:5
“Gather my saints together unto me; those that have
made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
 Acts 9:32

So throughout the ages, the Lord has called his
followers “saints.”
 May we be worthy to be called “a saint.”
Hna. Majano gave each sister a cute little doll on a pen, as a remembrance for Mother's Day.
They served donuts and Jamaica for the refreshments.
Tuesday through Saturday we served a temple shift from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
We had several receive their personal endowment in the temple, among whom were our dear friends and ward members, Herbert Castillo and Daniela Hernández.  They asked President Petersen to do their sealing on Friday evening.  Several of their close friends commented on how strong the spirit was in the sealing room.
   I didn't get a photo this week, but here is a photo of them on March 5 when we were with them at the Costa del Sol.
Saturday, March 17, after our 9:30-1:30 shift, we were invited to the Mother's Day celebration at the Reyes home.  It was for our ward Relief Society sisters and for the Saturday morning temple shift.  They are so generous, giving a gift to each one, and serving a delicious lunch.
They had also given a dinner for Herbert & Daniela on Friday night, May 16.
I received a prize for the most children--7, and the most grandchildren--33, with two on the way (due September and October).
I had forgotten she had asked everyone to wear something red in honor of mothers.
We had the sisters line up for a group photo.  We didn't get everyone one in.  I would guess about 50 were there.
Friday, May 16, our grandson, Michael Fisher, turned 11. Sounded like you had a fun birthday in Rexburg, Michael. 
Happy Birthday,
May 16, 2014
And Saturday, May 17, was the wedding anniversary of our son, Gary, and his wife, Kathy.  Hope you had a Happy Anniversary.
Today, Sunday, May 18, we were able to partake of the Sacrament as we renew our baptismal covenants to always remember Jesus Christ and keep his commandments. If we do our part, we are promised that we will be blessed.
We pray you have had a restful and peaceful Sabbath Day.
We are thankful to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  
And we are thankful to be here in this calling to help in the San Salvador El Salvador Temple.
When we look to the temple, our lives will stay in focus. Here's our temple last Monday morning at 5:30 a.m.
We hope you have a wonderful and safe week.   We are excited to have our grandson, Daniel, and his eternal sweetheart of four and a half months arriving tomorrow in San Salvador. 

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