Friday, 28 August 2009
Sister Lelle and Elders Gaillard and Rodriguez arrive on the 17th August. They visit the Mission office for interviews with President Charles, and just get to look around. A trip to Souvlaki Kiffissia for a taste of Greece. They meet their companions and we visit Mars Hill. You can see them reading about Paul the Apostle from Acts Chapter 17. They are reading in greek and afterwards bear testimony in greek. I can only imagine that Paul our dear example is quite delighted with those who are following in his footsteps.
This group of missionaries came out 2 years ago. As they flew out of Salt Lake to get to their connecting flight to Athens they were filled with a desire to serve the Lord.
A film came on that was unsuitable, every single one of the 14 missionaries bowed their heads refusing to lift their eyes to the screen. After a while some members on board entreated the staff on their behalf and the film was switched off. God bless faithful missionaries. What a powerful sermon preached by these powerful young men.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
The city of ancient Corinth grew up on the northern slopes of the hill of Akrokorinthos, which acted as the fortified citadel of the ancient and medieval cities. We hiked, talked, laughed, and of course, ate. We enjoyed each other's company as well as the spectacular views.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Visited the Branch in Palio Faliro. It was particularly good to have Evi visit with us. She was called upon to speak and it was wonderful to hear the Greek language used with such passion and eloquency. President Charles and I also spoke first of all in Greek and then in our native tongue, so as to express more fully what was in our hearts. Evi expressed her delight in being able to sing the songs of Zion in Greek
The Branch is on the road to Piraeus and Glyfada. Daniel prepared a delicious lunch as you can see.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
What a glorious time. Our darling daughter Becky and her boyfriend Daniel pop in for a visit. We visited Delphi and made it to the top of the Roman ruins. You know what they say about mad dogs and Englishmen (go out in the noon day sun). Well we did, and lived to tell the tale. Daniel holding up his gyro (kebab) as big as his head. He ate and also lives to tell the tale.
Here we are again with the wonderful opportunity to share a meal with our departing missionaries. We have the honour this time to sit down with Elders Hanke, Heller and Carlberg. It is also a spiritual feast as we listen to their beautiful testimonies.