Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hello from the UK

Dear friends and family,  What a crazy week we have had, Since going to the Portsmouth Stake Conference last weekend, we have travelled to Bournemouth and back, a 1 1/2 hour trip each way to interview missionaries, To Bristol and back, a 2 1/2 hour trip each way for interviews and last weekend a 3 1/2 hour trip each way to Plymouth for 2 days, to interview missionaries and talk at their 2 day Stake Conference, Yesterday we drove to Reading another 1 1/2 hour drive each way for their zone interviews and in-between 50 mile round trips to the mission office, our millage is now at 11,000 miles. We are bracing ourselves for this weekend, as we are having 4 Sisters and 4 Elders going home, which means a Temple Session early Saturday morning, then they go into London to see the sights, we usually go with them but this weekend is the Maidstone Stake Conference so we won't be able to go this time as we have speaking assignments, but we have begged off the evening Session because we will be having family home evening with the departing missionaries and we always have dinner with them,   Sunday we have to speak at the Maidstone Stake Conference, then President Millar has to do exit interviews with the departing missionaries, after which we will have another meal, which the office Sisters cook, have a Testimony meeting with the missionaries, then an ice cream social.                              
     Well that will take care of the departing missionaries, but then Monday they will leave for home and we will get the new missionaries coming from the Chorley MTC by bus, they should arrive at about 12 noon, We feed them a good lunch then President Millar will have to interview them and assign them to their new trainers, so the Temple Grounds and Visitors Center will be humming with the choice youth of the Church,  We then get the privilege of having our pictures taken with each one in front of the Christus. While the President is doing the interviews I will be helping the office sisters make sack lunches for the new missionaries and their trainers to take with them to their new areas.
  It's making me tired thinking about it, but it really is exciting and we are loving it, Early Tuesday morning we are leaving to go to Madrid Spain for 4 days 3 nights for the European Mission Presidents Conference, We will tell you all about it when we get back.   The trees are all changing and it is beautiful, but the leaves are falling faster than we would like, but we are loving it here,
      God bless, We love you all and miss you, You are always in our prayers, We hope everyone had a wonderful birthday this month.  President and Sister Millar

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