Wednesday, March 9, 2016

We March Forth!

Missionaries get set up for a picture at Zone Conference
We got to attend Zone Conference for the Hyde Park, Canterbury, and Romford Zones. We didn't get a copy of the group picture so quickly snapped a selfie.  The Zone Conference was wonderful! We love getting to know the elders and sisters. They are each unique and special. We love each one of them.

We were able to attend the whole day of meetings. We heard beautiful music, talks and testimonies of Jesus Christ, studied the scriptures and received training and counsel from President and Sister Stevens, the assistants to the president, zone leaders, and sister training leaders. We appreciated hearing the comments and insights from the elders and sisters attending.

We were encouraged to read from the New Testament the accounts of the Saviour's last days on earth, His great sacrifice, and resurrection. As we prepare for Easter Sunday, we will study those precious verses in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We invite all to come unto Christ.

Leap year day! Wow, every four years we get February 29.

Tuesday, March 1st was the start of a new system of recording visitors to the centre. Now we have a daily log that all write in. We make notes about the tours we give and it helps to remember those amazing people that come in and the little miracles that happen each day.
Tuesday Prep Day went to see the newly opened exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum: 1600-1805 Europe. Stradivarius Violin 1699! Dan replaced the tetoncam camera and got it almost working.
Watched “Tim’s Vermeer” documentary about man who tried to paint a Vermeer, so therefore, we looked up the Vermeer paintings in London and went to the National Gallery to see two of them Wednesday morning. Beautiful!
Thursday, Fire Safety training at the HPChapel. Dan’s 34th birthday!
Fire safety instruction behind the Hyde Park Chapel

Friday, meet John and Diane Tippetts (we share 5 grandchildren!) at Buckingham Palace changing of the guard, walk through St. James’s Park, see daffodils and varieties of birds, Horse Parade Ground, Whitehall Road, 10 Downing Street, Phone booths and catch the tube at Westminster Abbey. We met them again at church on Sunday. Lovely to be with them! Sing outside the VC and then again impromptu singing in the evening at end of our shift, Pat on guitar, Sisters Wai and Hannig and other elders and new member and investigator.
Our guest cards for the Easter initiative feature this Carl Bloch painting. 
Saturday, 8 a.m. training about the new Teaching Center Online process, Linda off to check on mission violin near Edgeware Road tube stop and Pat doing computer things. Evening shift was so busy from 3 to 7 p.m. one tour after another. It was great fun! 7-9 very quiet, a chance to process the lovely day.
Impromptu singing Friday night at the VC.
Sunday, play organ, piano in Relief Society, accompany rehearsal for Stake Choir, 1-5 shift, great tour and one referral of mother, grandmother, and three daughters from South America living in London, rehearsal of string group for Easter Devotional. Three violins, one cello and one fine classical guitar player.
Mike Vincent and Pat visit the Saul Leiter photography exhibit

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