HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We had today off. I have decided to try and make an entry each month in my blog. If something exciting happens, I will try to make an entry for that day.
We started this new year off with lunch at the John Harmer home with Elder & Sister Fuller. The Fullers know the Harmers from the Palmyra Ward. We know the Harmers through their son Kiehl. Kiehl served his mission in NC and served in our ward. When the Harmers came out to pick him up, they had dinner in our home. It was good to see them again and a great way to start off the new year.
We served every Monday afternoon with the Yearsleys at the Book of Mormon Publication Site. It has been great working with them and getting to know them better. Elder Yearsley has such a great sense of humor; he is always joking around.
This month we had the privilege of having Bro. Rand Packer visit us; he spoke and our site meeting and at Historic Palmyra and then did a fireside at the Palmyra Stake Center. Bro. Packer is the author of "A Lion and a Lamb", the story of Willard & Rebecca Bean, his grandparents. The Beans were asked to serve a 5-year mission here and live on the Joseph Smith farm. Bro. Packer's mother, Palmyra Bean, was born here while they served. That five year mission turned into 25 years and they did much to help with the relationship between the town of Palmyra and the church. Wonderful meeting and great book.
|Elder Searle, Bonnie Hayes, Rand Packer|
|Searles, Pres. Christianson, Bonnie Hayes, Packers|
Having Bro. Packer here for a few days has certainly been the highlight of this month. He is a very humble man and a wonderful speaker.