Our month started with the touring cast of the musical "The Book of Mormon" coming to The Hill Cumorah and Book of Mormon Publication Site. They began at the Hill with lunch and a tour and then off to the BOMPS. Those who took them on tour said they were very nice, polite and respectful. At our site meeting the next week we heard that one of the cast members did a "self-referral" to hear more about the Gospel and others stated that the "blue book" prop would never be the same. Who knows....maybe this visit made a difference in their lives.
This month several of the senior couples did a tour at the Everson Maple Syrup Farm. Our guide, Darryl, was great and very informative. We were shown how the trees are tapped, the sap cooked, and made into maple syrup. This farm does it the old fashioned way and does not use pumps to gather the sap, but rather they rely on gravity to gather it.
|Darryl, our guide|
|Tapping the trees|
On March 20, 2013, at our site meeting, we had an awesome surprise. Kuha'o Case was here visiting the historical sites with his grandparents. He is 15, blind, and plays the piano like you would not believe. When we enter the theater for site meeting everyone is usually laughing and talking because we are so excited to see everyone. That night we all sat quietly and listened to Kuha'o play and felt him bear his testimony through the piano. He is an amazing young man; I will never forget how I felt as he played.
This month we had to say good-bye to three terrrific sister missionaries....Sis. Park, Hausauer, and Hatch. They were all wonderful representatives of Jesus Christ. They will be missed here in the NY Rochester Mission and we wish them well as they return home.
|Sis. Hatch & Sis. Park|
|Sis. Park & Strouds|
Still cold here and we had snow right up to the last week of March. Hope Spring is right around the corner. I am ready for some sunshine and warmer weather....I did not say HOT weather, just warmer.