The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Replacement?

Wow we have both felt really strange today.  We get a call from a couple that want to take our place and wanted some information.  They had already talked to our institute coordinator and knew about our teaching assignments.  He is a seminary and institute teacher that has taught for 36 years.  We hung up the phone and both of us looked at each other in amazement.  We kept saying wow that feels so strange that people are wanting our mission especially when you still have 10 months left.  It is a little sobering.  We are not ready to move aside yet.

We taught our mothers today.  We always have a great class with them.  It always goes well in spite of the noise and confusion of the children. We had one dad that was a stay at home father while his wife worked.  They are being moved to Texas.  We will really miss him.  He has add a special dynamic to the class.

We got our shopping done and got home to start the washing and get some dinner before coming back to the Barlow.  We were here before 8:00 a.m. today so that Elder Anthony and Susana could learn what to do to maintain the new boiler before we had to leave to teach.  We are still here  and it is 8:30 p.m. so I don't know how long they will go. We have a young professional group in and we have to be here while they use the building.  We haven't been home this week before 9:30 so it is just another 13 hour day.


2 comments:

  1. Even though it's hard to hear that someone will someday take your place, for me, it was even harder to train someone and leave them with something I felt was "my calling," something that I finally felt I had mastered. You know the new people will go through a training and learning curve just like you did and you feel jilted that while you are at your best that you have to walk away and just be thankful for the opportunity you had. It's very humbling.

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  2. That is pretty crazy that people are calling you about your mission already. You are lucky that you had the opportunity to serve there.

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