pulls the plow across the ground and sends up another prayer, he says lord “I never complain, I never ask why, please don’t let my dreams run dry…underneath this amarillo sky”
So the lyrics to jason aldean’s amazing song sum up my week pretty well! LOTS of service!
We’ve been able to do some good old fashion hard work this week!….for the most part…:)
We got to work in the Calgary temple this week for about 3 days and it was UNREAL!!!!! It seriously was such a unique experience and one that definitely doesn’t happen often. We had to do a bunch of odd jobs. Everything from taking down scaffolding and carefully moving it out of the building, to climbing ladders and using my height to clean wood framing really high up, to cleaning crystal on the beautiful chandeleirs! It was really cool to go around the temple and see so many different places that we wouldn’t normaly see. We were able to go on the roof at one point and got to see the beautiful view of the valley! We also got to be at the base of the baptismal font and walk around the oxen and move scaffolding out of there. We also had the opportunity to work in cealing rooms and clean wood around the mural in one of the instructional rooms. We also were in the “guts” of the building dusting the plumbing and other pipes in the basement and higher up! EVERY inch of our temples is cleaned and accounted for! It’s so cool! I also had the amazing priveledge to work in the celestial room on the last day that we were there. They only needed one person in there with there shoes off to hand chairs to people in the hallway to take to another room. So I got to marvel at the beauty of the room and feel the spirit SO strongly for about 20 minutes. It was a memorable experience that I’ll never forget.
We also did a highway cleanup for about 9 and half hours on Saturday….I got a lot of sun haha We got to go out to the mountains to clean up the highway towards the end of the day and it was so beautiful! I can’t wait to go to Banff on one of these P-days! Anyways, it was really hot and tiring all day and when we were about 8 hours into cleaning up I told the group I was with (jokingly) “I’m just going to walk into the forest and die…” so I went into the woods shouting to all the bears that I was covered in honey and they could come eat me……and then I found a sweet elk shed!!! I came out of the forest holding it and everyone was SO shocked! haha Anyways. It was a really fun day but my back has been kiling from bending over and picking up so much trash!
That’s SO exciting for Jessie!!! I’m so proud of her! Everything is going to work out and I’m sure that she’s going to get some better offers in the near future! That makes me so happy to hear!
I think I’ll call at about 12:30? Does that work for you? I’ll check my email tomorrow because we have to do some survey. I was planning on skyping again if you guys want but we can just do a phone call if you want but I’m plannin on Skype so just tell me otherwise!
I love you all and can’t wait to see/hear you!