Sunday, October 11, 2015

This week we had a "mini" couples outing with Pres. & Sis. Checketts to the Blue Mountains and Julolan Caves.  It was a really fun day with about 14 of us together.  The drive through the Blue Mountains and valleys was amazing.  We saw lots of kangaroos along the way and at one point two hopped onto the road, one just crossing in front of us and the other literally hopping beside the car and and one leap over the fence.  The caves were pretty cool and located in a very European setting.

So Sis. Checketts, Wileen and I all showed up in our "amazing" Sydney sweatshirts.  Someone has good taste.......

Last Monday was Labor Day here so we went out for a Ferry ride to Watson Bay.  It is about 30 minute ride out of Sydney Harbour.  It was such a fun place with a beautiful bay on one side and steep cliffs overlooking the ocean on the other.  The Ferrys are so fun to ride because the ride to and fro are also amazing.  We hope this is "enticing" those of you contemplating a visit.

The white boat is like the Ferry we were riding and of course we come in and out under the Sydney Bridge.  A bit of paradise.

And just so you might not think we are on a mission.......
We had a wonderful week of activities.  Monday is always fun with FHE and the young adults do such a superb job teaching and planning the activity and treats.  We usually have about 30 attending.  We watch conference this weekend here and they had it in English/Australian (haha), Chinese and Korean.  We had a pretty good number both days and Sat ordered pizza for lunch between and Sunday we had a nice lunch prepared by the R.S. between sessions.  It is so amazing to listen to the  conference messages as a missionary as I felt so many of them were personal and pertinent.  Some of my most favorite thoughts were:
We must see others through a parent's eyes (Heavenly Father's).  This expands our perspective and enables us to serve as true followers of Christ.
God's laws are a manifestation of His love for me and my obedience is my manifestation of my love for Him.
When you can't do what you've always done, do that which is of most importance.

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