Thursday, February 21, 2008

Missionary Update

Elder Garlock is doing great in Sacramento. He was just recently transferred (one ward over, same district), his new companion is the Elder on the far right. I don't know what the "Forgotten District 08" means? Any guesses? From his last letter here are a few questions he answered:
Q. Who are you teaching?
A. Currently we have this great family of 5 who looks promising. We also have gotten a few referrals that we are excited about.
Q. What is your favorite lesson to teach?
A. I love the lesson we teach after the Restoration. It is about the blessing of church and such. It gets them excited and prepared to come to church.
Q. What is your favorite scripture this week?
A. Romans 4:16
Q. What has the spirit taught you this week?
A. I was reading in Romans 2:19 and reflecting on the concept of light. I thought of my patriarchal blessing that said, "I am to go forth and be a shining light". I reflected on my mission and life and saw how that has been and the way God has prepared me.
Q. How did you grow spiritual from being sick?
A. While I was sick 3 people were baptized in the wards we were working with. It surly wasn't from my companion, and me since I was in bed coughing up mucus. It taught me that I can't do it without God, but he can do it without me.

He also shared a sweet experience he had with a part member family who they started teaching the little girl to preparing her for baptism. Soon, the whole family was being taught. The father is now preparing to be baptized and receive the priesthood so he can baptize his little girl on March 22nd.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Jay's trip to the hospital

  Thursday, the day of President Hinckley's viewing all the nurses from the Church office building were at the Conference center due to the large crowds coming to the viewing.  When Jay felt dizzy and made his way to the nurses station, no one was there to help.  Upon seeing the immediate need for some medical attention someone was called over.  After an examination, and the fact that the dizziness and nausiousness wouldn't stop, a call to 911 was placed.  An ambulance came and took him to the LDS  hospital emergency room.  The last time Jay was admitted to a hospital was when he had his tonsils out when he was 8 years old. He's a pretty healthy guy considering that he eats broccoli and squash for breakfast!  After  3 hours of taking test, waiting for the results he was released to go home with a prescription for the dizziness and a suggestion to see his local physician. The cat scan and MRI came out clean.  No tumors or strokes.   On the way home I asked if they used the siren to transport him and he said, "No."  We both thought of Amber driving the ambulance in Dutch John.  
     The follow up visit with an eye, ear, throat, nose specialist didn't offer a clear diagnose.  Some theories are:  a virus that has to run it's course, meniere's disease, vertigo.  We just need to watch it over time and he goes back in 3 months.  

Bradley's driving ALONE!

Bradley is the proud owner of a Utah Drivers License.  He passed the driving test at the DMV with a 97%.  He's enjoying the freedom of driving himself to school, LaCrosse practice, church and school activities.  No friends for 6 months.  He's getting lots of experience driving on snowy roads this winter.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

1/2 marathon

    To escape the cold weather in Provo, Jay and Lisa ventured down to St. George and ran the 1/2 marathon in January.  They enjoyed the 50 degree weather, a little shopping, and eating out.  They came home with a little sun on their faces and ready to face the rest of winter.  Lisa placed 2nd in her age group.  They both broke their own records and had a fantastic time.