Saturday, December 15, 2007

Word spreads fast

When we moved to Leonard we joined our new ward in Bonham. As you can imagine, this far out of the city the wards are pretty far in between. The Bonham ward was only recenlty made from a branch into a ward (a branch is a really small congregation). Coming from a place with a large LDS community, I have to say I was a little scared and apprehensive about moving into a small ward. There is the prospect of big important callings, and of course the decreased chance of having some families in there that are similar to ours. So far, we are doing good on the callings. Joe got a calling to be the assistant ward clerk, which takes about 2 hours every sunday... not too bad! I still don't have one. We also got lucky with the whole friends/family situation. We live only 5 minutes away from a great family with 3 kids. 2 of the 3 kids are the same age as our kids. Sterling has a friend named Van (which the kids mistakenly called car), and Ginger has a girlfriend named Parker. And I have a friend named Teresa. I feel so blessed to have someone close by whom I think I will be very good friends with. She also has all kinds of farm animals, and makes me green with envy over her cool chicken coops and chick incubator/heat lamp setup. I know, kind of silly things to be jealous over, but I can't wait to have my own chickens so I can gather fresh eggs every morning. Some other fun things about a small ward: everyone was super excited when we moved in, and welcomed us into the ward. After not having to give a talk in 6 years, Joe spoke the 2nd week in church. 30 minutes after telling the bishop I play the harp, a sister asked me to play for the Christmas program. Any day I would rather play the harp than give a talk!! This has also gotten me to start practicing again! (it was a long 4 months of no harp music for my soul).


Catherine M. said...

See?! You're totally cool!

Nancy Sabina said...

I'm so glad you found a friend. That is always the scariest part of moving into a new ward for me. Ya just gotta have a friend.

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