As the next week will be spent in zone conferences and the weeks after that full of interviews, this week is usually the week to plan and to prepare for those things. Next week's blog will be full of pictures from our mountain top experience. However, for this week, we really had two events: Mission Leadership Council (MLC, and preparation day at the zoo.
In looking at some of these pictures, we're not sure which was which! We have group pictures after lunch. Not all are completely in control... However, there is always a good smile to go around.
At the park entrance is a mural of the entire area. I wish it didn't have a TV in the middle of it, but you can get a sense for the magnitude of the park. The far upper right is the end of the zoo. The race track is in the upper left. The parking lot is massive, but it's to the far left and is larger than the reservoir.
We started with a lift ride across a lake and then another across the park. It had to be a mile long!
In ten days we will have been here one year. We are grateful for the time we have to serve side by side. Two weeks later we will celebrate 37 years of marital bliss. We're in a happy place! We hope you are as well. Next week will be a big one with the three conferences. At that time we hope you will see a picture of every one of your sons and daughters.