Monday, July 14, 2014

The Daltons

Notice where Sis Dalton's arm is.  We were asked to sit on the stand.  So we were able to greet the Daltons as they came to sit down.  I started off by saying we were the ones who Skyped with you on Friday.  I was also able to say to Bro. Dalton that I had been in a sealing of one of our young adults that he had performed the sealing. He is so friendly.  There was a time he kept talking to President and our Senior missionary,  Sis Miles,  said oh he'll keep talking until they are best friends.  I said I think they are on their way.  Bro. Dalton spoke on Covenant Keeping People.  He spoke on the covenants we keep and how covenants in the temple are essential to our exaltation. 
 Sis Dalton is so wonderful.  We know she is known for the statement a call for a return to virtue.  She told the youth at the conference that was held Thursday to Saturday to be Guardians of Virtue. "Our personal purity is so important so we can qualify for the companionship of the Holy Ghost. " she is so aware of the Spirit.  Bro. and Sis Dalton splurged and went to a Broadway play that had been recommended.  They were so excited because they had not done that before. At the very beginning something was said and she thought, did he really say that? A few minutes later the man did in deed say what she thought she heard.  The Daltons looked at each other and got up and left.  A very expensive 10 minutes.  They felt the Spirit leave.  I was so impressed with who she is and how she is directed by the Holy Ghost.  How many of us would have gotten up and left the show so early into it. My thoughts are go to Tuachan,  no problems with what is being performed there. One last comment,  "The temple is the reason for everything we do."  As Elder Nelson said,  "Begin with the end in mind." That is what we are sharing with our missionaries. 
After the fireside was over our missionaries came to us and wanted us to meet their investigator.  They are quite excited about him. He has been sober now for 6 or 8 months.  I understand he has had a rough life. He wants to be a good Dad now for his teenagers.  I told him we would be praying for him which he appreciated.  President leaned in to him and said,  "when you take the next step and be baptized,  we will be there." We then drove back to Ventura which took almost 2 1/2 hours. 
I agree with Sis Dalton, what a privilege to be on the Earth at this time. 
 This is the wall we we look at every morning. We love you all! 
 Tonight President made our first guacamole with two of our avocados.  We had President and Sis Jones over for "Cafe Rio" pork.  We are toying with the idea of that being prepared for the missionaries for one of the meals. 


  1. That wall looks great!! We love you!

  2. I noticed you had the wall hangings in the kitchen even before you had the missionaries over for waffles. It looks great, and I'm glad we can kind of be there with you.

  3. I love the wall. I also love the picture with the Daltons. So neat that you got to meet them.