15 November 2015
Serving a mission has many challenges, but there are so many nice things we enjoy. These blessings give balance to our experiences and give us encouragement to keep working. Today I am sharing many of the day to day little blessings.
We shop each week at Woolies (Woolworths), a large nearby grocery store with easy parking. I drive there to get practice on roundabouts and parking. The food is fresh and delicious. There are so many different kinds of oranges. There is a sweet, bumpy skinned mandarin with no seeds.
The missionaries and members are very kind to us. This box of pineapple cakes was a gift from Li Wei and Sophie from our Chinese Branch. They were a little like a pineapple fig newton with lighter crust.
When we first arrived, the chair at my desk was very uncomfortable. Instead I used one of the conference room chairs. It was much lower, so I held my keyboard in my lap. But it supported my back perfectly and felt great. I was up and down a lot since there were no wheels. Finally, Trevor, who helps with all the church buildings in the Sydney area, found me a chair. There are budget requirements here just like in a business. It was a little big for me, so kind Dave swapped with me and we are all sitting comfortably in the office.