Last Wednesday President Khan gave Sister Beecher and me a blessing. One thing that stands out in my blessing is that I might be able to understand. I am looking forward to better understanding. His branch council meets the second Sunday and he would like input from his branch council as to the ten names he will assign us to visit. President Chin's branch council meets the 4th Sunday. Their branch council focuses on three things: visiting and home teaching, temple preparation, and the last one is really a good one (when I remember what it is I will let you know). He wanted to wait until Sunday to give us the blessings. President Bharat we have yet to contact. A branch member whose family was baptized the same Sunday as President Bharat and his family died last Saturday. Circumstances were not conducive to talk to him about your assignment. Which leads me to a clarifying question. I assumed that the 10 members from each branch assigned to us would be people that we would work with on a more-or-less on-going basis and not just a one time visit. Is that correct?
We loved having the Monsons here and they are wonderful teachers, examples, morale boosters. They are tenacious and just what we needed. They really inspired those YSA and Youth and their leaders. Hopefully on their next visit they might be able to visit with more people and teach those principles that are life-changing. Brother Negron came and we met with many of employment specialists. Hopefully we can get that moving faster now that they have a Guyana ldsjobs.org web site.
President Sampson from Barbados has been very appreciative of efforts to help him secure a PEF loan. We are waiting to hear the final word on that. I think we will hear soon from SLC. I am totally amazed at the number of people involved in that process. I am grateful that Elder Cornish threw his powerful support behind the efforts to secure the loan.
The wheelchair humanitarian project was a great success. The Spencers were delightful and professional. They were such hard workers. The Cooks always work so hard and accomplish so much. This mission is very fortunate to have such incredible missionaries. They have such a vision of what can happen and then work to make good things happen. The Cooks have been keeping us informed of projects they would like us to help with whenever the projects are ready, before and after they leave. We will do our best to take care of things.
Our CXC classes will be starting next week. We have about 60 members signed up to take the classes. We will have math and English taught in four branches. There will be three computer classes in Georgetown. We are amazed and humbled at the willingness of the teachers to volunteer their time to serve others.
We were inspired by Elder Cornish and enjoyed having his family and you and Sister Mehr here to visit. We were grateful for Elder Cornish's help with our projects to support the CXC classes. We hope the projects are approved soon.
Zone Conference was great, as well. We were grateful for the direction you gave us to work with the branches and hope that we can be effective in fulfilling our assignments.
We work regularly to keep up-to-date with our PEF participants and to encourage them. We are grateful for the loving attitude the PEF leaders taught us to be a support and help to them.
Things are going well. We enjoy our morning walks with the Beutlers. We accomplish a lot of networking during that time.
We love the members here. We have really enjoyed working with the YSA. Our keyboard students are slowly progressing. We like living here in the Penthouse and having company for dinner.
We are looking forward to another Senior Missionary Conference in July.
Elder and Sister Beecher