April 26, 2013
Hi, we are still having training from Mission President and Wife. They are really neat people. In the afternoons we go to sites for training. Today I went to Blacksmith and Sister Harris went to Heber C. Kimball. I then joined her at 3 pm in Family Living. That site has every thing from bread making to weaving to rope making. I can do the rope making all right but the coopering (this is making barrels) is a little beyond me. Tomorrow afternoon I go to the Browning Gun Shop and Sister Harris goes back to the Family Living Center.
Yesterday we went shopping--our preparation day--we went to Cantril Iowa to buy a black Mennonite hat to beworn in the shows. I love hats so that was ok with me. This was more than a hat store--food stuffs, etc. They even had some veggies and flowers, so we now have anice hanging plant sitting in a pot on our step. I wanted to try tomatoes but we are really restricted on what we can plant. We then went on to another little town where we were supposed to buy a straw hat. We never found the place so we came home without the hat. We did find a Shop-co and a grocery store so we really helped the local economy in those stores.
It is difficult to see the Mississippi River in flood and know that we are in drought a home. Keep praying for the missionaries (us). Bye--Elder Harris