Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Harney County Fair

The biggest event of the year in Harney County is the fair. Almost everyone in town in involved some how. No school because the kids are all doing 4H projects. Even the only movie theatre in town is closed. We decided to take advantage of the opportunity to use the fair as a missionary opportunity by having a family history booth.
The banner we had hanging across the entrance to the booth. The people in the pictures are the ancestors of the ward family history specialist.

We had a video playing talking about family history. On the back wall is a family tree of the Winn family who settled here in the 1800's.
Elder Terry loved having the excuse to wear his Western attire during the fair!
And here is Sister Terry waiting to help people search for ancestors on the website. We handed out 90 cards and quite a few people were able to find success in their searches.
We didn't spend all of our time in the booth. We had a great time watching the parade. Here is the Burns High School Marching Band!
Eric in the front of the wagon with his dad Stacey. They are a great family who add alot to the community and the Church here.
The rodeo queen
And the Paiute Tribe's Queen. There is a small Paiute reservation on the north side of town.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Senior Conference #2

At the end of August we took another trip to Eugene to attend our second Senior Conference. We love being able to spend time with the other couples and catch up on how things are going in the areas they serve in.
This conference's theme was "Let Your Light So Shine." (Matthew 5:6) We can be a light to others through sharing our testimony of Christ with others. Through our missionary work, we are answering other peoples' prayers and the Lord will answer ours. We need to reflect HIS light to the world.
We always look forward to the time we are able to spend with President and Sister Young.
President Watts, Sister Watts, President Young, Sister Young, Sister Lowary, President Lowary
President Young with his counselors and their wives. They all work so hard in helping us to be better missionaries. We are truly blessed to be in this wonderful Oregon Eugene Mission!