Monday, May 14, 2007
Why are you so funny Elder Rix?
We are looking forward to getting back to our regular desks this week since we have been sharing a computer room with three or four other guys while the air conditioning units are installed. They can get very distracting when they talk to each other or on the phone and persecute us because we are Americans and chide us about our kind of football. They are pretty fun guys but we can't get as much done with them around.I hurt my back again the day we had to travel to Durban...I did it in Washington and had to be in bed a few days and then again in Hurricane. This time I was starting to feel a little pain and then I leaned over to pull the trash bag out of the basket and wow..what a pain I had it even made me nauseous. I told your dad 'I think I need a blessing.' So before we left we stopped by the Stringham's apartment and the two men gave me a blessing. Sister Stringham gave me some medication that she had to have for her back.We traveled for six hours, I had pain but it wasn't unbearable and I never had to take that medication. By the time we arrived my back was doing pretty good and I was able to move about without difficulty all weekend and today feels good too. Another miracle for me.It was an interesting experience at the City Hall in Durban where we had the wheelchair presentation. There was a disabilities conference with about 2000 people in attendance and the presentation was included on their program. So we gave 12 of the 500 chairs out with a huge audience and the people were clapping and cheering and the church got great exposure. Afterwards, some of the missionaries were talking to some families of the recipients and it sounded like they were setting up appointments. Super!Today was a good day too. I spoke in Sacrament meeting about parents responsibilities, your dad gave the gospel doctrine lesson and then we both ended up doing sharing time in primary because no one from the Primary Presidency was there! Your dad taught the kids about the angel Moroni's visit to Joseph Smith and the gold plates. After Primary, one of the little girls came up and said,"Elder Rix, why are you so funny?" Good question, I've been asking that for years!!