I have always enjoyed teaching. I always hope to raise the ability of the students to find answers on their own. I have had an especially interesting and fulfilling position teaching the Valiant English class at the Branch. I am constantly amazed at how deeply the students think. I have had the fun of teaching a new little girl recently. She has so much enthusiasm in sharing what she knows. Last week, we were talking about the crucifixion of our Savior and his burial. When I got to the part about the stone begin rolled in front of the tomb, she waved her hand furiously, eager to fill in the next part of the story. I told her to save her information for this week. She then said "Oh, I just wanted to blurt!" This week, she did a great job with the rest of the story, but forgot a few facts. She paused and said, "My blurter is just not working right today." How can you not LOVE that!
We took half a day off to enjoy Stone Mountain with the other office missionaries. We had seen the laser show before, but we hadn't had the opportunity to actually see things in the park. We rode the tram to the top of the mountain. It is an amazing piece of geology and of history. It is the subject of some controversy because of the people depicted on the Mountain. They were leaders in the Confederacy: President Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. The mural was never finished. It is enormous. The buckle on the halter is the size of a small adult.
People here can be so good and so kind. One of our sets of missionaries called me to say that their neighbor was moving and would be happy to have us take some of her furniture. We ended up with a washer/dryer set, a couch, a loveseat, a sofa table, a pub-style kitchen table with stools, a bike, bakeware, a coffee table, crock pot, and other items. It filled a large portion of our trailer. What a kind, sweet person!
Okay, just another of those "say what?" moments. See the dotted line? It is supposed to be a guide for you into your lane, right? Anyone else see something wrong with this picture?