I just got my scriptures back from a book-binder and they are BEAUTIFUL! A common thing to do in this mission is to have your scriptures rebound in leather. Now, all I want to do is hold my scriptures close. They are beautiful inside and out and I love them! Next week when we'll be in Cluj, it will be Denny's turn to transform his. Stay tuned.
Spending 24/7 in the service of our Lord has been a humbling and rewarding experience...and we have changed. Last week we noticed a new resident in our neighborhood, a homeless man sleeping on a park bench directly below us. The evening air finally fell below 80 degrees and we noticed he was using a piece of cardboard for a blanket. Last night we gathered a blanket, pillows, a hat and scarf, and some food and Denny took it down to him. He was startled when he first woke up and then he thanked Denny profusely. Tonight he is back and he still has his blanket and pillow and nightcap! I think we will take him some food every night. This is a blast and we wouldn't have known the pure joy this simple act of giving brings had we not decided to serve a mission. For some reason, we have always looked at the homeless and downtrodden in a disgusting way. We have now come to accept the fact that people are people--all God's people, and they need our help, not our disdain. Try helping someone down and out this week and see how you feel.