Sunday with Georgia and Debay

Apr. 11th, 2010

I started the day with scripture study and prayer with my family.  It is a great way to start the day off, or end it in their case.  I was able to listen to another session of conference today.  I am so grateful that I have that opportunity.

I left for church about 45 minutes early so that I would be there on time even if I had problems which I did not.  I was able to read about half of the Sunday school lesson while I was waiting for the meeting to start. I had to push myself to gain from the meetings.  The lessons were very basic and translated in Amharic so I found my mind wandering at times.  I saw a little bit of a violent show yesterday and the scenes kept coming into my mind.  Some people say that violence isn’t that big a deal in a movie but for me it definitely offends the Spirit.

Debay and Georgia came and led me to their home for Sunday dinner.  I had fun playing with their four children while dinner was being prepared.  Georgia made bar-b-que pork and chicken along with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.  It was fantastic!  I ate so much that I thought I would explode.  Then she brought out the carrot cake so I made room for it.  I had a great talk with them about everything from children in church to Ethiopian business.  They are a really neat family.  I am excited to see them succeed with their business.

I spent the evening catching up on my journal and listening to conference.  A strong theme of conference is the importance of the family.