Monday, August 6, 2012

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for joining me once again. Here it is August already and time is flying by and we are having fun and gaining quite an education about the Polynesian Cultural Center. I have been partnered with a lovely new friend by the name of Gloria Stitch. She is also a widow but only had her husband until he was 38 years old. She has raised her family by herself and has done a fantastic job. Right now her main home is in Farmington UT. We both work in the Mission Settlement and her main job is teaching people to play the Ukelele as she has been playing it since she was fifteen. It's amazing how many we sell. I am hoping to play it better with her help. they are really fun and it is amazing how much people take to them.
We are not overworked by any means but we have learned what we are capable of and this morning I was thinking that when I get home perhaps I will work again, and why not? If I can do it here I can do it at home. Of course by then I may be ready for a good rest. Every Monday night we have Family Home Evening as I have probably said before. Tonight the Workmans who are the Temple President and Matron are speaking. Unfortunately I will miss most or all of it as I have to close the settlement house this evening.I have been trying to get hold of them since I got her but they have not been in the temple when I have been. I hope to catch them tonight. As some of you know from SLC we raised our kids together up in Mt. Olympus 8th Ward. We were mumu's. that is the dress here for missionaries who are working in the PCC. In the Settlement we have three different ones and we take turns with the colors. We have special ones for taking tickets at the four places people get to go for dinner. We have just been asked to become friends and mentors to the different groups from the many countries that these darling students come from . I am going to be helping the Australian students. I think it is just to become their friends and help them know where to go for help and advice. They have counselors of course on staff of BYU but sometimes need a friend, or perhaps a mom. I love that idea. I have also been assigned a student ward of single kids, they also have married wards. I will start with them on Sunday and help out the Relief Society Presidency. For those of you who are not LDS, that is the women's organization that meets together every Sunday and is always there to help others when they are in need. If I can figure out how to add pictures, I will put in some of the settlement so you can see where I spend most of my time. Of course this whole place is absolutely beautiful and I invite anyone to come and visit. The whole month of Oct. will be amazing as they will have a haunted Lagoon. Todd and Michelle are coming probably the second week of Oct. so they picked a great time. I love you all and miss every one of you being in my life. Please let me hear from you. God bless you . Brenda

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