Friday, August 24, 2007
Old Testament Time
Here it is midnight and I am still up! Haven't had much sleep the last few nights. You see, Page started teaching seminary again yesterday. Early morning seminary! She is so excited to be teaching again. She pulled out all her old seminary boxes and over the last few days we have been decorating her class. She goes all out. We have been up at the church building everyday in her classroom (which she has to share with the scouts on Wed. and the High Preist group on Sundays). We put colored butcher paper on the bulletin boards, we hung up banner for each of the 12 Tribes of Israel on the wall. We had to hang Old Testament pictures on the wall. The room had desk chairs. Not good enought! So we had to haul them all out of the room and replace them with tables and chairs.
Last weekend we went to all the wards in Powell to meet with all the freshmen and sophmores and gave them invitations and ark animals (that they had to bring the first day of class for a treat- they had to sit in the seat that had a picture of the animal they chose... a random seating assignment). Those kids that didn't show up to the meetings, we drove to their homes to meet with them personally. Some were way outside of town and we got to see a lot of cows and chickens. It only took us 3 hours to make the visits...
Last night we ran into Cody to go to WalMart for last minute supplies. We got back into town about 1 a.m. Tonight, we went up and made a large well with butcher paper that said "Fill your Buckets with Living Water, from the scriptures". Page then is making water jugs to set around the well with the kid's names written in Hebrew. Right now she is making labels for small bottles of water that tells the kids to drink from the scriptures 10 minutes a day. Real cute! This morning she had a big Goliath on the wall in the cultural hall and the kids all shot at him with slings and ping pong balls. She taught them that they have to slay their own Goliaths, whatever they may be. How come seminary wasn't this fun when I was a kid? Anyway, I hope I get some sleep soon.
I have also been busy at work recruiting a general surgeon who is here from Idaho. So I have had a busy few days.