We gave a fireside together, and it was amazing. It is great when you have an Israeli and a Palestinian stand in the same setting and testify that peace is possible between the two sides. The Savior is the Prince of Peace and if people come unto Him, all things become possible. I love Daphna, she is an amazing person, and her family is so wonderful. Oregon is beautiful. We got to see amazing waterfalls and nature. Then in the middle of nowhere we locked the keys inside the car. Luckily, two nice men helped us break into our own car! It took quite a bit of effort.
I also got to visit with my dear friend Wendy who I have no seen in years. Her kids have grown up so much. The last two girls I don't even know, it has been way too long. But, it was fun to visit with them.
I also got to visit with sister Porter (wife of Elder Bruce Porter of the seventy). She told me she was going to the Middle East/North Africa mission reunion and asked me to come with her. I used to go to those things because Sharon Eubank would often invite me. I did not serve a mission in the middle East, but I got to know some of those amazing missionary couples while living there. It was great to see old friends and visit. The video shared by Sharon about the children was so cute and had a lot of pictures from the Bethlehem Primary kids (and me). I'm glad sister Porter insisted that I go.
I look at all those people I got to visit this trip, the carpenters, Sharon, the Gublers, sister Porter, Daphna and others and I am amazed at how great they are. The Savior's touch can make people great. His light radiates from those people and I am so blessed to know them.
Here are some pictures from Oregon:
Crater lake, the deepest lake I believe. So beautiful...
I also went to the Medford temple with Daphna. It is a small temple, and I expected it to be crowded, but it was not. I wish people take advantage of having a temple close by.
I finished recording my audio book on Saturday. Now, Kenny will have to deal with fixing all my many mistakes and trying to make my pronunciation sound better. There are some words I just can't say! I am still glad I recorded the book in my own voice and can't wait until January for it to be published.
I drove to Rexburg yesterday and I expected to be stuck in traffic forever....Well, normally when I drive back there are like 2 cars on the road, so now there were like 30 cars, but it was smooth and no delays at all...Maybe everyone will come tomorrow, who knows.
They told us that since the best place to watch the eclipse is Rexburg that we will have a million people come into town. So far I don't see many that are here...We will see.
The sun is going away for 2 minutes tomorrow and you notice how crazy people are getting just over that! I mean they have been planning this for months and are so excited about the event. I look at the signs all over Rexburg and I have to laugh..."No trespassing", "No parking overnight", "No parking on the freeway" (seriously??)
I mean there are portable toilets all over BYU-I campus. We will see how many people we actually get.