We’ve received a couple of messages from members in the ward where Marie is serving! The first was left as a comment on my blog.
It’s been quite a while since I looked at your website, however we had the missionary sisters at our home for dinner yesterday and after they left I randomly connected a few dots (large family, farming, grandmother in Tooele) and just wondered if there could be any connection and was rather surprised to discover yes there was. Sister Wadsworth is doing fine and has settled into the missionary work at full speed, although needless to say she is missing her family – we got to see a photo of you all. She has a great companion who will look after her – and of course she is starting off her mission in a great ward!
I will have to let her know I saw a little of her growing up on line when I see her on Sunday.
We told Marie about it and here’s what she told us.
“Oh, I forgot to tell you. The people I ate with who left a comment on Mom’s blog are the Hammonds. They are super nice, and an elderly couple. Brother Hammond grew up in Tooele, so he’s super excited that Grandpa and Grandma Ventura live there. He loves to talk about Tooele and Grantsville, and apparently his brother still lives in Grantsville somewhere. They are so nice. I think they might be my favorite people in the ward.
“I found out he really likes old country music from a long time ago, so I asked him if he knew who Marty Robbins was, and he got really excited, because he loves Marty Robbins, and because I KNOW who he is. He loves to talk about the farm, and he really likes me because I’m a farm girl and because I like OLD country music. He served his mission here in the Northern England mission, and then later he came back and married his wife, and they settled down here. I can tell he misses the US though. Anyway, they’re a great elderly couple and I just love them!”
We received the following email today!
“Dear Sister Wadsworth,
“I’m Angela Fisher from the Wylde Green ward where your daughter Sister Wadsworth is serving. She and Sister Christie came to our house for a dinner appointment last night. We had spaghetti bolognaise followed by chocolate trifle. The Sister missionaries are well looked after in our Ward.
“She must truly be a choice young lady, the Sister Missionaries in this ward have a second “calling” in that they assist Sister Leppard when there are missionary meetings in the chapel (approximately every two weeks or as we say here in England, once a fortnight!). They prepare a buffet then get to have what’s left after.
“Also, please be aware that your daughter is serving with a wonderful trainer in Sister Christie, another truly choice young lady. She is a convert of a few years but is mature, hardworking, lovely, thoughtful and kind. This is still her first area.
“We are teaching Sister W English! We are weighed in stones and pounds over here, 14lbs make one stone! Using the bathroom is going to the loo!
“Here are two photos, one of the Sisters and another of the buffet for 70 missionaries. I help run the Family History Library on Friday mornings when the meetings are mostly held!
Take care now,
Angela, Noel, Ben & Sam Fisher