Monday, January 23, 2017


Mom's Note: She sent this on 2 Jan 2017.

Hello Everyone! Aparently it's an Italian tradition to eat black-eyed-peas and cabbage on New Years day. Lets face it, the people here in Louisiana will take any excuse to eat lots of food. 

We tracted into a woman, whose house we almost didn't go to, and she told us that she was busy and to come back another time. A few houses later, we walk back to our car in the heavy rain, and as soon as we both go in, this lady pulls up in her car next to us and asks us if we are the missionaries who just knocked on her door. Of course, we said yes, and we went back to her trailer and she asked us, then she told us that her husband was a Pentecostal minister and that she was also a Baptist and Jehovah Witness. It was very interesting. She questioned our purpose as missionaries, and then she told us that we were so pure in heart,  that she would not have to bless her house after we left. We offered to help out with any future church service projects. 

The following photo reminds me of a quote by Abraham Lincoln that goes somehwhere along the lines of, "You are as happy as you make up your mind to be." It was quoted in general Conference last April.

I love y'all!
Sister Toomey

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