Friday, July 22, 2016

District Meeting

     Thursday, July 21, 2016 we were invited to attend the district meeting. We held the meeting via Skype. The Wapiti and Bear Creek Wards are here in Grande Prairie. Dawson Creek Ward is 70 miles away and it takes 1.5 hours to drive. Fort St. John Ward is 128 miles away and takes 2.5 hours. What a blessing that we have technology where we could all be together, participate in discussion, be trained, and help and support each other.  The Sisters in Fort St. John are teaching a Korean investigator who doesn't speak English, but they are all trying and making some progress. I suggested they get a copy of the Children's song book translated into Korean. That helped Eunmi so much. The Edmonton Mission office has copies of the Book of Mormon in 100 different languages. They have some of the other resources in those languages as well. There are actually language missionaries in the Edmonton Mission teaching in Spanish, Tagalog, and I think Chinese.
     I feel so blessed to be here and working with these fine young missionaries. They are blessing the lives of the people in Canada who have been prepared to receive them. The scripture in D&C: 31:7, "Yea, I will open the hearts of the people, and they will receive you."

     The people who live in Northern Alberta are so spread out. The Canada Edmonton Mission is the largest mission geographically in the church. I drew  a map of our stake. It has to be one of the biggest stakes by area in the church. There are also some big wards geographically.

     I have been really studying the Mission map. I thought the Wapati ward was the biggest I knew of, but it is not. It is about 70 miles by more than 150. The farthest community is 141 miles from our house. But the boundaries go farther than that. There are some in our stake way bigger.  The High Level Branch is the biggest area. And there are 57 households. We will be going to High Level at some time. It is another 300 miles and 5 hour drive from here. That is a long way for those members to come to Stake Conference.

     God . . . is mindful of all His children and is desirous that they will have the blessings of the gospel in their lives----wherever and whoever they are. Shauna Humphreys

This is pretty close to scale. It is the Grande Prairie Stake. Our stake is in British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

There is a map of the whole Edmonton Mission. You will have to go to the internet to look it up. Look up Canada_Edmonton_Mission_Poster.pdf on the sight.
Or at google prompt type, Canada Edmonton Mission Boundaries.
You can see the whole mission.

Thank you for your interest in our mission and following along with our blog. We love all of you.
Sister Brown, Robyn, Mom and Grandma


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