While we were there, we took a horse and wagon trip to a Mennonite Farm. It was a very informative trip. We learned a lot about the Mennonites. In this area of Ontario, there are about 30 different groups. They basically fall into three categories: Old Order or Amish, the Conservative Mennonites, and the Progressive Mennonites. We saw their apple orchard that still had many apples on the trees. They also have a large maple grove. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. We also saw their different buggies in their buggy barn. Malls in the areas also have buggy barn for them to park in while they are shopping. We got to go into their store in their home and make a few purchases.
October was busy with transfers. Monday, October 9th, we had a new group of missionaries arrive - great Thanksgiving to get these new enthusiastic elders and sisters. Wednesday, October 11, we said goodbye to some awesome missionaries.
Mid October and the flowers and fountains at the temple are still beautiful.
Near the end of October we had a new office couple arrive, Elder and Sister Anderson. They are taking over for the Wolfleys, who left on October 30th.
Elder Anderson is in charge of finances, apartments and phones. Sister Anderson is in charge of referrals, baptisms and supplies.
Andersons are on the left and Wolfleys are on the right. Elder Anderson is the older brother of Ray Anderson who used to live in the Richmond Ward with his wife, Jane, and their family. He was the bishop for many years.
This is the new office staff - Andersons, Donnellys, Wofleys (gone home) and the Swendsens.
We love serving with these wonderful senior couples.