Thursday, April 12, 2012

March 23, 2012

Elder and Sister Blattman’s Missionary Weekly Journal
March 24, 2012 - Catching up

Last week we started a new class at the Pennypack Ward chapel. Pennypack is a northern area of Philadelphia that has the advantage of being accessible by bus from the inner city. ‘Pennypack’ is an Anglicized Indian word for the slow moving creek in that area. We hope that will be helpful to students who want to attend but don’t have cars. The class we were teaching that night was assumed by someone called by the stake to free us up to start this new class.
We have had news that another missionary couple will be arriving in mid-May to take over. We are pleased to know that the institute classes will continue. We don’t know for sure if the stake will support the summer seminary program again or not. The word is that the couple who are coming are very dynamic and even somewhat famous. Nancy jokes that it will take some pretty big feet to fill our shoes. –more on that perhaps later.
Meanwhile here are some of the happenings:
Chudi, Felix, Dionco, and James singing karoke at the Susquehanna Singles Branch dinner:

The Senior Missionaries in the mission gather for dinner and Family Home Evening once a month at the mission home. We are at the top of the stairs followed by the Rodgers, Houses, Dones, Johnsons, Ross’s, Baileys, Ashby’s and President & Sister Schaefermeyer. The second photo is from the senior’s outing to Constitution Hall downtown.

We go along with the Elders when they need backup when they have appointments with single women. Here is one of the narrow streets in North Philly where we decided our car was too wide to make it. You can see that these neighborhoods can be pretty bleak

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