Friday, February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014

I took the bus to the college and got a taxi from the college to the storehouse. When I arrived, the order hadn't come yet, so I topped off shelves. Once everyone had arrived, the group (Gallups, Elder Goodsell, Petersons, volunteers, and Grandma Woolf) had prayer and then we worked on stocking various parts of the storehouse. When the fresh food order arrived, I helped sort it and then did some more stocking, including filling the celery area in the cooler up.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February 22, 2014

Sister Bly very kindly picked me up at home and took me to the storehouse and we had prayer with Sister Pilling, Elder and Sister Kearl, and Elder Goodsell shortly after that.

Since it was quiet, Sister Kearl and I took care of cleaning the floors early. We eventually did help some patrons and do some paperwork, but we also stocked a great deal and were proud of our work.

I also had to say goodbye to Sister Pilling today since she won't be at the storehouse next week for my last Saturday. It's been wonderful working with each other and we will miss each other dearly.

February 21, 2014

I arrived quite early today and the fresh food order arrived while I was the only one there, so after the driver and Nathan unloaded it, I ended up counting the order and sorting it a bit.

After prayer with the Gallups, Elder Goodsell, and Grandma Woolf, I did a fair amount of stocking to sort of build on what the shift on Tuesday night was able to do between orders.

February 18, 2014

This morning, we had group prayer and then I worked with Elder Goodsell (who is 19) on filling the out of town orders while everyone else worked together to do the same thing. After the out of town orders were filled, I helped Elder Gallup, Elder Goodsell, Elder Peterson, and Sister Peterson fill the meat portion of the out of town orders. Once that was all done, I helped stock shelves.

February 15, 2014

Sister Bly was kind enough to pick me up at home and take me to the storehouse and we had prayer with Elder Goodsell, Sister Pilling, and Elder and Sister Kearl shortly after we arrived.

Today, we all helped patrons and did the appropriate paperwork; I believe we stocked a bit as well.

February 14, 2014

I got a taxi from the college and the fresh food order was already there when I arrived, but Sister Woolf had work for me to do; she asked me to make addendums to the Bishop/Relief Society President phone number list so it was all up to date, which I did.

After group prayer, I cleaned the spice and icing bins and assisted with stocking shelves.

I also got a picture with Mona Petersen, the wonderful lady from the Field Office who trained me in a great deal of office duties when I first started my mission, since she wouldn't be there on my last day.

and this quote had been written on the board in the office by Sister Woolf and I felt so inspired by it that I took a picture of it.

and I do always love quotes from the prophets!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

February 8, 2014

Sister Bly very kindly picked me up at home and brought me to the storehouse. After prayer with Sister Pilling, Elder Kearl, Sister Bly, and Elder Goodsell (Sister Kearl was in Calgary babysitting grandkids), it was very quiet and slow for a while, so we talked about various things.

Suddenly, in the middle of the morning, the storehouse became very busy and food literally flew off the shelves as we helped people to be able to get enough to eat. We were so busy that I ended up recruiting a Relief Society president, who had come to get an order for a patron, to help me gather, weigh, and bag bananas in the veggie prep room before putting them on the storehouse shelf.

We only had a little time to clean and stock at the end of the day, but it was such a nice day!

February 7, 2014

After prayer with Woolfs, Grandma Woolf, Elder Goodsell, Elder and Sister Peterson, and the volunteers, I cleaned a shelf, stocked the same shelf with food, and then helped Sister Woolf bag tomatoes, cabbages, and apples in the veggie prep room along with Grandma Woolf and Sister Peterson.

February 4, 2014

Today, I missed prayer because the weather made the taxi later, but I was able to teach Sister Peterson about documenting and labelling paperwork for the out of town orders. I also helped Sister Bly and Elder Goodsell fill the orders while everyone else worked in pairs.

After helping Sister Bly with the paperwork, I also filled the cottage cheese and sour cream portions of the orders and also helped fill the meat orders a bit before I helped everyone with stocking shelves.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February 1, 2014

Sister Bly very kindly picked me up and when we got to the storehouse, we had prayer, did paperwork, helped a bunch of very grateful patrons, did a bit of stocking and cleaning.

My heart warms and my spirit fills with joy when patrons express profound gratitude for help we give them and tell me that I am sweet; the Lord made me this way and I choose to accept His continued help in becoming better. The patrons, volunteers, and missionaries are all beloved children of God.

January 31, 2014

I got a cab to the storehouse from downtown and the driver asked if he could use the bathroom, so I very kindly let him. As he was leaving, I asked if he wanted to take a magazine with him to read between calls and he ended up taking a Deseret News newspaper, as he liked newspapers.

Additionally, the order came early and Elder Goodsell had counted it by the time I had arrived, so I stocked the cooler with cottage cheese, sour cream, milk, and lettuce. Once that was done, Woolfs, Elder Goodsell, Grandma Woolf, and new missionaries Elder and Sister Peterson from Magrath had come, so we had group prayer.

After prayer, I stocked the storehouse cooler with cheese, margarine, eggs, and carrots and then helped Grandma Woolf bag celery in the veggie prep room. I then cleaned a shelf and then helped stock the shelves.

January 25, 2014

Most of the regular Saturday crew, except for Elder Goodsell and I, were off seeing to other commitments, so after prayer, Sister Humphries and I worked in the storehouse , did paperwork, and helped patrons while Elder Woolf, Elder Gallup, and Elder Goodsell worked on the big order in the back. It was a semi-busy, bur very enjoyable day.

January 24, 2014

Today, I stocked a few shelves before and after prayer and then I helped Sister Gallup bag tomatoes in the veggie prep room for a bit. After that, I helped Sister Woolf stock shelves right to the bottom, as she really likes all the shelves being stocked as much as possible and it's fun work.

January 21, 2014

After prayer with the group (which included a missionary couple who worked in the Field Office and wanted to see the entire process), I helped everyone fill the out of town orders and once they were all done, I helped with the stocking.

Elder Goodsell pranked me because I told him that my ear was blocked; he resorted to using hand signals to help me with the orders and wouldn't talk, but that's okay; playful teasing like that is a sign of acceptance and I'm glad to be accepted, as the Lord accepts me. :)

January 18, 2014

After group prayer, we ended up not being very busy and had time to talk, read Ensign magazines, and make sure everything was clean before we suddenly became very busy. We ended up being so busy that we only had time to help and do paperwork; we barely had time to stock and clean at the end of the day, but it's okay so long as we give the patrons and each other good spiritual experiences.

January 17, 2014

Today, I cleaned nine small shelves, cleared the Christmas items off of the shelves since we only carry the seasonal items before Christmas, boxed them all up, and carefully labelled the boxes before I stored them in the warehouse.

January 11, 2014

Sister Bly very kindly picked me up at home and brought me to the storehouse. After prayer with the Kearls, Sister Pilling, and Elder Goodsell, I helped stock shelves, assisted patrons, and did paperwork.

January 10, 2014

After prayer with Woolfs, Gallups, Elder Goodsell, Grandma Woolf, and volunteers, I washed some of the shelves, cleaned the spice and onion bins, and helped stock shelves.

Additionally, Sister Woolf said that she will miss me when my mission is done and that makes her sad, but she is happy that I was able to serve a mission.

January 7, 2014

After prayer with the group, I helped fill the out of town orders and then filled the sour cream and cottage cheese portions of the orders alone while everyone filled the meat portion of the orders. I then made up packs of toilet paper for the shelves and also helped stock for the evening shift.

January 4, 2014

After Sister Bly and I arrived at the storehouse and we had prayer with Sister Pilling, Elder Kearl, Sister Kearl, and Elder Goodsell, I assisted in helping patrons, helped finish labelling and boxing the bags of beans, and also did paperwork.

An afterthought came to mind which doubled as my testimony the next day; nobody is immune from challenges, yet everyone can feel and partake of the love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ freely offer us. When we ask for relief from challenges, God will impart strength and ability to keep our faith strong enough that it may be faithfulness. See, faithfulness is acting in faith, that which is not seen, but which is known to be true. The Atonement is the giver of strength, courage, and ability.

January 3, 2014

I did a lot of stocking today and also had the opportunity to serve as a listening angel to a patron, as I felt that I needed to sit with them while their order was taken care of by others. It felt so good to offer that listening ear, words given by the Spirit, and compassionate love as we talked.