We are looking forward to warm and sunny days but they don't get here until August or September just before the snow begins to fall in October. We have a new Mission President but we haven't heard from him yet. He arrived a week ago and is still probably trying to figure out what he has got himself into. Things are pretty slow on the island at this time as many of the members are on vacation, the activities at the PCR are few, Kids Night Out is off until school starts, and the Senior Center lunch program moves to UniSea Galley until the end of November. Many of the kids on the island go away for the summer months to attend camps and visit relatives in the lower forty eight. They have a mens softball league that plays on Wednesday and Sunday evenings but so far it has been too cold and rainy to venture out to watch them.
We did have a visit from one of the District High Councilors that comes here to work about once a month. He just dropped by to check on us which was nice.
We continue to search for people to share the Gospel with. It seems like every time we find someone to talk to we find another less active member. We are now aware of six members on the island that came here to work and don't have time for the Church. Some are working fourteen hours a day seven days a week. It is insane. Prices keep going up on everything here at a record pace. Gas is now up to $4.75 a gallon and milk is $10.00. Maybe we ought to drink gas it is a little cheaper but that may not be a good idea. We still have to have heat in the Church even when we keep it at sixty four degrees. Our warmest day thus far was fifty four degrees and we get one sunny day out of every ten or more. We would like to have a few more sunny days but we will make do with what we have.