Dear Family and Friends,
Ken is in charge of THE SCHEDULE for those that work in the Family History Centre. This includes three missionary couples and the local staff. The Centre is open 49 hours per week and most of the time, 2 couples need to be there. The missionary couples work a minimum of 35 hours a week and the others work at various times, always subject to change. I think Ken has dreams about THE SCHEDULE. This past week we were the late shift and then also worked on Saturday. We are really looking forward to a preparation day on Monday.
We have been in England for 2 months. It has been an adventure. We are loving it, but it has been a challenge learning to live in a place so different from what we are used to.It’s starting to get easier. It’s also starting to get a bit warmer and the spring flowers are beginning to come up. Everyone says that spring is beautiful in London. I even bought a couple of plants and put them in one of the pots next to our front door. We live in the garden flat of a 3 story building dating from the 1800’s.
We go down a flight of stairs on the right hand side of the white and brick building. There’s a small patio area with potted plants around the stairs and a small garden area out back. It will be interesting to see what comes up in the garden. That’s the English word for yard. The photo on the left is our garden. The photo on the right is looking back down our street on the way to the bus stop.
I had a sweet experience at the Centre this past week. I was helping an older, very dignified gentleman who has been in before and has done quite a bit of research. He was looking through the microfilms of parish records from the 1500’s to find the birth and other information about his 12th great grandfather. He found the information and I talked with him as I was making scans (photocopies) of the records. He said, “You know, you people have a remarkable and invaluable collection of records here.” He kindly helped me read the record which was partially in Latin. It makes us feel so good when people are grateful for the service we are able to give.
Love, Elder and Sister Fugal (aka Cheryl and Ken, Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa)
PS Go Cougars!