SLC Mission - March, 2014

Church Office Building assignment

It was such a blessing to be serving in the Church Office Building.  Although Gerald and I shared an office cubical, we worked in different departments.  He worked in the left brain computer dept. and I in the right brain human resources department with my supervisor, Joan Rond (pic-3).  Gerald and I did get to see each other throughout the day and that was nice.  Most of the people on our floor were full time employees of the Church, but there were a few other service missionaries.  The Schofields (pic-4) were in the cubicle next to us, and we enjoyed having them there.  One of the employees in the shipping department is from Ghana, so we got to visit with him about his home country.(pic-5) The workforce is very diversified and that is great. We sure got to meet a lot of interesting people there.   And that’s the long and short of it.(pic-6)


Lunch w/Kory and Vincent

Two of our grandsons, Vincent and Kory Malmrose, attend Newmont College in downtown Salt Lake City, so they came and had lunch with us on occasion, and that was an added blessing


Farewell to Office Staff

We attended a devotional of Gerald’s group held every Monday morning, where there is a spiritual thought and prayer along with a hymn before we start our work week.  Several of the brethren are part of the Tabernacle Choir, so the music is always great even though there is only one alto and no sopranos.  At our last meeting with them, Gerald and I sang a hymn to them in French and they responded by singing “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”.  How sweet is that!


Lunch at Grand America with Staff

As the time for our release was coming, our departments did several things to say thank you for our service.  Gerald’s group took us all out to a very nice buffet at a beautiful hotel called Grand America.  It was decorated from European antiques and was lovely.  Our French friend, Yves Perrin works in the area, is a lot of fun and we loved to talk about France with him.  Another time his group took us out to a luncheon and presented us with thank-you gifts, which we cherish with our memories of our time together.


Phantom of the Opera with HR Staff

My department all went out to a dinner theater one evening, together with our spouses. (picture)  It is called the Desert Star and is a fun melodrama. Everyone enjoyed it, except Gerald of course.


Scott and Donna Emfield visit at Scheels

There is a sporting goods store in the area called Scheel’s.  It is really unusual as it has a full size ferris wheel inside the store with lots of interesting displays.  When my brother Scott and sister-in-law Donna came to visit, we took them there just for fun and it was a lot of fun.  Gerald and Scott are beginning to look more and more alike as time goes by.(picture)  We loved having them visit.


Temple Square

 We never tired of walking through Temple Square especially during the springtime,  as the flowers began to burst.  Whenever we could, we went to the tabernacle and attended concerts that were available.  What a sweet spirit there is in that historic tabernacle.  Every time we went to the Salt Lake Temple, we were so impressed with the beauty and grandeur of the temple that was built by the sacrifice of pioneer hands, so many years ago,