Thursday, October 30, 2014

I have wept in the night

Texas is beautiful right now with the weather just right, we were taking dinner to some people last night & the sunset was breathtaking as we drove along with the sliver of the moon getting bigger.  We stopped at the church for our English class that we're teaching, don't laugh I know I speak it so well a little lone teach it. I sure love this Spanish couple we teach, it's always a fun night. Last week we were out in Kaufman ward which is quit a long ways out in the boon docks, cattails or whatever you want to call it. I now have seen what it means to be dirt poor. It seemed the houses were at least 20 miles a part on dirt roads with potholes big enough to get lost in, it made Randolph roads look like freeways. We had put in 2 long hard days knocking on doors trying to find some lost souls, it was just about dark, we got back in the car when my companion asked, "what is that awful smell?"  well it was coming from the bottom of her shoes, she had stolen a big old dog poop smashed all over her shoes & my car. We found a place to pull over & proceeded to clean up the mess, I had a great laugh watching this experience, I would have helped her except I had to go to the bathroom pretty bad so I didn't dare move. All in all it was a great week with lots of contacts.  My heart is saddened this week with the tragic news from home, a young man killed in an auto accident. My thoughts & prayers are with the Weston family also the man that Danny welded with for many years passed away with cancer. Danny told me that he packed him the last 2 weeks that Danny worked at the mine because he just couldn't do his job so he holds a special place in my heart too.  I never got much sleep last night or tonight so thought I'd up date you on my life. My thought for this time, "I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody's need made me blind; But I never have yet felt a tinge of regret for being a little to kind." My we all be a little kinder to each other this coming week & in the weeks to come. My scripture is Psalm 46: 1, have a great week!  Sister Putnam


  1. Good thing you travel light and are flexable:)

  2. Look at all the blooming you are doing by going to Texas. Teaching English......I bet you didn't see that one coming. I love reading your updates and looking up the scriptures that you share. Take care :) Love, Anelisa