Friday, 8 June 2018

Blessed by Technology

I woke up this morning thinking about Jill. In the MTC, Friday was her P-Day so we would normally get an email today. When I looked at my phone, I had a text from someone who was vacationing in Paris (interestingly, his name was Joseph Smith!) and he and his wife texted a picture to us.

During the rest of the day, text messages have gone back and forth between all the moms of these girls and Joseph Smith. Here's what I learned:


  • Katie Smith is the lady in the middle. Apparently, she served a mission in Ontario, Canada! She is married to Joseph Smith, who is Joseph Fielding Smith's great grandson.
  • The redhead is Soeur Olsen. She is from Utah
  • The one with the bicycles is Soeur Hannah Marteeny and she is from Oregon
  • Soeur Arnott is in the patterned shirt

Joseph Smith said they're happy and enjoying what they're doing.

I was happy to see Jill has her tablet. I guess she can use it after all!

Technology is a great thing!! So grateful to have received this text today.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Calgary Connections

I got a message on Facebook today with a picture of Jill. The message was from a friend of mine from when we were in 13th ward years ago. She has a daughter on a mission at temple square in Salt Lake City. Jill did some training there and guess who was her trainer?! Emma!! Well,  I guess I should say, Sister Piepgrass.

They were once nursery friends. They connected again at institute. And now they were companions. Go figure!!

She Arrived!

The internet sure changes things. We got an email this morning that Jill arrived safe and sound. Here she is with her mission president and his wife, President and Sister Sorensen.