Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Upper Crust--Or a Position of Responsibility?

Hello Dear Reader,
It didn't take long until Grandpa (Wes) and Grandma (Mary) Carter began to realize what a unique position they were in. Whenever anyone of importance in the Church came to visit the London area Grandpa and Grandma were included in the socials that were given for them.

One of Grandpa's responsibilities was to buy houses for the new Church Building supervisors and their families as they arrived in England. He also had to see that the superviosrs were properly taken care of and initiated. The newly purchased houses had to be furnished, food bought for a couple of weeks, and all utilities turned on,. This all came under Grandpa's job description.

It wasn't long until Grandpa was put in charge of housing and entertainment for the semi-annual building missionary conferences. These were wonderful affairs where the project supervisors and their wives were instructed and spiritually nourished and the children of the supervisors, the local building missionaries, and sometimes local youth were entertained with games, dances, spiritual meetings, and other social activities--our first initiation to what youth conferences were to be like.
Aunt Genni

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