Friday, March 01, 2019

Flat Stanley, M, Canada, Nana, and Christ


Have you ever heard of The Flat Stanley project?  
Lottie's 1st grade class just finished up this fun assignment.
The Flat Stanley Project includes cutting out a paper boy(who's name is Stanley)
then sending him somewhere in the world to someone
 who will then take Stanley around his/her neck of the 
woods to show Flat Stan what living is like.
Basically the recipient shows Stanley a good time.
When I was just out of high school my older sister Page's son, 
my nephew Layton, sent his 3rd grade Flat Stanley from San Francisco
 (where they were living) to my boyfriend who was serving a mission in Argentina.
The boyfriend sent Stanley back dressed in genuine Argentina garb,
and sent photos of him with his companion and Stanley at the 
local markets, meat houses, and with random dogs and people.  
That was back in 2000, so you can see The Flat Stanley
 project is very much alive and well today.

Lottie had a lot of choices to send Stanley because
Me and and Drew 2018
Weeks before Lottie's Flat Stanley project,
 I had just been given special permission to
 help teach a missionary lesson in 
This type of proselyting isn't normally done in the Church.
 Drew and her companion Sister Lamb
 knocked on a wonderful lady's door-who I will call "M".
When M opened her door, she recognized my darling niece because 
M is familiar with my story and has seen Drew, (Sister Clark)
 on my blog a time or two:
Me and Drew in 2002
It has been so wonderful being able to teach and testify
 my love for Christ and my beliefs with M through a weekly Skype chat.  
M just finished reading The Book of Mormon and good 
things are developing with her in Canada.
My niece has since been transferred to a different area of Canada, 
but M and I (and the new missionaries in that area) 
will still enjoy our chats together.
I believe that peace in this life is only founded on the teachings
of Jesus Christ.  Nothing else, and I also believe
 that everyone needs that peace.
And I can testify to Christ's healing power in my life.
After I was baptized a member of 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
I was given the gift of the Holy Ghost who has
 inspired me, warned me, loved me, comforted me,
and testified of the truthfulness of Christ and his divine mission on this earth.
Like the Bible, The Book of Mormon is Gods words- it is another testament
of Jesus Christ, another witness of Christ, and I know it is true.
And so does M!!!! 
SOOOO what does that have anything to do with Flat Stanley?
No, we didn't baptize Stanley or anything weird like that, but
we decided to send Lottie's Stanley to Canada with M.
I don't think there has ever been a more pampered Flat Stanley!

Stanley got a new coat with hockey gear and went out on 
Lake Ontario to play a few pick-up games.

He went square-dancing, played with M's cats, played in the snow,
 and even learned a few fiddle tunes!! (M is a master fiddler).

Thank you M for taking such good care of Lottie's Flat Stanley!

Happy Weekend!
Happy March!!
AND Happy Birthday Nana, who would be 106!!!