Today it was announced in primary that one family has left us already and that another family will be moving Thursday. We knew the stay for both families being in this ward was only temporary. But when the first accepted a calling in the bishopric, I was truly excited believing that his family would be living in Oregon for a while - not just only one month more! What's up with that! They didn't even say good-bye - I think it was just announced: Oh, by the way.
Two weeks ago there were 15 children in our combined class of valiants. Most of them were visitors. The amount of all classes combined totaled almost 30. Today we had 5 in class and 10 in sharing time - and that was with two of the children who are leaving. Not counting the visitors from two weeks ago, our primary has decreased by a third with the two families that are/will be gone. And there are at least three vacant positions within our ward now - nursery, primary counselor and bishopric counselor. We will be able to combine the valiant classes again - though I think Thomas and I would enjoy the one-on-one. I really don't wish to be called to nursery. But I guess that would free up more time once a month to focus on the newsletters. I also take role in choir.
Roland says I should not accept a second calling if I don't want it - but most of the active people in this ward have several callings. One RS counselor also conducts the ward choir, the other leads the music in Sacrament meeting. Our primary pianist teaches Sunday School. Primary teachers (especially nursery) are really hard to come by. And there are only four classes (including the nursery). But as the number of children have decreased, Danny can probably go back to teaching all the valiants without my assistance. Guess we'll see what the near future holds for us.