The following is part of her release letter:
During her 18-month stay we learned that Sister Wiener never wanted to inconvenience anyone and was always willing to do what needed to be done. She was one who quietly went about doing good. She might sponsor a missionary’s dinner or buy a suit without anyone knowing.
After being out for a little while, I noticed that she wasn’t going home even though I had told her to leave. After pressing her, she explained that she didn’t want to go until I left - in case I needed something. Most times she was the last to leave the office. Often she did the “above and beyond”. She interpreted my messy notes, patiently reminded me of things I needed to do, and anticipated many situations – being prepared before I asked her to be.
Another part of Sister Wiener’s service that was wonderful to watch was her interaction with Nathan Bunch. When she first came, she really wanted to be part of a missionary conversion. One day at the gym she met a young man. Unbeknownst to her, that day he had prayed for a sign that he should get baptized. Her talking to him, ended up being the sign he was seeking. Their friendship continued to develop. During her time here she was the extra support he needed. Certainly that friendship will be a very significant blessing from her service. Sister Wiener formed other friendships that benefited both those she knew; as well as, us as missionaries. Sister Wiener’s friendships ended up getting us temple names to do on a mission temple trip, help with cars, and knowledge about where to get haircuts and dental appointments, and a whole slew of other things.
Her service to Sister Loveland, and I was unmatched. If we needed it, she would do it. Intensely independent, if she didn’t know how to do something she did what was necessary to find out how to do it. Consequently we are sure she can do anything. Just a few of those things include driving a 15-passenger van, driving a moving van, shuffling cars, and fixing copiers.
But most importantly, Sister Wiener answered phone calls. With the phrase, “Hello, Arkansas Bentonville Mission” came kindness, a listening ear, common sense, courtesy, calmness, and anything that the person on the other end needed – all done with a charity like the Savior’s. There are two phrases from the scriptures that fit Sister Weiner – “no less serviceable” and “hold up-that which ye have seen me do.”
She will definitely continue to serve where she is asked, and she will be diligent. She will go forward, serving where she can, quietly calming any storm she finds around her.
To her friends, her family, and her ward we say, “Thank you for sharing her.” We love her and will treasure our time that we were lucky enough to serve together in the Arkansas Bentonville Mission.