The common cry at this time of year is that we act differently during this holiday season than we do most of the rest of the year. How many times have you heard that said? As we near the day we celebrate as the anniversary of the birth of the Christ Child, let us resolve to have charity towards all, and malice towards none during the entire year, that we may emulate His life and purpose.
|Samantha, Kristen, Erin, Shannon|
a part of the Bridgewater institute class
|Bro. Rick Cartier,|
an awesome individual
This past Friday, November 23, we had an opportunity to go to the temple with a large number of YSA to do some ordinance work. We've never had as many youth attend the temple in one night, and it was a very rewarding time. We're going to see if we can change our YSA temple visits to Saturday so more youth can come from outlying areas, and we'll have more time for them to be involved and to feel the spirit that dwells there.
|Elder Fisher, Jimmy Adamson,|
& Elder Hardy
|Sister Rust, Raju, & Sister Kowalski|
|Elder Deem, Stephanie Kenney,|
Elder Hunt, & Catherine (Steph's mom)
|We chose to chew at the Choo's|
|Bro. & Sis. Hartling|
The Canadian Thanksgiving Day is the second Monday of October and we were invited to a couple of homes for wonderful dinners - JJ and Sheldon Choo on Sunday and Bro. and Sis. Hartling on Monday. We had more invitations but two were plenty filling. For the American Thanksgiving we were invited to a dinner at the "empty nesters" in Dartmouth on the Monday previous to Thanksgiving Day. They invited all the American senior missionaries, and we had a lot of good food and great company.
"The Barber" - Sister Tiff, giving Elder Hardy his last haircut in the mission field. We want him to look good when he arrives home this coming Friday!