Monday, December 15, 2008
Tis the Season to be Jolly!
Sunday, December 7th was the farewell dinner for Elders Young, Monson, Robertson, Malagon and Bautista. We met together early so all could attend the Christmas Devotional at the Stake Center. Monday we greeted our new missionaries, Elders Gray, Broderick, Trevino, Rico, Cruz, De Los Reyes,and Martinez. On Tuesday the changes were made. Elder Rhodehouse left the office as an Asst to become a ZL in Celaya Este for his last change and Elder Maxfield joined the office as the financial secretary in-training. Farewells and Salutations to all. Elder Maxfield is the Elder licking his fingers. Wednesday thru Saturday we had our Christmas Zone Conferences. Dahl Cleek was so good to collect ties from our Porterville Stake for a Christmas Gift to all of our dear Elders. The Hermanas received hair clips that I purchased. We also gave them a cookie plate and Christmas Card with pictures of all our missionaries. I think I made over 800 cookies for this JOLLY SEASON. But after it was all said and done, President Cox and I had such a special feeling of love and appreciation for our missionaries. We were able to personally hug each of them and give them their Christmas gifts...I even had a special missionary-hug handshake that we shared. It was truly a special time for all of us.