Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

It was the zone's goal to have a white Christmas - baptisms!  They had 8 baptisms that day so it was indeed a very white Christmas.

 This is the Arpires family.  The oldest son, Nicolas, is the stake executive secretary and baptized his grandmother.  Another son is serving a mission in Venezuela.

To the right are Elders Egbert/UT and Crespin/El Salvador.

                                              Now that's what you call a white Christmas!! 

On Christmas Day we fed all the missionaries pulled pork sandwiches, french fries, watermelon, and each received a bag of goodies - homemade chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, and brownies.  Didn't seem to be any complaints...  :o)  Several also used our Vonage line to call home, one of two calls allowed for the missionaries per year (the other on Mother's Day).

Sisters Brown/UT and Adair/AZ, Elders Hughes/UT, Guymon/UT, Adams/TX, Crespin/El Salvador, Egbert/UT, and Auma/Peru enjoying their Christmas Day meal.

                                                    Elders Correa/Chile and Burton/CA.

Elders Gossling/GA, Nitta/CA, Perez/CA, Critchlow/UT, Bilbao/Chile, and Araya/Chile. 

Elder Gossling, Sisters Adair and Brown relaxing in the living room during the afternoon.

Above, Elders Araya/Chile, Nitta/CA, and Critchlow/UT with Elder Gossling/GA in the corner of the picture.  On the other side of the room:  Elders Guymon/UT, Auma/Peru, Crespin/El Salvador, Egbert/UT.

A district of elders:  Adams/TX, Bilbao/Chile, Perez/CA, and Araya/Chile.  Bottom picture has Elder Gossling/GA helping with the computer and doing some scheduling.

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and will have a wonderfully Happy New Year!!!


  1. Thanks for the pictures of James and for what you did for our missionaries. James said the food was incredible and that he had a blast. His comment was it was the best pulled pork ever!!!

  2. I love that goal of a white Christmas. A kid in our ward wanted to get baptized on Christmas, which I thought was pretty fun!