|Don and Alex- what a nice guy!|
|Alex Boye singing, "How Great|
Sunday started off our week in the best way possible. We had Don and Cheryl Elm show up at our house for dinner and then we took off together to a fireside here in San Diego. The fireside was Alex Boye! Oh he is an amazing man and talent. It was a great fireside and we really enjoyed seeing it with Don and Cheryl. Don has admired Alex Boye on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and was so excited to see him. Cheryl was able to get a picture of him with Alex and I took a candid shot of him as he sang his last song. It was a fireside that I will always remember. He told of being born in England, being left by his mom to be raised by his uncle who put him in to boarding schools. He told how he learned the gospel was the truth and used it to bless his life and change him. He has an amazing story and is sharing the gospel with it and his talents. He gave several private firesides in the home of stake presidents in the area and there are stories that come in each day of the people who were touched by him. He and his band also played for two YSA dances on Saturday.
|Tour guide meeting|
|My "lunch" on Tuesday! Mint brownie|
a lemon bar and a bulillio!
What could be better?!
|Elder Gillespe's creation|
During the week, our Elder Gillespie came back from visiting his dad during his last days on earth and then going to his funeral. We have worried and prayed for him going through such a hard thing and he came and brought us this wonderful "happy" bouquet to say thanks and put it on my desk! What fun. It has been great to see how he has dealt with his trial - he has chosen to serve and love people more! He said that he earned most of the money for his mission by being a clown and making balloon animals, people etc.
|Bart and Cherie at the beach. Beautiful day!|
|This is the pass along card.|
We are getting geared up for the new Christmas program that the church is launching the day after Thanksgiving. It is called "He is the Gift". Each of the missionary companionships will receive enough cards to be able to pass out 10 per day from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The card points to christmas.mormon.org which will have a new short video on Christ and Christmas. You Tube will have a media blitz on December 7th and all of the advertising will be by the church. Each December Ensign will have 9 pass along cards for all members to have the opportunity to join in and help with the effort. The church is asking all members to share the different media things on Face Book etc. and to try to help flood the earth with the message. I have spent many hours putting together all of the things that the missionary companionships will need. Our ward will be having its 5th Sunday meeting on how all of us as members can help "Share the Gift". I am excited to be a part of this great inspired effort. Hope you are too! Look for it and be a part of it.
|Perfect San Diego day at the beach!|
|This is a picture taken by me of Cheryl|
taking a picture of Alex and Don!