Thursday, December 17, 2015

Weekly Update # 19 - Where's the snow?

Yep. No snow :(

Hey everyone! There are a lot of ways to bring the Christmas Spirit and I actually have a poem from a member in my last Ward. Sis. Scoggins is almost 85 years old and she would feed us dinner
occasionally. Before we left her house she handed us a copy of the poem she created. Here it is!

'Twas the day before Christmas
All over the town
Most folks were frantically running around!

Black Friday was over but more must be bought,
And many good townsfolk were feeling distraught!
No time for stories, no time for sleep,
The kids were hard at it with Facebook and tweets;

Consulting their phones, their notebooks and Apps;
Oblivious to all the confusion and flaps
Their selfies were rapidly filling the air,
Hoping that someone would notice them there.

Wishing that Santa on his digital sleigh
Was driving his digital reindeer their way;
Bringing Xboxs, some games and some toys,
To good little girls and good little boys.

When outside the house rose this glorious sound!
They looked up from their phones and turned all around!
A small group of people were singing with joy,
Of a Savior, Redeemer, a new baby boy.

He was born of a virgin in a place far away.
The lessons he taught are as vibrant today,
As they were when first given, so let us all pray
That his message goes viral through all cyberspace
Let us put down our toys and partake of His grace!

To live as He lived and serve with all might
His Plan for Salvation, to teach what is right
JESUS came here to save us from sin
His offer: eternal existence with Him

And our Father in Heaven, partake of His might
So, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

It's an awesome poem! I love it just as much as I love Isaiah 9:6.

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The
Prince of Peace.

I know our Redeemer lives, and through His glorious majesty, we can
all live with our Heavenly Father again. Continue to have a wonderful
Christmas Spirit, and do whatever you can do bring that Spirit into
your home! Love you all! Have a blessed day!

Elder G

Sent from my iPad


I'm so excited. I'm so spoiled. I've been in two great areas for a
fourth of the mission. Crazy to think this experience is going by so
fast. Just think, I'll be home soon playing Halo all weekend long
again :)  just kidding..... Sorta..

Love you guys.

When the package came it was bigger than the tree! Thanks mom :)

Our "Christmas wall"