Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Time

This past month, Emmalynn has had a Canberra Zone Conference, a Mission Christmas Conference, and we were able to Google Chat with her on Christmas Day.
            Sister Fotu, Sister Pace, and Sister Rollins: photo in her Christmas Card

Computer photo from Google Chat on Christmas Day

She liked the "12 Days of Christmas Gifts" we sent her:
1  Partridge in a Paper Christmas Tree (decorated with family picture ornaments, etc);
2  Pair of earrings
3  French Hen Eggs (chapsticks)
4  Christmas pictures from her nieces and nephews
5  Accessories
6  A Book of Mormon (with picture and testimony) for her investigators from all 6 of Garrett's family
7  Bags of Treats
8  Marking Pens
9  Toiletries
10 songs that Matthew and Jessica wrote--on a CD
11: 10 more songs on a CD of St. Martin in the Fields from London + 1 Harry Potter Journal from
12  A 12- month family photo calendar for 2017

From her 12/18 email:  "Sister Fotu and I are getting so well fed lately. . . I love hearing your guys' missionary experiences.  It makes me feel more closely connected because we're doing the same thing. . . Sister Fotu. . . is the best.  She's so chill and patient, even when I get stressed about silly little things.  We are becoming more and more comfortable with each other too, so our days are more and more fun.  I know most of the missionaries in my zone pretty well. . . I have only seen Pres and Sister Back twice now but they are really cool and chill, but they are great leaders and they always know how to advise us. . . Most people here call themselves public servants.  I'm not really sure what that means but Canberra is different than the rest of Australia.  It's like Washington DC where it is its own state.  Many work in Civic, which is where the Australian museum, national library, and a lot of other city buildings are.  I am slowly getting to know everyone in our wards and they are cool."

Here are a couple pictures from the past few weeks that were posted on the Facebook page: "Parents of Missionaries in the Australia Sydney South Mission."  Emmalynn is in the center of the Christmas Conference photo; and on the top left of the Choir photo.  Looking forward to more news from her soon!

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