Thursday, December 27, 2012

MA-Boston Mission Christmas

Sister Kanani and Sister E. will both remain in Waterford for the next 8 weeks, at least. There are mixed feelings, but there is a lot of work to do still.

The Mission President hosted Christmas devotionals on two separate weeks. Sister Kanani was able to attend the Temple and then spend time with other missionaries in the Boston area. Packages from home were sent ahead of time so that they would be there for each missionary to open. Most received letters and pictures from home.

Christmas Day was spent with several different families eating, sharing gifts, and teaching.  One family gave the Sisters huge packages of Lifesaver candy because they had been their lifesavers.

 And, of course, time to call home. It was WONDERFUL and Sister Kanani looks great!!!  There was a small bit of trouble with the Skype video transmission at first, but all worked out.  She was able to talk with her mom and dad, her grandmother, her two sisters and one of her nieces.

One of the gifts sent from her home Ward was a huge "Ward hug" signed by the Ward members.

And, what Sister Kanani called a miracle of the week:  “Bob passed the Sacrament on Sunday.  I didn't realize that he was going to until about halfway through the opening of Sacrament. Then I looked up and saw him sitting on the front row.  I almost started to cry.  I just felt so much joy at seeing him use his priesthood worthily.  It made it all that much better because he passed it to Stephanie, who took it for the first time since going inactive.  And to me who was sitting next to her.  It was an amazing experience and one of the happiest of my life.  I wish every moment could be like that.”

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