Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Edition

Being fancy at Flemings.

"You will be a light to the world as you share your testimony with others.  You will reflect to others the Light of Christ in your life.  The Lord will find ways for that light to touch those you love."  President Henry B. Eyring

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Christmas Visit

The Christmas Call.  If I were to be completely honest, which I will be, I was kind of dreading this. I didn't have a lot of confidence in how I was going to react when I saw him.  Lately, everything has made me very emotional.  Once that call came in, the excitement took over and I was fine, it was like having him here.  I didn't even cry...until we ended the connection. It was so great to see and hear our Elder.  He looked great, and sounded like he was having fun and working hard. We are so grateful for him and for all the wonderful people that have come into his life.  We love him and miss him, and maybe I will look forward to Mother's Day with less anxiety.  Maybe.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas

*** Elder Martin was so excited to meet Mark Jackson.  Please don't tell him that I had to Google him.  😕 ***

"As we seek Christ, as we find him, as we follow him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always." President Thomas S. Monson

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Week 1 in West Hills

"Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things will always work out." 
 President Gordon B. Hinckley

A note from mom and dad;  We are so very grateful to the wonderful ward members in Santa Clarita. They were so great to send us pictures and messages.  They took amazing care of the missionaries in their ward, Elder Martin loved them and grew very close to them and the families they taught.  Thank you so much. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bye Bye Santa Clarita, Hello Valley!

Saying their final good byes to Elder Allen

Santa Clarita in the rearview mirror

"Following Christ is not a casual or occasional practice but a continuous commitment and way of life 
that applies at all times and in all places."  Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Monday, November 28, 2016


Elder Martin's email November 28, 2016

The wonderful Aubrey family

"May I suggest a formula that will ensure our success:  first, search the scriptures with diligence; second, plan your life with purpose...; third, teach the truth with testimony; and fourth, serve the Lord with love."  
President Thomas S. Monson