Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Feet jammies

Every once in a while we get messages and pictures from the families where Elder Martin is serving. In his last email, he mentioned the Jeffords family. While they were at dinner last week, Elder Martin commented to one of their young children that he liked his pajamas, and mentioned that he had some similar ones.  Apparently, the kids didn't believe him, so he had to go show them.  Since several of the missionaries, including Colby are leaving this area, they went to say good bye to this sweet family.  Sister Jeffords sent me a very nice message and some pictures.  Yes, he is mine, and yes I love him.  I also love these families that are so kind. I am always so touched that not only do these families welcome the missionaries into their homes, but they take the time to share with us.  These pictures of our smiling, healthy, happy, missionaries fill our hearts!  Thank you, sweet Jeffords family.

Service and a whole lot of food

"We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere
 are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve."  President Spencer W. Kimball

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I woke up like this...

Elder Martin and Elder Nelson

Elder Martin and Pandian at 6 am. I woke up like this...

Car on fire!

Drugs are not cool...but penguins are.

He loves the rain...good thing, because there has been a lot of it.

Rain, rain, rain.

"Dedicated missionary service returns a dividend of eternal joy which extends throughout mortality and into eternity." Thomas S. Monson

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pfff...can I still dunk?

Here's Elder Martin's response when his dad asked if he could still dunk.  (I miss those long, gangly arms and legs.)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Just another week in West Hills

Tazed and confused in Chatsworth

Elders Mekhaeil, Martin, Clark, and Horito

" Ordinary people who consistently do small and simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results."  David A. Bednar

Monday, February 6, 2017

Service Opportunities

Sharing jack fruit

Trying the jack fruit

Elder Horito and Elder Mekhaeil

A Valentine package

"There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save." 
 President Thomas S. Monson