Saturday, December 7, 2013

Visit to Crestwood and the Festival of the Nativities

This week was another busy week in the mission field. We had missionaries come into the office each day - so I ended up visiting with them and looking for jobs for them to do. I didn't get a lot of my work done. The missionaries love to come in and go through the mail, hoping to find a letter or a package with their name on it. Now I know how important it is to send mail to missionaries.

 We went out on Monday night to a teaching appointment with Elder Johnson and Beecroft. We knocked and waited and no one came to the door. The missionaries finally were able to reach the person by cell phone and learned the investigator was away visiting family. It's very disappointing to have a visit fall through. They had just come from another appointment where no one was home. I am proud of them that they keep going day after day with people missing appointments. That's kind of what missionary work is all about. Thank goodness that there is sometimes that "Golden" contact!

We had an ice and snow storm on Friday. The car had icicles hanging everywhere on it. The roads were a mess, but we got home safely. The missionaries used it as a service activity and helped push people's cars up the hills and out of ditches. We Senior missionaries were amazed that some of them didn't even wear a coat that day. The Elders are really just kids!

Luckily the sun came out on Saturday. It was only 28 degrees, but the roads dried out so we could travel.  So
we took the Hiatt's with us and drove up to Crestwood.  We went to Cabella's and to Costco. Both stores were packed with people.  We had many people stop and talk to us because we had our missionary name tags on.  Both members and not members alike.
Then we went over to the Crestwood stake center to their festival of Nativities. It was supposed to be both Friday and Saturday nights, but was cancelled Friday night because of the storm.  The cultural  hall  was decorated so nicely and reminded us of the activities we most love to do in Washington at Christmastime. They had nativities set up inside and also an outdoor live Nativity.
We got to visit with Lisa Perry Holt and her family (the family pictured below)- making it feel even more like we were still in WA. We also got to meet some of the missionaries who were helping at the nativity. It's always fun to put names with faces.  We also met Elder Bednar's son who is in the Crestwood Stake.  

I (Angela) also posted about my parents trip to Bardstown so be sure to read that post below.

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