December started with mission transfers, Here Sister Moulton is posing with some of the great sister missionaries in our mission.
We had a very busy preparation day on Saturday, December 20th. Us and the Rodericks (the other senior couple from our branch) got up at 6:00 am and left at 7:30 to pick young people up to go to Crestwood to the temple to do baptisms for the dead. We were excited to pick up a girl who just turned 12 so she could go to the temple for the first time. When we got to her home, her mom came out and said that she couldn’t go because she couldn’t find her temple recommend. We picked up two more girls and got to the temple about 8:30. One of those girls realized that she had left her recommend home on the table. They called our branch president who was visiting his family in Oregon, so it was 5:30 am for him. He was happy to verify her recommend. We are always so excited for these young people to go to the temple and set their sights on being married there. Elder Moulton was able to do the baptizing.
On Monday the 22nd we helped with and attended the Mission Christmas party. This is a picture of the missionaries enjoying their lunch.
On Christmas Eve we enjoyed a fun dinner with the missionaries serving in our branch at the Santos' house.
On Christmas day we flew to Utah to attend the funeral of Elder Moulton's mother. She lived a great life of 94 years and we will miss her. Her funeral was like a family reunion. Here we are posing with Elder Moulton's siblings and their spouses.