This week the mission was divided in half and we met for a zone conference in the morning and a Christmas devotional in the afternoon. The assistants introduced the Christ-like attribute of Patience. President Felix discussed the Doctrine of Christ with 2 Nephi 31. Sister Felix shared thoughts regarding the importance of love in teaching.
Bro. Abbott who is the Institute director in San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Institutes catered our lunches. We had garden greens with marinated tomato and cucumber dressing, steamed broccoli, baked potato casserole, stuffed chicken breast with pear herb dressing, and assortment of pie with ice cream. It was very delicious.
Front: Hermana Morales, Sisters Ulassin, Fisher, Mortimer, Elders Gregory, Peart, Morby, Plummer, Gemar, Elliott, Crook, Liddiard, Pace, Endicott
Back: Hermana Green, Sisters Hunsaker, Capener, Jones, Elders Elkington, Swenson, King, Carpenter, Yager, Rosenlof, Christenson, Garcia, Gilpin, Mulford
Front: Elders Suarez, Deem, Sister Lambert, Hermanas Ames, Cuevas, Zarate, Frias, Elders Brown, Sila, Hull, Hunter, Strom
Back: Elders Peterson, Kuepper, Sister Barnum, Hermanas Miller, Brown, Pirir, Kneip, Elders Campbell, Harper, Klingler, Payne, Parkinson, Dort
Front: Elders Haney, Dorius, Sisters VanDerWatt, Mulloy, Houseman, Elders Allison, Heck, Davis
Back: Elders Gruwell, Leavitt, Sisters Deitos, Huey, Wing, Elders Hurst, Levis, Gardner
They were portraying Elder Stewart's morning routine.
Elder Elliott, Hermana Morales, Sister Hunsaker, Elders Crook, Gemar, Yager, Sister Ulassin, Hermana Green, Elder Christenson, Sisters Mortimer, and Jones.
Hermana Brown and Elder Suarez performed a rap all referenced to our mission.
We learned angels are around us and support us in what we are doing. There are angels among us. (A video was shown with a picture of every missionary in the mission as the song Angels Among Us was sung; recorded with Elder Deem, Hermanas Brown, Cuevas, Griffes and Hermana Ricks accompanying).
We need to pray for angels and we need to be an angel.