Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Day 2015

Christmas Day - Joyful visits with family on Skype, Christmas Dinner together, and a fond farewell to Sister Pajaro

Sister Pajaro is surrounded by those who love her as she prepares to return to the Philippines

Sister Ashton and Wood play a lively Christmas Duet

Sister Trane was in charge of the Cafe Rio Dinner

Sister Pajaro's bright countenance will be missed

Friday, December 18, 2015

Rejoice - A Savior is Born

The theme resounds in the December initiative from the Church in 
"A Savior is Born"
A Savior is Born is introduced to all who enter the Visitors' Center during the Christmas Lights season

An extended family enjoys the exhibits in the Visitors' Center

All of the sisters in the Arizona Mesa Mission prepare to greet guests - inside the Center and out on the grounds

The Visitors' Center Sisters rejoice in the Christmas Season

Saturday, December 12, 2015

In the Dark Streets Shineth

"In the dark streets shineth the everlasting light"
a phrase taken from the words of "O Little Town of Bethlehem"  describes the light that is shining every night from the day after Thanksgiving through December 31st on the grounds of the Mesa Temple.
Over one million visitors come to see the lights and remember the Savior at His birth.

Our mailman and his wife and son, Carson, came to see the Christmas Lights

The visitors enjoy the new exhibits in the Center

The Book of Mormon exhibit instructs visitors about the Doctrine of Christ

The display of international nativities reminds us of the joy that is felt across the world in celebrating the birth of the Savior

Those who desire to know more about the gospel of Jesus Christ receive more instruction through the referrals from Christmas Lights
Hermana Loynd receives referrals

Hermana Gonzalez-Calderon helps in the process

Hermana Zamudio and Gonzalez invite guests to see "A Savior is Born"

"So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven"
Those who come to see the Christmas Lights and the Visitors' Center are drawn to the blessings of his heaven