Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas!

The first e-mail we got from Bryn today . . .

Sister Suttle texted us this morning and said her and Brother Suttle have the day off and if we needed anything or we wanted to go do something fun today is the day. So we asked her about Cafe Rio and she said she would love to get it for us. So GUESS WHAT??? SISTER SUTTLE IS ON HER WAY TO GET SISTER POPE AND I CAFE RIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANOTHER CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. (For anyone who doesn't know, Bryn would eat Cafe Rio at least 2 or 3 times a week before she left so getting Cafe Rio after 7 months of not having it is really exciting for her - in case you couldn't tell!!)

And the second e-mail . . .

Sorry this email will be really short.
Hello Family,

It was so great to talk to you last night. I am so grateful I got to talk to the cousins and aunts and uncles. I thought Christmas would never come. We have had such a wonderful week. I love the members of the Sumner ward and being able to serve here.

Earlier this week we went on exchanges, I was with Sister Hammond in South HIll. I love her so much and saw a lot of miracles.

Saturday during the day we had another Festival of Finding! I was a little worried we wouldn't have a lot of success because it was Christmas Eve and a Seahawks game. However with the Lord anything is possible. Sister Petersen and I were white washing South Hill the first hour and a half and we had a "Third floor, first door" experience. The first door we knocked on of an apartment complex was a family - we taught the mom at the door about the Book of Mormon and Restoration. So neat. We also had a "Third floor, Last Door" moment too. The rest of the day was really great. That night we had dinner with the Jacobsens. Both of the parents served in Europe and their son is serving in Italy so we had a European Fondue party! I loved it and it was delicious. After dinner we read the Christmas story in Luke. I told them that is something my family does every Christmas Eve so it was great to keep the tradition going.

( I know from President Uchtdorf's talk it was "Fourth Floor, Last Door" but there were only 3 floors in the apartment complex.) 

Christmas Day -

We went to church and it was lovely, so many great musical numbers and both bishops of the Sumner and Puyallup wards bore their testimonies. We had lunch at the Fellers and then the Zone went to an assisted living center to sing Christmas carols. It was so tender one man cried as we were singing. Then we had dinner with the Suttles (love that family) and we played the jelly bean game. It was the best - gross flavors but we had a blast. Also Wesley one of our investigators came too!

Hope you have a great week!

Much love,

Sister Wynder

The Sumner ward Christmas party with Santa

Christmas Eve with the Jacobsens

Christmas morning - opening presents

Christmas day lunch

 Caroling on Christmas day

 Christmas dinner with the Suttle family

Skyping on Bryn's end!!!!

Skyping on our end . . .
Merry Christmas!

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