Sunday, January 4, 2009
There are several American couples down here who get together a couple of times a month. For Christmas we went to one of the poorer branches and a Christmas program for the children. The Cleverly's, Anderson's and Drake's were in charge of the treats for the kids. Some of our friends in St. George donated $100 which bought cookies, candy, candy canes, crayons and the printing of 10 page booklets of the Christmas story for 70 kids to color. Sister Elmer picked up the bags to put the treats in when she went to Salt Lake City to her son's wedding. Here we are filling the bags. Sister Hawkins made 150 pop corn balls to go into the bags and to give to the parents. The Ramirez' also purchased 70 one peice nativity sets, one for each child. We did the Christmas Story with the kids enacting the parts of Joseph, Mary, shephers, angels and the wise men. The choir of gringos and the congregation sang Christmas hymns. We were all very humbled when we left. This is what Christmas is about.
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