Thanks for all the pictures of all the cousins! That's so much fun! I love that everyone is growing up so much and we still can have tons of fun being
silly and funny together!!!
Before I update on anything going on here, I have two things to say. 1) Elder Scalise and I are staying in Fort Walton Beach for another transfer!!! WAHOO! 2) I have a mission for my family back home. Brother and Sister Golden are converts to the church (they joined in 1975 I think), and the missionaries that taught them were a Senior Couple named Keith and Murial Smith (remember those names). Keith Thomas Smith and His wife Murial (who has a sister named Ruby) have since passed away and were buried in Cedar City, Utah. Their kids are from California, among whom there is a Thomas and Thomas' biological sister (can't remember her name) whom they adopted. One of their biological children is their daughter Barbra (or Barbara) who married a man named Heber (whose last name they don't remember) and they had a daughter named Cherie. Keith and Murial's mission was during 1975 at least and they passed away sometime between 1988 and 1991. Keith had a Sheep Ranch in Iron County somewhere and their mission was to whatever mission area included Daytona Beach, Florida in 1975. They think he was a sheriff or otherwise in law enforcement at some point as well. The Goldens would love to get in contact with any of their children and so to track them down for Brother Robert Golden and Sister Cherie Golden, this adventure will include family history searching, field work, and contacting people around the community or elsewhere. I've listed all the info the Goldens could procure. Now, your mission - should you choose to accept - is find Keith and Murial's descendants and report back with contact information if found for the Goldens! Good luck!
On the other hand, Sergia (Jesus, Julia, and Eduardo's mom) has come to church twice in a row now and possible has adjusted work so that she can come every week! Which means she can finally join her children as a baptized member of the Lord's church on the earth today! We are SO excited for her!!! I love everyone we work with, and there are so many people making so much progress right now that I am doubly glad I get to stay here another 6 weeks! I don't have a ton of time because we've got more to do today than most preparation days but thanks to everyone who has written to me recently! I know it's not a huge thing, but I recognize that it takes time and thought and it really does make a big difference out here, especially on a rough day, just to here what's going on in your life! Thanks again!
As for this week's challenge, it goes along with that thought. You can do this anonymously or with a beautiful signature at the bottom; through the mail or in person; door-bell ditching or at the end of an hour-long conversation. However you do it, write a kind note to someone and deliver it this week. It can be a thank you note, get-well card, thinking of you, I'm-here-for-you, you're the best friend, hey how's life going?, whatever. Just let someone know you care. Imagine yourself getting a letter or a note or something like that and how you would feel. A few short words can go a long way! There are way too many rude, rough, and roudy words, fill the world with some quiet, kind, caring words this week, then tell me how it goes! :)
Love you all tons! Keep learning, growing, and being awesome!