Tuesday, November 25, 2014

He Is the Gift Christmas Initiative 2014

This morning at 7:30am our mission met in Theater 1, South Visitor Center at Temple Square to receive training from Brother Kay of the Missionary Department for ''He Is the Gift'', a Christmas initiative to invite all to come unto Christ.  Temple Square changes magically at Christmas so as missionaries we need to adjust a little in the way we do our missionary work. As part of this initiative we will have a 5 minute video available to all visitors that shows us that the most important gift during the Christmas season is the gift of Heavenly Fathers son, Jesus Christ, to us. Through the video and He Is the Gift pass-a-long cards we are invited to Discover The Gift, Embrace The Gift and then Share The Gift by expressing our feelings and thoughts about Jesus Christ through various social media. There will also be a You Tube promotion for He Is the Gift beginning November 28.  Along I-15 billboards will display ''He Is the Gift'' referring people to go online at christmas.mormon.org for more information.


Sunday, November 9, 2014


Sisters were asked to write on a feather some thing they were grateful for to help fatten up our turkey. An attitude of gratitude prevails throughout our mission so it didn't take long to fatten this turkey and he continues to grow fatter.  Something our Sisters are particularly grateful for this Thanksgiving is the opportunity to be invited to members homes from the Bountiful Heights Stake.  Temple Square will close from noon to 6pm on Thanksgiving day and during that time Sister companionships will spend Thanksgiving with a family from the wards within this stake.  The Sisters are so excited to be in members homes for Thanksgiving and grateful for this opportunity.  We wish all who visit our site a Happy Thanksgiving and may we all keep this attitude of gratitude throughout the year and throughout our lives.  No matter the circumstances you find yourself in, remember, a grateful heart sits at a continuous feast.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Temple Square closed at 5pm on Halloween and our mission gathered in the cafeteria area of the Church Office Building for a Potato Bar dinner.  President Poulsen warmly welcomed everyone and introduced our new senior missionary couple Elder and Sister Burton.  Afterwards we went to the 7pm Endowment Session at the Salt Lake Temple.  All 190+ of our Sister Missionaries looked beautiful dressed in white and it was a special experience to be together in the temple as a mission.

              Sisters enjoying our Halloween Event
                                                         A line begins to form for our Baked Potato Bar & other goodies