It has been a while since I posted as things have been quite busy around here before Christmas.
One of the big problems in the Mission Office before Christmas is the amount of mail and packages that arrive there for missionaries all over the mission. Elder Huntzinger works real hard to get them forwarded to the right place as fast as possible, but about a week before Christmas we hold them for personal deliveries.
This picture was taken the week before Christmas. We had to run over to Hermitage, TN to sign a lease on an apartment (about 26 miles from the office) so we took the opportunity to deliver several Christmas packages to Elders and Sisters who where serving in Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Buena Vista, TN.
Pretty soon it was the day before Christmas and we still had loads of packages for missionaries serving all over the mission. The Old Hickory Ward and some others from the Stake were so kind to volunteer to spend their Christmas Eve
From Hohenwald we went south-east to Lawrenceburg Tennessee where we met up with Elder Stradling. It was such fun to see him. He was excited (as usual). This energizer bunny has lost no speed or enthusiasm. We would have gone out for lunch, but, who knew that literally everything is closed on Christmas day. Ultimately Elder Dunn did get a
We had a long day on Christmas but it was so much fun to see the joy that these missionaries spread. They are happy and full of excitement for the work they do. We are so lucky to be able to spend time with them and feel of their testimonies, commitment and love for the people of Tennessee and Kentucky.
After delivering all of our packages we returned home to our little apartment and went to bed. The next week was going to be super, super busy and we needed lots of energy.
On December 29th we received 11 new missionaries into the Tennessee-Nashville Mission.
Being the party animals that we have become, we had a rather sedate New Years Eve party. Elder Dunn was feeling punny when we left we left the office so we called it an early night and curled up under the electric blanket. We didn't even hear the midnight celebrations.
We are looking forward to 2015 and all the new experiences we can stir up. Hope you come along.
Love.......Darryl and Carolyn