Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Merry Christmas!




Maligayang Pasko from the Morgans! We are now Elder and Sister Morgan in the Philippines Manila Mission. What a wonderful mission it is, too. The picture above is the decorations they are putting over the entrance to a gated community where our mission home is in Metro Manila. The Christmas season starts in the “ber” months, September, October, November, and December. This is their rainy season plus January and February. So in September the decorations start going up and Christmas music begins playing in the malls and stores. We also start singing Christmas hymns in church. This is wonderful.

We entered the Mission Training Center on August 23rd, 2010. This was just a couple of days after our eighth grandchild was born. We now have 4 grandsons, and 4 granddaughters. They are all wonderful beyond exception! We are very grateful for Skype so we are able to see and talk to them every week if they are home.

Our children are doing great even with challenges thrown their way. Grant, Kelli Ann, and Noah are in Clinton, Utah. Grant is working for a tire company while looking for a job in his field of interest. Kelli Ann is busy as always writing novels, making jewelry and many other things. Noah is turning 8 and will be baptized this January. We’re sad to miss it, but happy he will be baptized. He is doing great in school and with his piano lessons with Aunt Jen. He’s a great singer, too!

Kimberly, Brady, Isabel, and Ben are staying in our home to take care of it while we are gone for 2 years. Kim still does her pharmacy tech work once or twice a week, and Brady is doing his landscaping business and working full time for Weber State in landscaping while he is going back to school. Isabel is 4 and in preschool and tumbling. She will start piano lessons with Aunt Jen in January. Ben is 2 and is a charmer. He is very tall and active.

Jonathan, Tamina, Adam, Ari, Sarah, and Samuel are also living in Roy, Utah. Jon is working on Hill Air Force Base as an electrical engineer on the F-15. Tamina is home with their little brood. They are such fun kids. Adam is 6 and a whiz at school, and what a good singer he is. Ari is 4 and in the same preschool class as Isabel and they have a great time. She got snazzy glasses this last year. She is an excellent singer, also. Sarah is 2. She is sooo fun. She is a good singer, too. Like Ben she is tall and active. Samuel is 4 months old. He is a chunky baby! It’s hard to be able to see but not kiss those cheeks!

Christopher, Jen, and Nara are in Riverdale, Utah. Chris is working on Hill Air Force Base as a computer specialist for a civilian contractor. Jen is teaching piano and voice at home (her grandmother’s home) now. Nara is 1 and is walking! She is such a fun little girl. We love watching her grow.

Thus our year has come and gone. If you’d like to read our mission blog go to: http://morganmission1.blogspot.com/

With wishes of our Savior’s love to be with you,

Elder Grant and Sister Janene Morgan

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