December 17, 2012
Today is the start of a very busy week for us. We completed our regular shift at the Peter Whitmer Farm and were trying to leave a little early (4:30 PM) in order to make our Family Home Evening event at the Smith Farm by 5:30 PM. Well a couple of sisters arrived at 4:20 PM....we are missionaries first! We gave the tour and arrived at the farm late.
Each year our mission has a family home evening during December at the Smith Farm. We invited three stakes to attend. There is a couple sitting in the log home reading Luke 2, and a couple in the frame home reading "The Night Before Christmas"; each dressed in period clothing. A set of sister missionaries takes a group and they carol from the log home to the frame home and back; then we had hot chocolate and cookies in the basement of the welcome center. We had over 400 people attend. It was a great evening!!