Saturday, January 23, 2016

December 28, 2015 Christmas in L.I.B.

Hello Everyone!

Merry Christmas to everyone! It was so great to be able to talk to the family on Christmas. It wasn't easy to put it all together, but when the moment finally came, we were able to talk to each other and it was great. It was really a special moment on Christmas. To start for the day, my companion and I got up and we started cooking our breakfast. I made some egg stuff as my companion cooked the bacon and hashbrowns. Sadly, it was so filling, we weren't able to eat that much. We then got ready and shot out to Doe Community to visit with Finda. Finda is the widow of Peter who passed away this past week. We found out this week that Peter was poisoned to death. He works in the Judiciary System as the Chief Sheriff and since Liberia is pretty hardcore, someone killed him for some reason. Very sad.
But we went to visit Finda to bring her a Christmas gift. We decided that we would buy her 50 kg's of Rice to support her for a little bit. She wasn't around so we dropped off the rice with a picture of Jesus on it. We saw her the next day and she was so grateful for the rice. She had a big smile on her face and she was smiling and laughing. She came to the investigator class and we taught Baptisms for the Dead to everyone. Finda raised her hand and asked about Peter, whether or not he is able to be baptized. We explained to her that he can be baptized, that they can be sealed, and that they can still be together again in the celestial kingdom. She had a big smile on the face and gave me a thumbs up. She is such a great lady and her faith at this time strengthens mine. This Christmas season has really been a special one. One that was not so much about me, but much more about others. It was nice to see people's Christmas and to improve their day with a smile or some service. Well, I love you all and hope you had a great Christmas as well.
Elder Treadway

pic 1- Comfort, our RC, using the African spoon

pic 2- Just helping cook some fufu

pic 3- Christmas Breakfast