18 of the Senior Missionareis gathered at the Employment Center to celebrate Christmas. We were happy to gather there, as you know spaces are limited when it gets near to Christmas. We had a really enjoyable evening of visiting and some videos of the live nativities which were done by church members in the area, and we had a family story by Elder and Sister Caldwell.
This was a celebration in the smae place early December, only 10 senior missionaries together this time for Pizza!
I can not believe that another 6 weeks has gone by already. At this rate I'll be home in no time. We still have green grass, it rained a few times over the past two weeks and I am ENJOYING it! What else is new? We have already had three Christmas dinners. The other senior missionary couple had us over for their Thanksgiving Turkey dinner as well, so at this point I am considering fasting three days per week! Either that or become seriously short of clothing that fits!
Also new in the office is Christmas packages. Here is a picture of Elder Stark and myself around the packages. We've sent out two times already to all the different areas in the mission, and these next two weeks will be more packages out as we do Zone Conferences. We have transfers this week and two Zone conferences. The next week we have two zone conferences as well. We will be having the opportunity to share the workload with a service missionary who will be helping in the office. We will likely have a second service missionary soon. Well I hope you all are having as blessed of a Christmas season as we are here in the Canada Toronto Mission. The attached pictures are all at the office. It was Zone Leader Council and the Zone leaders were given the Santa Hats by the other office mission couple. the Zone leaders can wear the hats as they hand out Christmas packages to the missionaries. We love you all and wish you well, Sister and Elder Stark.
Here are some pictures of the lake around our apartment in Brampton. In the one picture you can see the apartment from the road and over the lake, it is the second one in the background. We went for a walk, and I do believe we found the home of the wookchuck. Here is Elder Stark and myself walking across a pier, it is more needed in the spring than the fall, but it was fun to go for our last fall walk. This pier is across the small lake which is behind our apartment. My mom asked me what the name of the lake was and I did not know that the lake was large enough to have a name, we finally found out what the name of that lake was, Esker Lake. The above middle picture is the view of the lake from the road. The pier would be off to the right, across from the lake from the apartment.