Wednesday, December 24, 2014

What a Year...Christmas 2014

What a Year 2014 has been for our family…

            Nathan graduated from the University of Utah in Sociology in May and was accepted to graduate school at Arizona State University. He moved to Arizona in August and will be there until December of 2015. He has learned to appreciate Utah for its seasons, where he can pursue the outdoor activities he loves. In July he went back to Malaysia and stopped in Thailand and was able to spend a day with Landon!

            Landon had been out almost 18 months and has served in Ayutthaya; the old capital of Thailand, Nong Khai; near the border of Laos, Samut Prakan; south of Bangkok and now in Sisaket; close to the border of Cambodia, where he is training a missionary fresh from the states. The people of Thailand are really ready to hear the gospel and they are seeing the fruits of their labors in Thailand.

Jeff and I are surviving this taste of being empty nesters. We miss both of the boys at home, but are so proud of what they are doing with their lives.

Norman Vincent Peal said, “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” I truly believe this, and I love the spirit of the holidays and the peace that comes to the world as we recognize His birth. Merry Christmas to all!

Jeff, Joan, Nathan & Elder Watkins

Christmas 2014

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