Sister Gowans decided to stay home for the afternoon while Elder Gowans went up to post to visit students. His first priority was to visit those who will be graduating on Monday. With the Holiday Block Leave beginning on Wednesday for some, they are holding all the graduations throughout the day on Monday. We will miss all of them as we will be helping the Holloway family transport their van to Atlanta for shipment to Hawaii. We will have three students graduating on Monday, Brothers Finch, Montierth and Priddy. He was able to visit with each one, but was only able to get one photo, the other two promised to be at church
Sunday so we could take them there.
Elder Gowans was able to visit 17 of our students and wish many of them a Merry Christmas; some will be in their saftey briefings tomorrow, which occure during church hours. We want them to know that we love them and hope they all have a wonderful Christmas. He did have one young man come up to him and say that he is a member of the church; so he told him that we would look him up after the Holiday Block Leave. It was nice to be able to visit with nearly half of all our current students.
This evening we enjoyed the Augusta Ward Christmas party; many ward members came out. We took photos of many of the families; we will include them here with as many of their names as we know.
The Holloway Family
Marquita and children, she is investigating the church
Elder Eklof and Sister Tevi
Sister Ledbetter and children, husband is deployed
The Stewart Family
The Rafn family
The Erwin family
The Fisher Family
The Patchett Family
The Anderson Family
Another Anderson Family
The Alderson Family
The Smith Family
Marilynn and son