Saturday, January 23, 2016

1-23-16 Our Daughter's Wedding (featuring Taichung Mission Sons and Daughters)

Although President was not able to attend, it is a wonderful blessing for your children to find their eternal companion while you are serving your mission and know that their marriage is sealed for time and all eternity!

 Draper Utah Temple
 Though a cold and snowy day, our hearts were warm!
Our family:
 Our children:
Many of President's family members were able to attend the sealing, 
after which they joined us for lunch at a nearby chapel:
 I met this lovely sister who told me a story of one of our missionaries:
Her friend's son had been in a language immersion program and by high school was quite fluent in French. However, the night before signing up for his junior year classes in high school, he dreamt he was teaching people in the Chinese language. He felt prompted to take Chinese instead that year, and invited his friend to do so as well. They both received calls to serve in the Taichung Mission and entered the mission field together. We are so grateful for missionaries who follow promptings of the Lord and do hard things!

The evening's open house:

 Our grandchildren! President still hasn't held the two youngest grandsons yet:(
 My brother's family:
I had the delightful opportunity to meet this couple from Elder Teh's home ward! 
Here come all our Taichung Mission Sons and Daughters!

 We used to see this young man working in the MTC dining room when we participated in language immersion prior to coming to Taiwan:
 How exciting it was to meet these two young men who have recently received their calls to the Taiwan Taichung Mission! We can't wait for them to come!
 My all time favorite returned Taichung Missionary:
So much fun to meet another returned missionary and his wife at church on Sunday:
 And then to have several visitors that evening!
 So fun to meet their spouses too!
What could be better on the long flight back to Taiwan, than to be able to visit and catch up with one of our returned missionary's parents? They are such a blessing to us, preparing their sons and daughter to serve faithfully and diligently!

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