Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas from Santa Clarita

What a busy time in the mission! This week Adam had finals. It was also Zone conferences. The mission is currently divided into six zones. The missionaries come to zone conferences to receive training on how to be more effective at teaching the gospel and to get their testimonies strengthened. They also come to associate with each other and get a welcome seven hour break from their normal daily routine. Sister Martin felt so bad to miss all of the conferences this week except a few minutes of the Santa Valencia zone. I was trying to accomodate Adam's schedule. I am first a wife and mother, then a missionary.

We want to notify all of you that you can send mail to us via the Mission Office for the next year.
Send to:
President Jerald (or Sister Gemie, or Adam) Martin
23504 Lyons Ave. Suite 107
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

If you have already sent us a Christmas card which we did not receive, it will eventually get to us. We will have mail forwarded to us. Thanks for your patience with us and our mailing address changes.

Yesterday Jerry arrived for Christmas vacation. He looks great! He will be with us until the 28th when he flies out to Louisville, Kentucky where Alyssa will pick him up and they will drive to Utah where Alyssa and her three children are moving. What a great brother to give up part of his vacation to help drive his sister and her children to their new home. Of course, it could be a vacation to drive half way across the country with three children under seven--or not.

For those of you who do not know, Alyssa was divorced last year. She has a job with Richards Labs waiting for her back in Utah. She has an interview in January with a pharmacy school also in Utah. We are praying that she will be accepted to their program for the Fall of 2010. She scored very high on the PCAT and has been getting A's in the prerequisite classes she has been taking in Kentucky. Alyssa, you go girl!!! It will be nice for us because we are hoping they will be able to come visit us while we are serving here as missionaries.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and (from Adam--who kept the faith), "How 'bout them Cowboys?"