busy enough for sure. Have had some long meetings especially since they opened our mission
up to Face book. It s going to be a great teaching tool. I love you guys and I am so grateful to
be serving the people in Oregon."
We work every day in the temple except Sunday and Monday. On Monday Elder Gray drives the temple van and takes the temple missionaries to do their shopping.
One of our favorite days is Thursday because the MTC missionaries come to the temple. They are awesome, humble young people and, like all missionaries , there are lots of challenges ahead of them. We are in awe of all of the missionaries in the world!
On the weekends, many wards and stakes come to the temple. They come off the guaguas (buses), taxis, vans and public transportation in their Sunday best--white shirts and ties and dresses. Many have traveled at least 4 hours to get here. The building we live in has rooms that they can rent ($3.00 US) and lots of them come and stay a week at a time, especially those from the other islands. It’s interesting to see them cook meals in the kitchen of the MTC and gather around as one happy family.
This temple serves all of the islands in the Caribbean and there are many languages spoken, the main 3 are Spanish, English, and French.
Many temples in the world are closed on holidays, but here the members stream to the temple on holidays.
Merry Christmas to you all."