2 Nephi 31:15 He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.
We can only hope the above scripture is true. When we applied for our Mission we requested an area with a moderate climate. You know, something like we have in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!! This is what we woke up to on Monday morning. The people who live here say that it never snows in Macon, Georgia and if it does, it is gone by the end of the day. Well…..it hasn’t gone away yet. It is cold, snowy, icy, slushy and generally miserable here right now. Someone in the Missionary department must have a real sense of humor! Seems they don’t get a lot of snow in Georgia so consequently, they don’t have a lot of snow removal equipment either. Schools and Airports closed as did Government Agencies and most businesses, even McDonald’s closed. In Utah this would have been just a small inconvenience; however, here it was borderline catastrophic.
Our son Jeff and his wife Mary Ellen flew in on Friday to spend a few days with us. They were supposed to return to Kansas City early Monday. Their flights were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday so they were not able to get out until Wednesday . We had a very enjoyable time with them even though we were confined to our 5th wheel all day Monday. The good news is we did have 20 baptisms in the Mission, six in our ward, this past week.
To our many friends in warm and beautiful Puerto Vallarta, we miss you. To our many friends in Utah, Kansas City and other cold areas, we share in your misery. Take care and have a Happy New Year.