Monday, December 27, 2010

Our Christmas "Tree" 2010

Here is our Christmas 'tree' - our corner with all the cute decorations the grandkids made and sent to us - plus our little pile of presents - Elder Smith got a new frying pan and I got a small sauce pan..among other more fun (candy) gifts! thanks to all - we are looking forward to a couple other packages that didn't make it for Christmas - BUT we accept gifts all year long!! Our Mission Pres. and wife gave all the missionaries a tee shirt - very symbolic - our Pres. designed them - in the 33rd chapter of Deut. ..."Joseph blessed above all; he shall gather Israel in the latter days ... 16-17 - "let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph ...His glory is like the firstling of his bullock (ox) and his horns are like the horns of unicorns (wild ox) - with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Mannasah." The horn is a symbol of power, in this case the power to push scattered Israel together, at the gathering place which is the font..(in the temple). It is believed that Joseph's banner bore the symbol of his tribe , a wild ox on a black field. The prophet has called: "Come join the rants" and this Christmas, in honor of your enlistment, we would like you to have a token that is symbolic of your sacred responsibility and power. We are proud to be enlisted with you, to camp with you in Jamaica, to march with you and to fight with you. Pres. and Sister Scott Hendricks

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