Saturday, January 21, 2017

Katie and Jace Visit Cuba

Katie and Jace had the rare opportunity to visit Cuba this last December. One thing I admire about them is that they will do what is necessary to see the world!

I received a text from Katie today with a screen shot of one of my blog posts.  Since it is evident that I am not as diligent as some of my friends who I aspire to be like, I have not kept up on it like I should.  It helped to know that someone read the post.

So a family update.  Katie and Jace have had quite an interesting time of it.  They just recently took a trip to Cuba.  Jace and Katie have done quite a bit of videography, but I think they are wanting to branch out and really document their travels.  The name of their company is A.I.M Productions (Adventure In Motion).  They had some incredible experiences in Cuba that they will cherish I am sure.  I will include some of their pictures and maybe a video.

LeGrande, or Elder Bair, I should say, has started his SEVENTH month in the mission field.  I can't believe it.  I wouldn't say the time has flown by any means, but I can't believe this many months have passed.  We think about him every day, and talk about him EVERY DAY!  We were fortunate enough to talk to him on Christmas.  Jace and Katie came over and we spend about an hour with him.  It was difficult for him to hear us for some reason, so we were yelling so that he could hear US.  It was such a treat to hear him talk about his experiences in the mission field.  He has grown and matured in so many ways.  He is still in the Long Beach West zone.  His trainer, Elder Ho Ching finished his mission and returned to Utah.  He's from Samoa I think, but will be going to UVU here shortly.  We were able to go to his homecoming and meet him and talk with him a little.  He seems like he would have been such a great missionary and full of knowledge about the Gospel.

LeGrande had his companion Elder Sharek, from Idaho, after Elder HoChing.  He is now companions with Elder Redd from Spanish Fork. I just learned that Katie and Jace are in his parents ward!  What a small world.

We were able to talk to LeGrande on Christmas for about an hour.  It was so good to see his face and know that he is doing well.  He seems like he is very focused on the mission, and sharing the Gospel. He has met so many great people in the process.  There is a cute young couple that LeGrande worked with who were baptized.  Ana Clara and Rodrigo.  We have come to know them a little through Facebook, and have grown to love them as well!