Pic #30 is of me lying in the middle of Sis. McGlauphlins lawn. I mowed the entire thing with her push mower and bagged it too. Elder Deets was running the weed wacker. The heat was a killer!!
#24 is a picture of our district. From left to right; Elder Harris, Williams, Me, Floyd, Deets, and Dorr. We are a sweet district. It's a lot of fun.
This last one was pretty funny. We were walking outside to get the phone, we left it in the car, and I saw this little toad outside of our door. You know what they say if you kiss a toad right? haha
Jared had the opportunity to go down to Birmingham to a temple session. "Well, last Wednesday we had the opportunity to go to the temple. It was a wonderful experience. The Birmingham temple has been really busy since the Atlanta temple closed in the beginning of July. Apparently they are doing some reconstruction on the Atlanta temple and earthquake proofing it so we are getting a lot of people from Georgia coming over. Luckily every third Wednesday they have a special missionary session at 1:30. However, most of the missionaries go to the 10:00 AM session so they can have time to do their other pday activities. Brother Haslam, a member of the Oxford branch who actually served his mission here about 6-8 years ago, took us to the temple."
He taught a district training meeting, "Friday I had my DDM training. It went really well. I did my training based off of Lehi’s final words to his sons when he told them to “Be MEN” from 2 Nephi 1:14-24. I talked mostly about three points that can help us be better men of God; obedience, unity, and righteousness. It ended up being a really awesome training. I used some talks from Henry B. Eyring and D. Todd Christofferson. I concluded with what the Savior said when his disciples asked Him what manner of men they ought to be and then answered, “Verily I say unto you, even as I am” (3 Nephi 27:27; 18:24) It was a great DDM and afterwards we went out to Cracker Barrel to eat. Boo yaaa, I love that place. Haha."
He is staying busy and very positive. It is hard to believe that he is coming up on his 16 month anniversary. Christmas will be here before we know it and then it will be only 4 months until he comes home. WOW!
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
10 years ago
Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.