Jared had another exciting week in Alabama. He and his companion had two baptisms with another scheduled for this week. He wrote, "This week has really been amazing. Words truly can’t describe. Last Saturday, Karina and her son Luis, entered into the waters of baptism. It was a wonderful experience. Every time I’m able to be a part of sacred ordinances where covenants with the Lord are involved the spirit or truth always bears witness to me of the gospel and what they are doing. The Lord’s work is real and I’m thankful to be a part of it. I baptized Luis and Elder Watson baptized Karina. Sunday I confirmed Karina and Elder Watson confirmed Luis."
The baptism scheduled for this week is a young women who has friends who are members of the Church. She actually asked Jared when she could be baptized the first time he met her. "This Saturday we are having another baptism with Ashleigh. She is super excited. As we have been teaching her it is almost as if she knows everything already. She probably didn’t even need the lessons. So the Lord continues to bless us and bringing forth fruit from our labors."
I am definitely the proud father as I watch my children excel in the activities and service they pursue. We knew that Alabama would be a tougher mission, being located in the Bible Belt. But Jared has entered into each area with a positive attitude and willingness to put his all into it and has been blessed with baptisms and success each step of the way.
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 ...
9 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.