"Friday we had our DDM. It was a pretty good training. We made district goals and I trained on the importance of making goals and planning. It was really fun. Afterwards we went to La Frontera and had lunch together.
"Saturday we went up to the church for General Conference. We call this spring break for missionaries. I loved general conference this time. My favorite talks were Elder Scott’s, Bednar, Callistar, and Holland. Those were all awesome talks. Holland laid it down with the Book of Mormon. It was completely legit! After the second session Ashleigh was baptized. The baptism went really well. It was probably the noisiest baptism I’ve ever been too because there were tons of kids running around. We finished the night with the priesthood session. Sunday we watched the rest of conference then afterwards we went to a part member’s home and had dinner. It was really good. They made homemade pizza.
"Yesterday we taught a really nice lady. She was a media referral and ordered a copy of the Bible. We went to her house and had a great lesson. We should be giving her a church tour next week and she should be coming to church too.
"The weather has been in the 60’s this past week. It is really nice to have some cooler weather. Last night we had a pretty bad thunderstorm. There was tons of lightning and thunder. It reminded me of Oklahoma.
"Oh, so when we got home last night we walked in and there was a leak in our ceiling. The maintenance man had already gone home so it dripped into a bucket all night long. I guess it has to do with the air conditioner or something. They are going to fix it today."
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.