Thursday, October 30, 2008

We were able to talk to Christa a few times yesterday en route to Peru. She sounded good!! It was fun for us all to have a chance to chat for a bit. She arrived early this morning at the MTC in Lima, Peru. She sent us an email letting us know she made it safely. She also informed us of a few other things.
1)Do not send any packages to the MTC
2)Only send mail to the MTC for 3 weeks. If you send it after that she will not get it before she leaves for Arequipa.
3)Her new address is:
Hermana Christa Keele Arequipa Peru Mission
Av. Melgarejo 159
Urb. Campo Verde
La Molina, Lima, Peru

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Primero Dia

Here's Hermana Keele on her big day. The camera was misplaced by the family, hence the delay in getting these pictures up. Apparently Em hated the pictures with the rest of the family in them because she only sent me the ones with Christa and mom! We've received a few letters from CK so far. She is doing well! She leaves today for the MTC in Peru. We will post her new address soon. A direct quote from her last letter "Thanks so much for all the mail!!! I am in love with mail!!!" She does not have much time to write, but she loves hearing from everyone.

The following is a quote from President Heber J. Grant concerning missionary work. I read it recently and wanted to share it. "We as a people have one supreme thing to do, and that is to call upon the world to repent of sin, to come to God. And it is our duty above all others to go forth and proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, the restoration again to the earth of the plan of life and salvation...We have in very deed the pearl of great price. We have that which is of more value than all the wealth and the scientific information which the world possesses. We have the plan of life and salvation...The best way in the world to show our love for our neighbor is to go forth and proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, of which he has given us an absolute knowledge concerning its divinity."

I'm excited for Christa to share the gospel with others, and I hope we too can be more committed to sharing our knowledge with those around us!


Monday, October 27, 2008

I just got my second letter from Christa today, and she sounds good! She goes to the Lima, Peru MTC on October 29, she told me that she'll send her address in the next letter, so we'll have that posted soon. Here are some more pictures.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christa and her companion: Hermana Garner in class

       All of Christa's roommates/girls in her district, Hermanas: 
Garner, Keele, Walther, Jones

Christa and her friend from BYU in the cafeteria.

Cleaning the men's bathroom at 6:00 a.m. for her service for the week.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My letter

Today I got my first personal letter from Christa! I was so excited, but of course I also burst into tears. She sent a few pics of her at the MTC.  She's doing pretty good!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Today we got our first letter from "Hermana Keele!" It was pretty exciting, except my mom and I could hardly get through it.  She's doing pretty good, she really likes her companion who's going to Peru with her, but she still doesn't know anyone going to Arequipa, Peru with her. She's a little homesick but getting better, and more used to everything.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Christa's Address

Sister Christa Keele
MTC Mailbox # 267
PER-ARE 1029
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, Utah 84604-1793

Thursday, October 9, 2008

One Voice

The song playing on this blog helped Christa decided to go on a mission.  At Christa's farewell Hannah Maxwell sang this song.  It was the best part of the whole meeting, Hannah has an amazing voice, and she made it a great day.  If we could have Hannah's version on here we totally would! Thanks again guys!


Well we dropped Christa off at the MTC on Wednesday October 8 which will now be recorded as the saddest day of my ENTIRE life. (sorry Darren, but I can't really remember yours:) It was a pretty hard day for all of us, and her last words were..."None of you can die in the next 18 months!) and she was "dead" serious! Christa leaves for Arequipa, Peru on October 29, we will have her address posted here, and on her face book account. I know she'd love to keep in touch with all of you, and hear what's going on!
Just by the by this is her little sister Emily, and me and my older sister Brittany, and our brother Darren and our sister in law, Melanie will all be authors on this blog.