Elder Espinoza

Elder Espinoza
Alma 26:12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Jaden's Farewell

Sunday February 24th Jaden gave his farewell talk at church.
Let me just say it was so special to see so many friends and family there to support Jaden and hear him talk. And boy did he talk! He almost took up the whole time! It was really neat to see him up there doing a pretty good job of speaking and just being so excited to go on his mission.  
It really just touched my heart to see all the people that came for him. His friends near and far- some flew in just to see him. Parents and brothers and sisters of his friends came. Friends from our old ward that Jaden  grew up in when he was young (the old 4th ward).  Some of his favorite Young Men's leaders from our previous ward (1st ward). There were even some of the kids and their families that came that he has taught or is teaching swimming lessons to. And of course our wonderful extended family members that have always loved him and supported him. I thank everybody for being such an inspiring and important part of his life. You all have helped to shape him in who he is and is becoming.

Friends and Family celebrating the day with us.
Jaden lived and worked in California for 4 months last year and these are two of his good friends from there that flew up for his farewell.
Emily and Shana

Later that night Jaden got a phone call from the AP missionaries in Albuquerque.  They were just calling to see how he was doing and if he had any question before he came out. That was a nice surprise and he had a good time talking to them!

Jaden leaves next week!

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