Sunday afternoon we gathered with others from the branch to go caroling to three nursing homes. It was a great experience, with the highlight, our individually wishing each resident a Merry Christmas. I took this picture of our group just before we entered our last home.
When we were finished we decided to go to the hospital and sing to one of our members who just had a baby boy. The member is on the left. She is Moari. That was a lot of fun and of course others came in to listen. The gentleman on the right was waiting to become a father.
Following the nursery visit we went to one of the wards and sang there. We were happy to see Sister Carpenter with us. She has had a real trial lately with the death of her son last month and her husband 18 months prior. She is our Relief Society president and choir director.
Here is another look at the carolers and the hospital. I was in this corridor several times this week as it leads to the critical care unit. We had a member from the West Port Branch there after suffering a heart attach. His wife stayed in our flat for three nights this week. Just that morning they flew them to Christchurch for treatment.
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