|New companion, a Jamaican Banana|
|Christmas Eve Angels|
Members of the church in Texas sent these to us!
December 30, 2014
Well it was great to talk to y'all on Christmas. I hope you enjoyed talking to me too. It was a pretty fun week. Well I'm too lazy to write everything that happened so I will basically start with Christmas Eve.
Monday was pretty fun and we mostly played sports. Nothing else really happened that day. Also happy birthday Joseph Smith.
Tuesday was Christmas Eve and it was a great day. We got a ride out to a lesson with the Fs and we gave them each Christmas Oranges and told them to look for people to help out. It was pretty sweet and they cooked us some really good food. We thought we were going caroling because the sister missionaries were suppose to pick us up from there but they got sick so we had to walk to dinner and then we told the sisters we had to walk home from the lesson and that it took super long time and that gave them a good scare. We had dinner with the Js and then we rode around the neighborhood and looked at the Christmas lights. It was fun. That was Christmas Eve.
Thursday we had a lesson with J and his girlfriend was there. We changed our plans to read Alma 36. It was sweet and she loved it. We committed her to read the Book of Mormon and she admitted she has some pretty serious issues. It was a great lesson though. Not much else happened but it went well.
|Helping J move.|
Saturday yet again we had a ton of things set up and almost all of them fell through. We did bring an addiction packet to J's girlfriend and we realized Alma 32 goes beautifully with addiction recovery so we read that with her, but that day she wasn't really into it. So we left.
Sunday was great and church was great! B was confirmed in sacrament meeting and Elder W did the confirmation. It was a really spiritual experience for Elder W and it was cool to be a part of. One of the speakers said that he was really impressed with B and then in Sunday School and priesthood B was answering lots of questions and everyone was really impressed. It was a good day at church. Everyone fell through yet again that night so it was a slow evening.
Well it sounds like you all had a great Chirstmas! I know that we do have a Savior who loves us and came to this earth who died for our sins so that we can return to live with Heavenly Father some day. I love you all and thanks for all the support this Christmas!
January 6th, 2014
This was a pretty solid week. Lots of ups and downs, but it definitely ended with some huge ups. I'll let you all feel the suspense we did with transfer calls and save it until the end. The subject line comes from a four-year old boy who we went to his birthday party last night. He is sweet! He loves the missionaries and they saw we didn't have anyone signed up for dinner so they invited us over. He was talking about movies so I asked him what his favorite movie was and he gave me a little smirk and then said Frank Bob. So I was like, "what? Are you making that up?" Then he just giggled and said, "also, Kleenex (looking around the room for the next word for the movie)... popsicle." Wow that was pretty genius. Someone should get on that and make that movie. It was fun to attend yet another birthday party of one of my little homies. We ate cupcakes and wore party hats so that was fun too.
I know that this church is true. This is the true church. I know that the Atonement is real. We have such a deep understanding of Jesus Christ and the power that comes through his sacrifice. It is real and we can access it. I know that he suffered that he might know how to succor his people. I know that the gospel bring peace, comfort, and understanding that nothing else can bring. We have the truth. Christ came, lived, died, and rose again. He loves us. He lives. As we turn to Him, He can heal us. Through Him we can become better each day and as we follow Him we will find true, everlasting happiness. I know this is true and that one day we will be so happy for our decision to stand by Him and follow Him at all times. I love you all and thank you for your prayers!