Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Miracles are Awesome!
December 23, 2013

I don't even know what to say this week! I love it! its going to be the best transfer ever. sister Hilton fell out of bed a few days ago and the lamp came crashing on my head and it was quite funny. HAHA she fell out of bed. that's the only thing I can think of when people ask us what happened this week. ahhaha just kidding missionary work happened.

Christmas miracles are awesome. our investigator came to church and made friends and also a whole family that hasnt been in a long time came too. everyone was so happy to see each other at church and it was just a joyous day.

Since its Christmas, we've been sharing a lot of Christmas messages with different families. that was an obvious sentence but im going to keep it. its been really cool though because we've been focusing on how Christmas does not just include His birth. His birth means SO much more. It includes everything from the Atonement to the Resurrection to what that means for us and our eternal salvation. there is an amazing quote that we've been thinking about a lot. its by one of the quorum of the 12, and he was talking about gifts we could give to the Savior at Christmas. he said, the Savior is the SON OF GOD. He has everything, doesn't He? no. He does not have us in His arms. That is what He truly wants. and He knows that that cannot be given to Him in one day, or even in one Christmas. He knows we are each on our individual journey home, so THATS what we can give to Him this year. and dedicate ourselves to returning home to Him with our families and those around us. we really are here for each other.

Its been a good week because our ward finally wants us. Just kidding but we got to help set up the ward Christmas party! sooo much work went into it and it was a great party. and someone invited us to their house for a relief society dinner so we could share a Christmas message! it was really fun and there were some people we didn't know as well and don't come to church as often so it was perfect. I really don't have much to say this week! everyone keeps asking us if this is really hard being away from home for Christmas and to be honest its not! I mean yeah I miss my family, but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to really have no job or school to distract from working with Heavenly Father. I absolutely love it and i'm excited for this week. love you!

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