December 1, 2014
Holy Moly. Can you believe that we have started December? This year flew by! Today we had a Leadership Meeting to talk about the things that we will be doing in the next Zone Trainings. This months will be a fun one because its Christmas! =) After waiting a year we will be able to play volleyball haha =)
So this week was a busy one. I felt like we were running everywhere. To start off the week we celebrated Sister Stevens birthday! The Canales Family invited us over to sing and eat cake. It was so nice of them to make Hna Stevens day special. Then the next day was Thanksgiving! Which turned out to be one of the great thanksgivings ever! We went over to the bishops house and had dinner with them.(Unfortunately we forgot our cameras) They had their house decorated so cute, it was all harvesty! They made turkey and ham with vegetables and a fruit salad for us. It was so nice! As we were running to get home in time the bishops wife, Veronica, told us that was her very first thanksgiving dinner. It was fun to celebrate with them!
Our miracle of the week was a phone call we received Friday morning. Let me give the background story. When I first got here to Taxqueña, Hermana Santana and I started teaching a guy named Hugo Montoya. An ex-missionary was bringing him to church. (This ex-missionary, Kennet, is from Honduras and had served here, but after his mission he came back to live) Kennet went home for vacations and when he left Hugo disappeared and that was the last we heard. So this last friday we received a phone call from Hugo and he asked us when he could get baptized. It was really out of the blue, but we put a baptismal date with him and told him that he needed to go to church on sunday if he really wanted to do it. Yesterday he showed up! It was the greatest. We taught him a lesson right after church was over and are on our way with him to be baptized the 27th of December. He smokes 1 pack of cigarretes everyday so we also put a plan with him to quit smoking. He really has this desire in his heart to change his life so we will be praying and working so hard to help him achieve his goals.
All in all, this week was a good one! We just got new pass along cards that say HE IS THE GIFT (Él es la Dádiva) We have been contacting alot of people inviting them to hear our message and reminding them that Our Savior Jesus Christ is the real christmas gift. You guys need to look up christmas.mormon.org and watch the little video there and read more about what it says….then go share it with others!! =)
Which also reminds me of another thought haha yesterday right before church started the bishopbric asked hna stevens and i to talk haha So we planned our talks real quick and they turned out great. The spirit was the real help in that! We both talked about Jesus Christ. As I was talking, I was reminded of a time when I was younger and had seen a label or paper somewhere that said XMAS. I remember asking mom why it said XMAS. Mom explained to me that is was short for Christmas, but we shouldnt say it because it takes CHRIST out of Christmas. Christ is the real reason for it all. We can not and must not ever forget that!
I love you so very much! I hope you all have a great week!!
Love you forever,