GUESS WHO ACTUALLY IS SENDING A LEGIT RECORDING THIS WEEK!!! ME!!!
So… You should find it in the attachments. 🎉
My brother asked me this week if I could see/send emojis… I’d like to answer that question with a group of emojis my sister sent me this week…
🐴👦🏽👨🏽🎅🏽 👸🏻👦🏻 🏃🏾🐃🐑🐏
🏵🕯🏺 👼🏻 🐖🐂🐏
“HAPPY CHRISTMAS HARRY! HAPPY CHRISTMAS RON!”
So… Christmas is in 4 days! ☃🌴🎅🏻🎄🎁 I hope everyone is having a fantastic break from school and that no one is freezing. My challenge to all my little friends (and big friends for that matter) is to build a missionary snowman and send me a picture. Whoever builds the best one wins!
I sent Christmas cards to a few people but there were a lot of people I didn’t send one to. I ran out of time (I am only allowed to mail things on Mondays before 5:00) and cards and I’m super sorry if I missed you, BUT I will send our pictures we took so just know that I actually do love all of you a WHOLE BUNCH!
Being a missionary at Christmas time is so much fun! First of all, just about everyone here in the Bible Belt loves Jesus so it is the best time of year to get people to listen to you. Second of all, you get lots of mail AND you get to skype your family which makes a missionary’s soul happy, and Third of all YOU GET TO TALK ABOUT CHRIST ALL THE TIME! This month I have really focused my studies on Christ’s life and it has been so fulfilling! I’ve been reading Jesus the Christ (I’m in chapter 20) and watching all the bible videos (check them out on lds.org
) and studying His life and teachings in the Bible and Book of Mormon and listening to all the Christmas music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It really has brought so much more meaning to the word “Christmas” and I love it. Also, if you haven’t been to Christmas.Mormon.org
yet you should scurry on over there after you finish reading this email. #KeepChristInChristmas
So here are some of the fun things that have happened recently and are happening in the future!
On Tuesday I taught one of the boldest lessons I have ever taught in my mission life. We have an investigator that is married to an inactive member and he was telling us all of the concerns he has with the church which were actually all concerns he had with people in the church rather than the church its self. The whole time he was talking the spirit just kept telling me to testify… Then as soon as he was done talking I very boldly said “Maybe they did make mistakes, the people in the church are not perfect, but the church is perfect. And we can know of its perfection by reading the Book of Mormon and asking God if it is true. Will you read the Book of Mormon and ask God?!” And then we all just sat in silence and let the Spirit simmer as he thought about it. Ahh It feels so good to testify of truth.
On Friday we went to the big Christmas Devotional that was for the whole mission. There was a program with lots of musical numbers and speaking parts and then they had a social that was really fun because I got to see all my missionary friends in one place and it just made my soul happy. It was so fun to hang out with Sister Guynn and Sister Mohenoa who were my last companions. I also saw Sister Brown who was one of my MTC companions as well as Sister Prows and Elder Anderson who are both from my home stake (YAY LAYTON CREEKSIDE STAKE!) and Elder Dummer that is one of my friends from HS and ALL of the other missionaries I’ve met and become friends with while I’ve been out in the field!
On Sunday at church we had an amazing Christmas program in which we got to help with reading Christmas quotes in between musical numbers. I talked about it on my voice recording so you can listen to it there if you want. BUT WE HAVE SO MUCH AMAZING MUSICAL TALENT IN THE DAYTONA BEACH WARD! I was blown away.
Today we had beach P-Day!!! 🌴🍍🔆🍋🌊 we got up at 5:15 and headed to Flagler Beach with the rest of the district and watched the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean. Even though we couldn’t play in the water it felt so good to have sandy toes! I’ll send lots of pictures! It was BEAUTIFUL and such an awesome reminder of the beauty God has given us because He loves us. #ChristmasInParadise
We are also going caroling with a bunch of people tonight and on Friday I GET TO SKYPE MY FAMILY!!! I am so excited you have no idea. On Saturday we are feeding the homeless again like we did last month.
Out of context quotes:
“I’ve conquered mediocrity.”
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away if you throw hard enough.”
“Santa has a 6 pack…”
“They rode an elephant and they taught him the restoration.”
“Joseph was praying in the garden of Eden.”
*praying at 5am* “Heavenly Father… I’m so grateful that we get to go to the moon today… I mean the beach…”
I apologize for sending such a spastic email today but I just am so excited about so many things!
This Christmas I am so thankful for everything God has blessed me with including the best friends and family a girl could ask for and the BEST mission out there. God bless the FOM. ❤
I love each and every one of you and I wish you all the happiest Christmas you’ve ever had. I love each of you to the moon to Utah to Florida and back.
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