Hola mi famila!
What a crazy busy week! It started off with exchanges down in
Burlington. The sisters there are KILLER! Such a great time. Also, the
Sisters serving there habla espanol part time so we got to practice
our Spanish skills. I said a prayer in Spanish! And learned a few
essential phrases like "el libro de Mormon" and "donde esta el bańo"
so we're pretty much Spanish missionaries now. It was an
awesome exchange. It lasted till Wednesday morning and we had to leave
at like 6 to make it back in time for district meeting. But there
wasn't too much snow and we made it there and back alive.
I have bought a few souveniers and money was running low...PB&J on Tortillas.....not ideal.
Once we got back home to Sheridan we saw some awesome miracles. We met
with P. We came by to have a lesson with him and he goes "guess
what. I haven't smoked in 31 days!" Whaat?! So exciting. We asked him
how he was feeling and he said "I just feel like a weight has been
lifted off my shoulders. I feel like I can feel more how Christ wants me to
Thursday was a very happy thanksgiving! Full of lots of food. Lots of
it. We went at 1 to help the Jensens make thanksgiving dinner and
had round one with them! They are such an awesome family our in
Ranchester branch. They had their kids in town from college and work
Round 2 we went to Davis' home. She's a recent convert that just got married and
moved into the 3rd Ward. She is so sweet and let us come
join her and her family.
Gosh I just love her. It was the perfect way to end the night. We had
a wonderful dinner with her and then watched the Cokeville Miracle
together. Such a wonderful inspiring movie! Loved it. If you haven't
seen it go watch it!
My favorite part of that one is at the end it talks about how although this instance
ended miraculously, not every situation turns out like this. Then it
goes on to say how we have to remember that in Christ's time, not
every leper was healed and not every blind person was made to see. But
our job isn't to focus on that, it's to focus on the times when we DO
see the hand of the Lord in our lives; big or small. I'm so grateful
for my wonderful family back home and your support and also a
wonderful home away from home here in Wyoming to spend thanksgiving
with. It's these kind of blessings that help us recognize the Lord's
hand in each of our lives. Also-Leslie is getting her patriarchal
blessing next week! We are so excited for her. She is just doing so
well and is so faithful and incredible.
Friday was a super awesome day. They had the annual Christmas Stroll
here in Sheridan so they shut down Main Street and everyone sets up
booths and the shops are open and they have Christmas music and lights
and everything. So our district got a booth and shared a bunch of Book
of Mormons (or copies of the Book of Mormon as my companion reminds
me;) haha), videos, pass along cards and the new Christmas initiative
#LIGHTtheworld. It's so awesome because literally like the WHOLE town
is there. Even though it was freezing cold, everyone was out walking
around visiting with each other. -fun fact-it was so cold our Book of
Mormons that were sitting on the table froze. Haha gotta love Wyoming
weather it was a perfect way to kick of the Christmas season by sharing our testimonies
of Christ with everyone we saw.
And helping in any way he can. He Shines!
We got to teach primary in Ranchester branch yesterday which
was SO fun. And it was a blast to see Travin in with the other kids!
He knows all of their names and one of the members gave him a triple
combination and he is just SO excited. Every scripture that people
share he's like "do you want me to look that one up?"
Well I don't really understand how this keeps happening but the weeks
just keep going by faster and faster. It's kinda not okay. But I am so
grateful for this time that I have to serve my Heavenly Father here in
Sheridan and Ranchester. I am grateful for wonderful holidays to help
us to remember to be grateful and to remember our Savior. And I'm SO
pumped for the Christmas season. It's one of my favorite times to do
missionary work! Despite the cold. :) also if you haven't watched the
new Christmas video #LIGHTtheworld go to Mormon.org or lds.org right
now and watch it. It so good. It's a perfect way to help remind us all
of the true meaning of Christmas and the true Light of the world. I am
so grateful for Jesus Christ and what He has done for us. I know He is
my Savior and that He lives and loves us. Hope you all have a
wonderful week and start to the Christmas season!
P.S.-family have fun watching White Christmas!! Gotta love Christmastraditions...LOVE YOU! ( Little does she know we are waiting this year :)
FOOD COMA after 3 wonderful Thanksgiving Dinners with Great families!!
My GREAT Zone!! Love these peeps!!
LIFE IS GOOD~