Wow! So many things have been happening lately! I am sooo excited to talk to you all on Christmas. I can not even believe that we only have a week and a half left!
This week we had changes! Elder Leatherow and I are staying together! He is the new district leader too. I am so grateful to have another six weeks with him, he is such a good Elder! The only Elder who had changes in our district was Elder Flores. He took off for San Vicente where he will finish training another Elder.
Something crazy happened this week. The other Elders in our district, Elders Brust, Rowley, and Flores, got robbed! Someone jumped over the back wall and came in through the window. He took $150 from Elder Brust as well as other electronics, including an iPod, Anyways, they are now living in our house. It is pretty hectic having four of us in one small house, but also really fun. :D
A couple weeks ago Kim King asked me to share a short testimony about the Savior. She said they would read missionaries´ testimonies during the sacrament meeting right before Christmas. Here it is!
I have always, as far as I can remember, had a testimony of the Savior. I was, as a lot of you know, raised by goodly parents who taught and lived the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since I was really young I had a knowledge of His birth and life here on the earth, and could feel the love He had for me.
Every member of my family surely remembers Christmas Eve at our house, where as a tradition we read and acted out from the Bible the events leading up to the birth of Christ. I think we can only have the Christmas Spirit when we focus on Him and the perfect life he led.
As a missionary, I now have the opportunity to learn and testify of Jesus Christ every day. Each time I do, I feel the Spirit witnessing the love and mercy He has for each one of us. And every time I feel the Spirit, my faith and love for Him grows.
One of my favorite scriptures about Christ is Isaiah 9:6 which reads, For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders. And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
I testify that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He gave His life for each one of us so we would have the opportunity to return to our loving Father in heaven once again. He loves us more than we can comprehend. I invite all of you this Christmas season to really ponder on the perfect life of Jesus Christ and try even harder to become more like Him. I know from experience that as we study, ponder, and pray about our Savior, our love for Him and those around us will grow.We will feel the Christmas spirit all year round as we live the restored gospel and share it with our family and friends. These things I testify of in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, amen.
I hope you like it!
I am really, really excited to Skype you all for Christmas! If you want you can write down some specific questions you would like to ask me. Our time is limited. :D
Have an awesome week! Listen to lots of Christmas music for me! ;)
I love you!