3 of my 6 compas
he big 2 0 – shoutout to the hunts for bein the best fam ever
holy crazy week. holiday season is a tough time for missionary work, but there were definitely some miracles. We were spoiled and had so much fun on christmas eve and christmas between stuff the members did for us and stuff we did with our zone. Christmas on the mission is a special thing. Im so grateful for the season of Christ. I loved watching the “A Savior Is Born” video like 5 times every day with the people that we met…i found that putting Christ at the center of your christmas makes it a happy holiday no matter what…and of course skyping with the fam was a perfect way to top it off. love you all. And hope it was a wonderful christmas for everyone!
this whole week it was a gift sent from above to even find a couple people at home each day. So the day after christmas we had a pretty cool miracle. So i talked about nick in my last email, the atheist guy we met, right? So that day we really wanted to take someone to the visitors center because Angel y Antonio (investigators from Pokey) were coming up with hermana fermoso! so i wanted to go see them, but felt it would be much more appropriate if we brought an investigator along too. so its like 3:30 and we were supposed to be at the VC at 4, and we get the thought to invite Nick to come with us! so we go to his house, knock, doesnt answer, then as we’re walking away HE PULLS UP IN HIS CAR. tender mercy. we invited him to come to the visitors center with us and he was like “wait 4 oclock as in in like 20 minutes..? yeah i think i can make that work!” So we take him to the visitors center and end up having this intense 2 hour lesson with him…He literally had 23489 questions about stuff he’s heard about mormons and how it compares to his beliefs and what not. During the lesson he asked sister cole and i “if you could give rate your surety of the truthfulness of this church in a percentage, what would it be?” we both told him that we are over 100% positive. then after the lesson and after he had brought up all these weird theories, he asked us if we were stilll over 100% positive, Cole and I mutually agreed that we were actually even more sure. Its crazy what happens when you’re given the opportunity to defend and testify of your faith. hearing your own testimony makes it grow stronger…I can honestly say that i wasnt able to answer all of his questions, he had some good ones. But the experiences that i have had and the Spirit that i have felt countless times has given me an unshakable testimony. Im so thankful for that.
watching polar express with the zone on christmas eve
white elephant gift exchange with the zone. hahaha the smelly elder socks was my lovely gift
Also met this super sweet lady, Juana. She fed us tamales and told us her life story. She’s lost her brother and her mother and has high hopes that she’ll be able to see them again. We were able to talk about the plan of salvation and how she can know for sure that she will see her loved ones again.
I cant think of a better place to be..a better work to be doing..a better person to be representing. I hope and pray that we can all keep Christ as the center of our lives through out this new year, not just during the holiday season.
love ya all. thanks for everything.
venturing into the cold
props to idaho skies
brother hunt goes “so we bought you this really awesome ice cream cake for your birthday and we left it out in the garage because its like below zero degrees and we thought it would be fine, right? well apparently not….”