Nothing new is going on with the work we have our 4 investigators, but it is a pain in the rear getting them to church due to sicknesses, "doctor appointments" (on Sundays?), no clean clothes, you name it and we've heard it. We are hoping to get two new investigators this week so we will be praying for that. We might be dropping our sweet, old investigator this week, which is a real bummer, but he is in not progressing so there really isn't anymore we can do if he is not keeping his commitments.
Apparently the rest of the country is freezing and it is 85 degrees while we are knocking on doors. Shout out to the sunshine state. Holla! Still haven't had one success story from knocking on a door. The best occurred yesterday when I knocked on a door and a guy answered and I started telling him about us and he goes "oh I am actually reading the Bible right now" Mmhmm right....
I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Everything about it-- the lights, the food, but I especially love the spirit. We had the opportunity to go caroling this past week and less active members who wouldn't open the door to us, let us in. There is a special Spirit that comes with the holidays. I want to share this short message from LDS.org I read today,
"'And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for he shall save his people from their sins.' (Matthew 1:21) The Story of Christmas is more than merely retelling the advent of a babe in Bethlehem. It is one of the seminal events in human history. The babe in Bethlehem, born in a lowly manger, was Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world and the Son of God--- our Redeemer. Jesus Christ suffered and was crucified for the sins of the world, giving each of God's children the gift of repentance and forgiveness. Only through His mercy and grace can we be saved. His subsequent resurrection prepared the way for every person to overcome physical death as well. These events are called the Atonement. In short, Jesus Christ saves us from sin and death. For that, he is very literally our Savior and Redeemer. This season, we invite you to read the Christmas story anew with your family and friends. Look for the hope and meaning it can bring to your life. We join with the angels of old as they announced the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, to the shepherds: 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.' (Luke 2:14)"
Last night we had the opportunity to watch the Christmas Devotional and it was amazingggg. Probably because I have this weird missionary obsession with Mo-Tab these days, but the messages were so inspiring and talked about the true nature of Christmas. I encourage you all to watch it.
Haz lo justo siempre. Thanks for all the love and support I receive every week. It means so much to a missionary.