Can you believe Christmas is only in 5 days? Yeah, I can't. We still have green grass and no snow. BUT I GET TO SKYPE MY FAMILY! YAY! If you can't tell, I'm just a little excited for that :)
This week was fantastic! We got to teach our investigator, Chris, about the Word of Wisdom. As soon as we taught him, and an RM from the ward told him about a man who used to smoke 40 cigarettes a day and quick in two days, he gave up vaping! 5 days clean! Next lesson: the Law of Chastity. That will be fun! Sister Brown is not looking forward to it ha-ha. But the Gospel is great! He came to church again yesterday and Sister Brown and I got to sing in the ward choir for the Christmas program!
Little snow flurries hit us a couple of days ago, but I think I scared them away when we slid our car a little bit on the rain... don't worry, no damage :) Just scared Sister Brown a little bit (I promise I'm a good driver!).
An awesome less-active family brought over cinnamon rolls to a members home when they found out we were coming over... so that was pretty awesome. I'm still teaching children handstands and no one has gotten hurt yet. I got a couple new kitty shirts that I've been wearing non-stop. My companion really does think I'm a crazy cat lady (probably because I am), but I'm not as bad as this crazy lady we heard about who works at Macy's and licks her hand while "meowing;" I haven't gone that far.
I also got my flute here, so I've been playing and probably waking up the people in the apartment below me. I try my hardest to be quiet, but we haven't heard anyone complain yet :)
I had to say goodbye for now to my favorite Sister Bench! I guess it's Alisa now, but I'm in denial.
We taught lots and lots of less-actives this week :) And SO many came to church on Sunday! Miracles! We had Social Media Split day on Saturday! Look for the #socialmediasplit and #balitmoremission ! I've been helping a woman in the ward with Special Needs Personal Progress. Thank you Karli for helping me learn from you :)
We checked out a couple of sketchy 7/11 gas stations for restrooms... don't go to 7/11 on the east coast… just saying.
For the Christmas season, Sister Brown and I have been knocking on a lot of doors and giving copies of the Book of Mormon as a Christmas gift to all those who answer! It's the best gift to have this Christmas! It's what brought me closer to Christ than anything else, and I know that as you read it, the same will happen to you! What better gift could you give this Christmas to our Savior than learning of Him and growing closer to Him? Remember the true reason behind Christmas. It's because of our Savior, sent by our loving Heavenly Father, that we can all return to live with Him. It's because of Him and death has no sting and pain is not forever. It's because of Him that I've found true happiness, and I can get through the tough things in life. It's because of Him that my family can be together forever and I get to share that joy, and give that opportunity, to all those I talk with. Remember the reason why this Christmas holiday. #ASaviorIsBorn
I know it
I live it
I love it.
Merry Christmas everyone! I love you all!
Scripture of the Week: D&C 76:22
Quote of the Week: "There is no more beautiful sight than a young woman who glows with the light of the Spirit who is confident and courageous because she is virtuous." - Elaine S. Dalton
P.s. That kitty shirt: THANKS MOM! Seriously, it's the best thing ever.