"And this is not all. Do ye not suppose that I know of these things for myself? Behold, I testify unto you that I do know that these things I have spoken are true. And how do ye suppose that I know of their surety? 46. Behold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God... 48. I say unto you, that whatsoever I shall say unto you, concerning that which is to come, is true; and I say unto you, that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who steadfastly believeth on his name. 49. And now I say unto you that this is the order after which I am called, yea, to preach unto my beloved brethren."
"Come unto Christ and be perfected in him and deny yourselves of all ungodliness."
Today y'all get a
lovely email from my companion sister Zollinger because I was too lazy to write
one and I do not have as good of eloquence as she does. So enjoy this week from
my companions point of view :)
... also I'm out of
time. Merry Christmas
Hello from California, which from what I hear is much warmer
where y'all are.
This week... lots of biking, but that's not new!
Tuesday we had our Relief SocietyChristmas party and that was nice. The theme was angels among us
and we got an angel ornament at the end. Wednesday we biked our legs
off again and burned every calorie we'd ever eaten. I would tell you
we biked but since y'all aren't here it wouldn't be as
biked up all of the hills and then back to the bottom, then back
to the top, then halfway down, then back to the top, then to the
bottom where we live. And we hiked up the Wall again. Why
would live up there....well, it has an amazing view but other
than that.... it is a frightening road.
Thursday we helped a slightly crazy former investigator tract
phone. Apparently he had accidentally thrown it on the roof, and
needed our help to figure out which house it was and ask them to
it down. So we helped! It took us a couple house but we found
we biked to the
stake center and practiced singing away in a manger
for our zone conference the next day. Then we did some weekly
Friday was zone conference! And our sort of Christmas party.
fun. For the first 2 hours President Villanueva and his wife
us, as well as our stake president. Then we had lunch. Then we
luke 2 and each district took turns singing Christmas songs
the verses in the languages of each district. Mine speaks
english. There was one who had people who spake Armenian,
Korean, and Spanish.
Saturday...we had a lesson with Black, one of Neil's friends,
getting baptized on Saturday! He's doing super awesome and his
is getting a lot better. As is my Chinese. I learned how to say
Christmas this week! shèngdàn kuàilè！圣诞快乐！then we met this guy
José in our parking lot, and we taught him a bit and got his
Then we did some more planning. Taught a few lessons. Then we
dinner and helped them decorate their tree. Then we went back to
church and met with José again. He seems super cool! Except he
he's always really busy on Sunday's. We'll have to work on that.
Sunday was great. We went caroling that night with the youth and
stopped by a lot of less actives. The. Cool things. So, we have
trying to contact this less active but that hasn't been working,
we got a hold of a less active member's son and last week he had invited us to come
We showed up last night and he was super awesome! We taught the
restoration and he gave us presents! Who does that? They were in
bags and there was one for each of us and the member that came
us. They were selfie sticks:P then he gave us each a pastry. It
And today, I'm talking to y'all, so all in all a good day.
I love y'all and hope you are doing well! I know that this is
season of miracles and as we open our mouths the Lord will fill
and we will be able to be his tools in bringing the children of
closer to His love. This week, we were just going to leave José
skateboarding, but we stopped and talked to him instead. Because
that, we are now teaching him the gospel. We wouldn't have found
Joseph if the name Joseph hadn't been stuck in Sister Plumb's
wouldn't be teaching him if we hadn't shared our message despite
fact that we had been looking for someone else. I know that in
lives as we have the faith that God has placed people in our
that we can touch their lives, we will find those who are being
to receive the gospel. Every member a missionary!