I love you guys! It was fantastico to see your lovely faces. :)This week was a bit slow with Christmas and all. Christmas Eve, we visited some investigators and stopped by a member's house where we washed all of their dishes. That was fun! I like washing dishes. :) That morning we had a district meeting where we watched an incredible video called Missionary Work and The Atonement. When we returned to the house that evening, we watched "The Grinch" and Hermana Porter opened her gifts from her parents, which included a stocking for me! Yay for Fruitsnacks! I read the Christmas story in Luke. At midnight, the whole country set off fireworks. I was completely asleep. Hermana Porter woke up though. I didn't notice anything, I was so tired!
Church yesterday was seriously incredible! Since it was the fifth Sunday, Pte. Quezada taught the RS and Priesthood classes together. He talked about small and simple things we can do to help us invite or feel the spirit. He told a story about an inactive member whose visiting teachers came over one day. Well, this sister didn't want anything to do with them, but they asked if they could just sing a hymn. She felt the spirit and said they could keep visiting. Eventually, she came back to church. Then her children came back. Eventually, her husband became interested. All because of a hymn. "By small and simple things are great things brought to pass". It was an incredible lesson.
Well, I love you all so much. :)
These photos are from last P-day
Using twigs as tongs because nobody brought any to cook the meat, haha
Merry Christmas to me with some Ben and Jerry's!
Christmas Eve dinner in the house! One of the members stopped by and gave us food :)
Christmas Breakfast :)
There is a nativity near the entrance of one of the neighborhoods in our area
One of the walls in our house - I hung up photos!
We helped a woman in the branch peel green bananas for about an hour, and they stained our hands. We received a free plate of pollo con tajadas as a thank-you! This was after washing our hands vigorously.
We were walking around our neighborhood and came across this extreme nativity
Close-up of the Baby Jesus