Wow. What a year! It just came and went like no other year I've lived. It was a wonderful year. Not just because I've been serving the Lord, but because of who I've become, because of all the experiences, fun and hard, that have changed me. I seriously feel like a different person. Maybe more like I've been able to discover myself, uncover more of who I truly am. That has come from a lot of stripping away things that don't matter, strengthening my weaknesses, and overcoming fears. I feel free! But! It's not over. I still have some time to become even better! And that's what I intend to do for the next 7 1/2 months. I don't want to leave here without becoming the best I can be. I'm excited for all the experiences I have yet to live and the amazing people I get to meet and work with.
With that said, the work is going good here. Some new people have sprouted out of the field, ready to harvest. One was found by the Ward when they went caroling. They went caroling to this one lady and her 'adopted' daughter told them she wants to take the lessons! Woah! We've taught her a couple times already, along with her friend, and they are sweet people. Also, the lady we have been helping with her rental house said she probably wants to get baptized! And we didn't even ask her! Super exciting! Once she gets back from Hawaii (that sure sounds like a nice place to be, especially when it's nothing degrees right now!), we will continue to teach her, and hopefully her husband. The Carters, our dear part member family we are working so hard on, are starting to make some changes. Angie had a breakthrough in terms of letting go of her past. There is still more to work on though, with both of them, and the bishop is helping us. I'm excited for them.
Christmas, New Years, it was great. Cleaning the temple, that was great too. Saying a prayer at a funeral of someone you don't know, that was pretty cool, spiritual. I'm having fun being a district leader! It's great being able to work with other missionaries like that and see the miracles in their areas.
Well, it's a new year, and once again, I'm ready to take on the great experiences that are on the way. Keep being great people, and you'll hear from me again! Until then,
May the Spirit be with you
|We loved seeing his smiling cute face on Christmas!|