Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas

December 19, 2016

I can’t believe we’re at the end of this year. This week, I hit six months on the mish, which is just crazy cause it feels like I just started the mish a couple of days ago. First off, Merry Christmas everyone. I hope it’s a sweet one. Please have a great time with family, making memories, eating delicious food, and thinking about Christ. I’ve been trying to focus on Christmas, but my mind is always focused on our investigators. This week was super frustrating, because we put in a ton of work, passing our group of 20 investigators almost every day. Man did we walk a lot. Anyway, by the end of the week, we had 11 people confirmed for igreja/church. When Sunday rolled around, there were 2 investigators. I was pretty discouraged cause the next two weeks will be even more difficult to have investigators because of Christmas and New Years.

But I got to look on the bright side, we had 2 great investigators at church. One of which, Orindo, is set on baptism. His wife and daughter are members, and have been waiting years for him to receive his answer. This past week he committed to baptism and that he’s finally received his own answer from God. He also wants to be sealed to his family for time and all eternity. Orindo is the miracle of the transference.

Another highlight of the week was going to an old person’s home and singing hymns for them. The spirit was super strong and even when a Catholic priest interrupted our program and blessed a sacrament, we had the chance to sing I know that My Redeemer Lives. Ba. The spirit was strong. It was an awesome experience and made me think of Jenn…haha. But, it was awesome to have a day of service.

This week I was studying John 10 thanks to my Uncle Howard (shout out). It is an awesome chapter. I love verse 9 in which Christ says he’s the door, and if we enter it, we shall be saved. But what do we have to do to enter the door? We all need to do our best to be a little more like Christ everyday. Acts of service, a silent prayer, reading scriptures, and so much more will help us enter Christ’s door. I know that Christ is the Good Shepherd. Only through him can we return to the presence of our Father. Christ laid his life down for us, and the best way we can show our appreciation is through becoming more like him. This isn’t easy, in fact, it’s a constant battle, but I know this constant conversion is worth it. Continue to follow Christ, know that He is our Savior, and have a very Merry Christmas.

Love, David

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