We had an awesome awesome Christmas party this last Thursday. Many many members came to the party (Sadly none of our investigators could make it). There was food, dancing, singing, food, games, food and I think some more food. I was able to bond with so many of the members. At the very beginning though we had a brown out which left us in complete darkness. That lasted almost 20 minutes but the show went on regardless.
The rest of the week went on really fast. We were able to find many investigators that we will be coming back to this week. I will let you know how that goes.
There has been something on my mind this past week that I think is very true. I tend to look at myself now and from before my mission and I really must say I am not the same person anymore. One of my favorite sayings is simply "what more can I do." Its a very simple saying but I think it really makes the difference. Another thing I am learning is the phrase "I can do it." One of the amazing blessings of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is the power to change. I have looked back on my life so many times and seen how much more I could have done. Which then I look forward and try to do better. There were so many things I could have done before my mission such as school, family, friends, sports, my faith, and on and on. But what is so awesome is we can now look to the future and grow. Instead of just looking back and saying, 'oh, I could have done that better', or, 'I can't do that' the reality is we can. Its the process of life really. Because of the Atonement and Gods Grace we can move bit by bit, step by step, precept upon precept. I read an amazing talk by Brad Wilcox the other day about Grace. I highly highly recommend it. So many times we fail in the gospel, in our faith. Its aggravating really. But we can keep trying and keep progressing. Here is that talk by the way.
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Thats all I really have for today. I wish you all a merry Christmas!! I hope it snows for all of you that can get snow.....I cant....but Merry Christmas!! May we share the spirit with Christmas with everyone and remember the gifts of the spirit that we have from God. Pasko na!!
Well, I love you so so much and all that good stuff and I will see you very very soon! Till then!