|It's December. And yes. WE have decorations :)|
Sorry this email is coming a bit late this week, we had transfers, and even though I haven´t moved, and I´m still in Bosques with Hermana Bracamonte, on the weeks we have transfers, Pday is on Wednesday.
It has been an exciting, and kind-of crazy week! We received a large stack of cards for the "A Savior is Born" campaign of the church (please see the website christmas.mormon.org for more information), and so we set a goal to give out ALL of the cards we received during this month (before Christmas). This means that we have to give out cards and contact about 6-10 people each day, and follow up on those who express interest in the video. Fortunately, Christmas is awesome, and Bosques is a pretty good area for contacting because there are lots of people out and about during the day. Other than that, the Elders we shared a ward with went home last week, and we received news that they won´t be replaced, so our area just doubled in size, and they moved our church building, so now we´re meeting about 30 minutes away from where we live (instead of 5 minutes). Long story short, Hermana Bracamonte and I have a LOT of work to do, and it will be a very busy, cycle--full of walking and possibly running to get to all the parts of our area. Fortunately, she has learned her Houghton lessons well, and knows what #2 (it´s going to be a very busy week) and #3 (It´s going to be a very busy month) mean.
In other news, our investigators are all pretty new right now, but this last week we found some new ones that seem very promising. I love teaching families, especially, because our message is so important for families, and can apply to them and help them in so many aspects. Of course, it´s a message for every person, but it´s especially powerful when applied to families. Also, I love living so near the temple. Here in Bosques, the temple is only a 15 minute bus ride away, and that is such a blessing. Even though we don´t get to go there too often, we get to invite people to visit the visitor´s center, see the Christmas lights, and learn more about Jesus Christ right around the corner at the temple.
Also, I love the Book of Mormon. A couple of weeks ago, the President of the mission announced that we were going to read the entire Book of Mormon and Preach My Gospel as a mission over the next 13 weeks. So I´ve finished 1st and 2nd Nephi, and this week we´re heading into the book of Jacob, Basically, it´s the best book I´ve ever read, and every time I read it again, I learn something new about Heavenly Father, and His plan for us.
|my planner for this month!|
Also, something else that I´m learning more and more as I serve a mission is how truly important the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I realize that perfection is basically impossible to attain in this life. If we strive for it, we are doomed to fail. But with Christ as our mediator, we don´t have to be perfect, we just have to try a little each day to do a little better. And one day, we will look back and realize that the little bit we changed every single day has changed us into completely different people. That´s part of the plan.
Merry Christmas to all. Remember, please, the reasons why we´re celebrating this season, and do something to share your reasons with the world.
Lots of love,
Enviado desde mi iPad---Just kidding. I don´t have an ipad. Ain´t nobody got time for that!