I hope you all have had an amazing Christmas! This time of year truly is so special! We had a great time with an amazing family named the Scarpiny's on Christmas Eve and today we spent the day as a zone! We played footbal and had a delicious Christmas Breakfast!! :)
It has been so fun to remember last Christmas in my first area with my trainer, being in the mission field for only 2 weeks. I didn't speak a word of Spanish and didn't understand either! I didn't know what it was like to have a Christmas without snow! But most importantly I didn't know what it really meant to represent the Savior of the world during His birth. This year was so special because of this understanding. I love the words of the song, "Oh Holy Night,"
"O holy night the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth"
During this time as a representative of Jesus Christ I have truly come to realize that it is Jesus Christ that heals the world. It is only through His grace and charity that we can feel everlasting peace! It has been so incredible to spread this message of peace and goodwill to all who will listen and come unto Him. It is Christ that healed the sick and caused too blind to see, the deaf to hear. Meaning He can also cure us from our own weaknesses, defects and problems if we seek him. It is only through and by him that we can be saved from our own selves, our wrong choices. Meaning we can be made clean, if we seek Him. Just like the wise men did, we can seek this Jesus! It is the wise men today that STILL seek Him. I'm so grateful to my Heavenly Father for the chance I have had and still have to serve my savior, helping Him bring the "Wise Men" who are seeking, to find their precious Savior. I know that He lives! I know that He was born to save us from our sins and our weaknesses! "Thanks be to God for the matchless gift of beloved Son" He is the way that we can truly find our potential and identity as children of God. He is joy and peace is this world, where there is little peace. Look for this Jesus and Seek Him not only during this Christmas season but always!! Because it is through Him that we can truly be happy!!
I love you all so so much!!
Have a great week!!
Merry Christmas to me...Handmade Leather Scripture Case
Food from Christmas Eve Lunch made by an amazing member
My New companion Hermana Ribera from Bolivia
All the missionaires on Christmas Eve
Christmas Morning on the mission
Spent Christams day with these fabulous missionaries...Paysandu Zone