Hello Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. It was great to talk with my family! I miss them dearly and having the opportunity to speak with them, was the best present that I could have asked for.
This Christmas season, as missionaries, we helped to spread the word of the Light the World initiative. The LDS church invited everyone and anyone to serve and help those around them. I have seen the wonderful blessings that come from Christ- like service, as well as seeing those blessings in my own family back at home. With all the commercialism and merchandise surrounding Christmas, which seems to get more and more prevalent every year, it was nice to step back and remember the real reason for why we celebrate Christmas.
I love my family so much and I am so grateful for all of you, who sent me something this Christmas. With Christmas, also comes New Year’s Day. The new beginning of the year fits well with our investigator, Teresa, who will be baptized on January 14th! Yesterday, we found a new investigator, Johnathan, so we are seeing more success here in Susquehanna!
Next week is call-outs, with transfers coming. There is a strong chance that I could be leaving Susquehanna. If you are planning on sending me something, wait until next week and I will let you know if I am leaving or not. I have learned a lot here, with my stay in Susquehanna, and I know I will continue to learn more as time passes. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and the Redeemer of the world. As we heed his call to "Come unto Him", we will see blessings in our lives and experience more happiness and joy, as we follow Him. I hope you have a great week!
Selfie with the family!
Really cool Jesus plaque from the family that had us over on Christmas Day.
Mission journal that I received from President Christensen.
Christmas Eve Brunch with the Wainrights!
Gift card from Uncle Brad and Aunt Tiffany.
Gifts from the Wainright's!
Christmas Eve Dinner at another member's home.
Bro. Wainright states: We are blessed to have these
two great young men in our home for Christmas Eve Brunch.