Monday, December 29, 2014

For the first time in forever, we didn't gain in weight

Merry Christmas everyone!  How did it go?

Here it went really well.  It was fun to focus more on Jesus Christ
and what He did for us.  Really, every thing we are, everything we
have is thanks to Him and His love for us.  In Mosiah 2, King Benjamin
is talking about how even if we were grateful and served our Lord with
everything that we have to give and will have to give, we will always
be in His debt.  All that we can do to show gratitude to Him is keep
His commandments and serve Him with all of our might, mind, and

I loved talking with my family on Christmas, although it was all that
I had to push the end button...I was flip.  But something
that I realized, as I walked back out into the heat and the stinky
streets, is that now, I am more comfortable here.  This is where I
want to be, and cheesy as it sounds, is my life. es lo

Also, I wanted to give a big shoutout to Jodi and family for their
package, that was so fun to open and to see the pillowcase!  All of
those scriptures are amazing:)

Again, to explain the subject line.  We are trying to build a trust
bridge with the members here, so we decided to go caroling to all of
the members in the two areas of our ward.  We caroled in the other
area on the 24th, and ended around 8:15.  Which was fine, until we
realized that we didn`t have a bus, because the buses don't run on
Christmas Eve or on had to run for about 40
minutes to reach the house of an investigator that had invited us to
dinner.  We now know why some people think that Mormons are is because we are running everywhere all the time.  We got
there at about nine thirty, which was an hour late, and then had to
run to another appointment with a family of a recent convert, and then
we were late getting back home, so we had to run for another 20
minutes to get home and not be disobedient.  so, in total, we ran
about 1 and a half hours.  Betcha you've never done that on Christmas
Eve:)  We tried to make ourselves feel better by saying well, at least
we didn't gain weight:)

But in all seriousness, I loved this Christmas.  It made me realize
how incredibly blessed we are to be able to have the gospel, and to be
able to have families that love to be together.  We were talking to a
lady the other day that spent Christmas alone. She is about 75ish
years old, and is having health problems with her leg.  Anyways, it
made us so sad to see her and how lonely she is.

On Saturday we had a stakewide activity of Christmas. 2 days late, but
whatever.  All the wards put together a skit or...dramatization(?) of
a miracle from the life of Christ.  Our ward was the pool of Bethesda.
It was amazing to read this and to see the different miracles from the
life of Christ.  Between every skit we watched a Bible video from the
Church.  If you have time on Sunday or for FHE or something, you guys
need to watch these.  They are so powerful and...I don't know, REAL.
I loved watching them and watching Christ heal the people.

Anyway, it was a good, if really interesting week.  I love you all and
I hope that you have an amazing week!

Hermana Farish

Ward Christmas activity - "The Pool of Bethesda"

Pillowcase from her cousins

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