Feliz Navidad amigos y familia!!!!! What a great week of holiday cheer
and festivities down here in La Sur!!!! This Christmas honestly has to
be one of my favorites. Got lots of gifts in the mail (thanks everyone
love y'all to death:)))) and spent this week with amazing people every
day all day. What a beautiful time to be a missionary aquí!
Tuesday: Zone Christmas Party was definitely the weirdest party I've
been to in my life (just missionaries) but what a awesome time it was.
We spent all day playing dodgeball, eating grub, gift exchanging (mish
President gave us themed hoodies too), and we watched STAR WARS! The
Force Awakens one! Later this night we met a part member family and
got her little 9 year old daughter Jasmine on date for January 7! Lil
Christmas miracle there:)
Wednesday: Rough day for my shoes haha! My foot caught on fire while
standing next to this pit where these Hispanics were making some
chicharrones and it melted a part of my shoes haha, so that was
classic. Back to back days to with setting baptismal dates! A mother
and daughter named Yaneth and Giselle! They were a member referral and
they've been to church already like 3 times and Giselle attends
mutual! Really awesome family:) January 14 for them.
Thursday: back to back days with classic moments. Ripped my pants like
all the way when helping lift massive cabinets into the Torres's house
hahaha. All good though, just tied my hoodie around my waist. I think
best moment today was when we passed out over 250-300 Christmas cards
to people at the mall in like 30 minutes!! Spreading the good word.
Friday: we taught 7 lessons today as a result of just straight
perseverance. The previous day was a little weak so we wanted to up
our results and through diligence we achieved that! We followed up
with Liz, and she's doing amazing! Tried to commit Hector (an
eternigator) to baptism again. I think the most memorable action from
today came from when we tried to find a less active in the back
country roads and we found her sister who was a leader of a baptist
church! After 30 minutes of talking to her and showing her the
Christmas video she opened up to having us come back! Everyone's got
the light of Christ!
Saturday: MERRY CHRISTMAS Eve! Two member meals today with the Familia
Torres and also La Familia Garcia!!! At the Torres's we did a classic
Wade tradition which involves us giving a "present" to Jesus. Mine was
to just love everyone I come in contact with to my maximum capacities.
Sunday: I was a little nervous for how Christmas away from the family
would be but in all thanksfulness it was a beautiful day. We woke up
and unwrapped all our presents (see time lapse), had a cinnamon
roll/hot chocolate fiesta, and then headed to church where we had two
investigator Families show up and tons of less Actives and Liz:)! The
rest of the day we spent with the Bishops family in Cleveland in the
most pitch perfect country side you could ever imagine. Christmas in
the South was one I won't forget, can't wait for round 2! Facetiming
my family was unbelievable especially when they have beached out hair
on the North shore of Hawaii (un poco celoso)
There's something beautiful about the Christmas spirit isn't there?
Don't lose it. Keep that spirit inside yourself, your homes, your
relationships. Keep Christ at the center of everything. Love you all:)
1) fam bam aloha
2) teaching a 9 year old the Plan of Salvation
3) post Christmas
5) Jesucristo photo bomb
7) Southern style Christmas tree
8) new album cover
9) Shiverpool Icicle