Monday, December 30, 2013

Merry Christmas II

Wow sometimes its hard to believe that it has been four months since I first went into the MTC. I have seen myself grow so much over that time and I have a long way to go still. My first Christmas here on the mission was great, we woke up early and we opened our presents that we had gotten from our families and friends it was great. I don't think I will run out of snacks for a while, and I love the new ties whoever picked them did a really good job. I have decided that the anticipation of Christmas and Christmas day are so exciting that the day after its always a little weird. Time just keeps marching on.
At the beginning of this last week we taught our friends Chris and Katherine again they are doing great and they are still planning on the baptismal date in February. Chris and his mom came to church on Sunday, so we are excited to help this family come closer to Christ and I can already see the blessings coming into their lives. On Tuesday I went on an exchange with the zone leader Elder Bostrom he is from Orem and he remembers me from high school we have a few mutual friends, so it was great to hear about some them who went on mission. He went to Timp. and he remembers going to the basketball games and thinking "there's nothing we can do, he is so tall" and now we are here and we were companions for the day. It was Christmas eve so we went caroling with some of the other missionaries in the zone. We also got some packages from the mission office and delivered them to the missionaries, so they could have them before Christmas, so basically I got to be santa. We had a great time and I got a taste of what is like to be a zone leader. It been great living with the zone leaders and my companion being the district leader, I learn a lot from them and I they keep me out of trouble. I figure that president Castro just wants to keep an eye on me.
Then on Saturday I went on an exchange with Elder Gerber a missionary in our district it went well for half the day. We taught a new investigator, Lisa Brinton, who has been coming to church for months, but her husband only just barely let the missionaries come over and teach their whole family. It went well and Sister Brinton wants to get baptized next month. It was a great lesson with the whole family, they; have two kids, they are all supportive of her and they want to learn more about it themselves. After that awesome lesson Elder Gerber got really sick and we were back at the apartment the rest of the day. He is feeling better now and back to work, so that's good. I love all of you thank you for everything and especially to the lindon 14th ward for their package and notes.

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  1. Did you get my Christmas gift? It was a pillowcase and I did not see it in the above picture. I hope it did not get lost in the mail. We love you and are excited to hear about your mission each week. Grandma and Grandpa Spaulding