December 25, 2017
Dear Mom and Dad, Family and Friends! Merry Christmas!
7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and
laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn .
8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch
over their flock by night.
9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round
about them: and they were sore afraid.
10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great
joy, which shall be to all people.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour , which is Christ the Lord .
13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising
God, and saying,
14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace , good will toward men.
I love these scriptures and the principle that Hna. Pressgrove taught me.
I have always wondered what it was like to be a shepherd or a wise man who saw the
Savior and these glorious signs of his coming. But we were there!
On this glorious day when our Savior, Jesus Christ was born, we proclaimed triumphantly
in this heavenly host. Glory to God, that His son, our Savior and Redeemer, our friend,
our rock and protection from Satan, our example, was born!
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad and all my wonderful family and friends. I am so grateful
for our Savior and His birth, His life, His atonement. He lives today!! And through Him we
can live together as family forever!
Hamburgers with Olga y Ernesto. We got permission from President, and we were able
to stay up until 12:00 celebrating Christmas. They ate a yummy pork and Hna. Olga made
us these delicious burgers and fries (since we are not allowed to eat pork) right before
midnight as we were getting ready for bed. The glorious chorus of fireworks then started.
I think the fireworks were maybe almost as loud as the heavenly host but not quite as
beautiful. But it sure was awesome!
And...A little from the Christmas Skype conversation with Elder Matheson:
|Singing Noche de Paz For My Family|
People really watch what we are doing. When we live the standards of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can help prepare people to receive the gospel. Alan, one of our new investigators, asked to meet with the missionaries because of the super good standards of his girlfriend.
If you see someone at church that is new, please go talk to them!