Tuesday, December 23, 2014
First off Merry Christmas. I hope you have had the chance to watch the "He is the Gift" video on Christmas.mormon.org. It talks about how Christ is the first gift of Christmas. Its a great video! We had a pretty good week. We walked a lot! This area is a lot bigger than my area in Cedar Rapids. My bike finally got her this week some other missionaries delivered it. That will be good for when it isn't raining.
We are preparing for 2 baptisms one for a younger boy named Leo. He is so crazy smart it kills me. His cousin is a member and that's how we met him. He is going to get baptized either January 3rd or 10th. The bishop is being a little hard to deal with and wants the 10th so that's probably what will happen. He is so smart and he is very excited to get baptized and pass the sacrament. We also have a lady named Brandi planning to get baptized on January 17th.
There is a lot of great things going on her in Des Moines. We are staying busy. We got a couple new investigators. We didn't find as many this week. The last 2 weeks the lord blessed us with 10 new people to teach. This week he blessed us with 3 more people to teach. Joe and is daughter Katelyn are really cool! Joe is a mechanic and we talked about cars and engines for quite a while. Elder Sessions and I are enjoying are time here in Des Moines so far!
I want to leave with my testimony that I know Jesus suffered for all of our sins, but not just for our sins but for anything we go through. Trials and unhappiness he knows what we are feeling. We can ask for strength through prayer. "For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son..." That's a lot of love. Im grateful the fullness of the gospel has been restored. We are in the last days. We need to prepare for the second coming of our lord jesus Christ. We taught Elders Quorum (on short notice of course haha). It was on the second coming if you have a chance review the parable of the 10 virgins. I hope you all have a merry Christmas! I love you all!