Merry Christmas!! I hope that you all have a great day this Thursday and are able to spend some time remembering the Savior and all that He has done for us. I know that our Savior lives and loves each and every one of us!! He is truly the greatest gift that has ever been given! This week has been pretty great! Travis and Mari are doing great, so that is good! We love spending time with them, and actually get to spend some time with them on Christmas! On Tuesday we had a sister join us for the day who served here a few months ago. So she was able to go visit some people with us that we hadn't been able to contact yet, so that was fun! One family we went to has been less-active for a long time, but one of their kids is active and he is getting married in the temple in May! So, we are hoping that this will be a time for them to get motivated to become active so that they can attend their son's wedding! Anyway, then we were able to go to a Relief Society activity that went really well! On Wednesday we were able to do a session at the Snowflake temple!!! We had all of the mountain zones there, which made for about 80 missionaries so some missionaries did other ordinances. Anyway, it made for a great day! I love attending the temple and feeling so much peace while in there! Then Thursday we were gone almost all day again for a meeting with our zone in Heber which is about 45 minutes away. Then at night we were able to go and see a part-member family and talked to the wife for a while, who isn't a member. We had a great conversation that ended in her sharing some cool spiritual experiences! We were really happy, because we have heard that she isn't super open to our message, but enjoys the visits! Anyway, that was one of our miracles this past week! Then on Friday we were able to see Ashley again and we taught her the Plan of Salvation. Well, the cool part was that her mother-in-laws foster child was there and he isn't a member and just turned 8. Anyway, he was so interested in it and loved it! So, we are going to start teaching him the lessons every Thursday! We are so excited to teach him! Even though it won't necessarily count towards our numbers, we get to teach him while we still have to teach Ashley! :) So that was cool, then that evening we went caroling to a bunch of different people as a district and got rid of all of our goodies! YAY! ;) Then on Saturday we had another great miracle! We were on exchanges so I was with Sister Flake in my area, and we were able to contact the Shurters again! We taught them a short lesson on the Book of Mormon and we learned all about them, and in the end he said that he would read from the Book of Mormon before we came back! So cool!!! So we got TWO new investigators!!!!! I don't know that that has happened for a long time in this area! Anyway, it's been a very good week! I hope that you again all have a very merry Christmas! Remember to keep CHRIST in your hearts! :)
We went out to lunch last Monday after emailing and we all sort-of matched!!
I got to make two batches of the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookies last P-day!!!
Sister Christensen and I at the Snowflake Temple
Sister Flake and I after our exchange! I love her!
We were sitting penguin style at the temple waiting to take a big group picture!!! :)