While many of you are experiencing a plethora of rain, we are breaking records here of 70 degree weather this week in December… In the mid-west. Very unusual. We aren’t complaining!
What a wonderful time of year to celebrate the Birth of our Savior. Without Jesus Christ, we would never know what happiness is. But because he is born and lives today, we too can experience his gospel in our lives that can bring us endless joy and happiness.
Tashema has been doing amazing with quitting smoking. Its been a challenge this week to see her everyday. Its been a very up and down kind of week with Lileishia. She went back to her house where no human being should be living. She can’t change and doesn’t know right between wrong – and its really sad to see that. We met Tashema’s sister this week, and had a very good lesson with her. Its amazing to see how we are all part of the Lord miraculous plan. He puts us and people in the right places at the right times. She is a very spiritual person, and has a good relationship with God. She prays a lot already and she told us that she was praying and reading the Bible that morning, and as soon as she was done, we knocked on the door! When we had stopped by the other night, she was there asleep and knew she needed to talk to us but didn’t answer the door. She lives in Georgia. We will be having another lesson tomorrow and are really excited! She is only here for 2-3 weeks, and then we will refer her to the missionaries down there.
James is on track to being baptized at the beginning of January! He is working of quitting smoking as well this last week, and has had some good progress.
Jermaine, Mimi and Shakira are doing well. They have really missed their mom this last week. She keeps breaking her promise to pick them up and visit – to the point Jermaine, Mimi and Shakira don’t believe her anymore. Nobody deserves that. Unfortunately, there any many people in St. Louis who have children, but aren’t parents to them at all… It puts Sister Wilson in a situation of having to take care of these kids, while having her own medial issues. However, having the Gospel in their lives is the best thing that could ever happen to them! We love them a lot.
We had a Zone Conference this week! You could have guessed I played a special musical number, accompanied a duet of some Sister Missionaries, and sang in the Christmas Choir. It wasn’t a special conference, just hearing from President Morgan, Sister Morgan, our Zone Leaders, Sister Training Leaders, and having a white elephant gift exchange. It was just announced that we as missionaries can go to the temple on every 6 month anniversary instead of every 1 year anniversary!!!!! That made my day to hear that! President and Sister Morgan are taking very good care of us missionaries. They are some of the most loving people I have ever met and they are true examples of people who magnify their callings.
I know that My Savior Lives. This is a beautiful time of year to celebrate his birth. To end, I will leave with a quote:
What We Can Give?
President Uchtdorf said that we, “like the Wise Men of old, should seek the
Christ and lay before Him the most precious of gifts: a broken heart and a
contrite spirit. We should offer Him our love. We should give Him our
willingness to take upon ourselves His name and walk in the path of
discipleship. We should promise to remember Him always, to emulate His
example, and to go about doing good.”
Have a wonderful week! Merry Christmas!
The Gospel is True! I live it! I love it!