Monday, December 16, 2013

9 More Days!

Guuuuuueeeeeess what?!  Only 9 more days until the best day ever!  I am beyond excited to celebrate Christmas as a missionary.  What better present to Christ than sharing His gospel with others?  
Speaking of presents.  Sis Ward and I are about to get the best Christmas present ever.  Karen is getting baptized on Saturday!  We are so excited because she is so ready and wants to be baptized more than anything.  She also just finished the Book of Mormon!  I have never seen anyone read it so fast.  It was funny because we didn't realize she was reading it so much and she just casually mentioned that she was going to start over at the last lesson and we were like, "what??!".  It took her just over 4 weeks.  Her husband also wants to be baptized but needs just a little more time so hopefully that will happen in the near-ish future as well!  It's been a good week.
We also (finally!) met a family this week.  The mom is a member and a good friend of one of the members in the ward.  We have stopped by for ages but she always just sent her husband to the door to tell us that they were busy.  Well, the other day we stopped by to invite them to the Christmas party and she answered the door and then invited us in!  Totally took us by surprise.  But she told us that she wanted to learn more and her husband and 9 yr old daughter wanted to start learning again (apparently they had taken the discussions before).  Blew my mind.  So we met with them this past week and invited both Scott and Kirsten to be baptized; they said yes!  Stacy (the mom)  was stunned.  I was the one that issued the invite and she exclaimed, "Sis Rae!  Wow!  You move things right along!  The other missionaries took a couple months to work up to that point!"  and then I asked if he would be baptized in January and she was even more flabbergasted!  But Scott said yes and seemed really excited for it.  Crazy how that works.  So yes.  Been a good week :)  Just in time for Christmas.
I hope that everyone has a fantastic week leading up to Christmas and that lots of snow and pretty lights are in your future!  And good food ;)  Share the Spirit of Christmas and talk to someone about Christ this week.  Because, after all, that is the best way to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  
Sis. Rae

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