December 12, 2016
"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."
-Thomas S Monson
This week was an exciting one! We're gearing up for Christmas and it's been a good time. I love the branch and we have so many amazing cute families :)
So first of all, this week we went to a super sketchy but awesome gas station in our area on P day where they sell all sorts of cool touristy things and they have a tank of baby alligators!
Yeah that's Florida for you :)
Also this week I went on my first tradeoff!
Tradeoffs are conducted by Sister Training Leaders and we spend 24 hours with one of the sisters. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday with Sister Morrow serving in St Augustine! We had a great time. We were able to help a lot of members, one of them being a cute old lady who needed help baking cakes for the Christmas party they were having that night.
These cakes were literally the most delicious things.
Then we went to the Christmas party which was themed as "Christmas round the world" and we helped this one lady talk about her mission she served in holland. We had to dress up as Dutch girls and braid our hair! Haha we were laughing so hard :)
So that was exciting! We even wore clogs later on.
Then that night, Sister Morrow was in the bathroom and I just hear a scream!
I asked her what was wrong and she yells out,
"There's a huge frog in the bathtub!"
It was pretty big! I caught it with a Tupperware and we released the poor little guy haha
Only happens in Florida!
Also, Sister Morrow is also from New Mexico and while we were tracting we found this house with a Kokopeli on it!!!
We knocked like 30 times but no one answered so we just snuck a selfie.
Thursday was the mission Christmas party! It was weird to see my group because we've been out almost a year!
I don't like this picture but it's the only one so whatever.
Also there were some super fun skits and we got mission t shirts! Haha I love it :)
Then on Friday we were able to get a priesthood blessing for our investigator F. He has been struggling with addiction and recovering from a surgery. We invited some older men from our ward and they were both so happy to come. During the blessing, the spirit was SO strong and F said that immediately after the blessing he felt a difference in the way he felt and what he was going through. He is doing so great. It has been amazing teaching him because he is so sincere.
I love being a missionary. It's so wonderful to share my love of my savior Jesus Christ during this Christmas season. #lighttheworld everyone!!!