Hello! December 2nd 2013
I hope this finds everyone well fed and happy since Thanksgiving just happened! It was a great day for us in the mission field to spend it with friends who have become like family. They had an open house that anybody could come to so we met a lot of different people and just had a good time eating and singing Christmas songs! :) Christmas time is my favorite and especially as a missionary. People tend to be more open about hearing about Christ. I wish it was like that all year round but we will use it to our advantage!
We were able to have quite a few lessons with Less-actives and they all went very well. And we made some good contact with people. We officially have a baptismal date for December 28th that we are really excited about! She is a 16 year old girl who's Aunt is a member and she really loves the Church. So we feel pretty good about her.
And this weekend for the first time in about 2 years, they had a Baptism of a part-member family of a 9 and 11 year old boys. It was very powerful and so nice to see a baptism again. The spirit is always so strong at them.
We have faced some difficulties within the ward and just things that we really need to help and change so that the missionary work in this area can move forward. I know the Lord will provide a way and that is where faith has to play such a huge part. Sometimes we can't see how things will work out or how things will play out. But with faith leading us, we don't have to know all things. and that is such a blessing and can truly help us to rely on the Lord and I have come to learn the more faith we exercise, the more miracles we see.
This week, we have a lot of practices in order to get ready for the program. We are hoping it will get taped but who knows. It will be a lot of fun and we are helping to put up some of the decorations and that has been fun and pictures will come of that for sure! This week will be a great week! I love you all! Sister Haws