|We made the person in-charge of our cars a Christmas card|
For FHE [Family Home Evening] we made cookies. Toby [the ward mission leader] had this idea of delivering cookies to everyone on the "part member families and prospective elders list" before Christmas. We did not quite make it so his new goal is New Years. Sister Webster and I made some ugly sweater cookies. They turned out pretty cool.
We volunteer at this place called Hope. It is a food pantry and a thrift store. This week they had us help them get ready for their Christmas lunch. They were having a Christmas lunch for the homeless. On Wednesday we spent two hours washing the potatoes. On Saturday we spent an hour stabbing potatoes. The lady in charge said she would laugh if we ended up having baked potatoes that night for dinner. We also helped them set up and get ready.
I gave a training this week on recognizing the Spirit. I made everyone watch the light the world video then we all went around and shared how it made us feel and what our favorite part was. I was going to do more and talk about how what everyone said they felt is the Spirit. I did not really have time because going around took longer then planned because the district was twice as big as usual. We had combined two of them for the day.
This week we started teaching this lady named Ashley. The Orchard Elders had been teaching her husband then they moved. The Orchard Elders thought they moved to the Littleton Ward so the Littleton Elders were teaching her. They realized last week that it was actually our area. That is how we found Ashley. She was on date for the 14 of January but she did not come to church so we will have to push it back a little.
On Friday night we went Christmas Caroling with the entire Sabey family. They live in a neighborhood by a referral that we had never been able to contact. The family was like well let's go try them. This time they answered and we actually got to meet them. They are still okay if we come back so that is great.
On Christmas Eve the Older Sabey family invited us over. We all talked about what we are grateful for. We also read the story in Luke about Christs birth. The family that we had dinner with does this Polish meal every year. It was super good. I do not remember what everything was called.
A few weeks ago we met this man on the street. He was a refugee and could not speak much English. We ended up inviting him to church. He said he would come on Christmas. We had not heard from him so we figured that we would just stop by and see if he still wanted to come. He was still willing to come. Toby picked him up and sat by him. Toby ended up finding the book of Mormon in his language so that made him happy. A less-active family also came which was exciting. The youth came up and asked if he could meet the Young Men's president so he could start coming to activities.
On Christmas we went to the older Sabey's for dinner. That made it three days in a row contact with them. They are fantastic. I also got to Skype my family which was glorious.
|We saw a fire truck|