Monday, December 24, 2012

12/24/12 -

Hi everyone!

Merry Christmas! We had a great week overall.  We were busy with our investigators and with helping others in the mission.  On Thursday one of the Spanish missionaries in the zone was sick, but he and his companion had appointments, and we had some appointments cancel on us, so we went on exchanges with them. Elder Jacobs stayed while Elder Cash and I went with his companion to their and our appointments that night.  It worked out well, and I got to practice my Spanish a little bit.

I also found out when I leave for Mexico! January 7th! So I'm here another 2 weeks. We are able to have some Christmas celebration ourselves. Attached are pictures of our Christmas Tree (with presents) and of our "fireplace" with stockings.  The last picture is just to show that Santa does come to Vegas. :)

OK spiritual thought for the week: John 6:5-13 This is Christ Feeding the 5000 (also Matt 14:13-21, Mark 6:32-44, and Luke 9:10-17).  Based on everything that is written in the Gospels about it, when it came time to feed the 5000 Christ asked what was available for food (Mark 6:38) and all that there was a lad who had 5 Barley loaves and 2 fishes.(John 6:9) Christ took these, Blessed them, fed everyone that was there until they were full, and then filled 12 baskets with the leftovers. 
Christ asks for us to give him everything we can give, even if it's not much, then he multiplies and sanctifies it, then he uses it to "Pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Malachi 3:10)

One more: Luke 2:10-11 Remember we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ because of what he did.  He is the Savior of the World. He made it possible for us to repent and return to live with God again.

Merry Christmas!

-Elder David Hill Jr.

No comments:

Post a Comment