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
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"
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.
-Elder David Hill Jr.