This week was good- a little hard because I got sick, but we had a
pretty good week! I can't believe Christmas is this week! I literally
CANT believe it! Time is so weird. But I'm so excited! And it'll be so
fun to skype home!!
We saw Patrick again this weekend... We love him! He is the best and
it's impossible not to be happy when we are around him! We usually see
him every week since he lives alone and can't really go anywhere.
Patrick is the definition of hope! And he is going to the temple this
week for the first time!!
We saw Austin on Friday! He said a lot of his co workers are now
interested which is AWESOME!!! He loves the Book of Mormon so much and
his progression shows it! When he prays, it is the most sincere
prayers ever! President Cato held a devotional for any investigators
and we went with Austin and it was one of the coolest things ever.
President Cato has a gift of talking about the gospel. He made the
gospel sound so simple and Austin felt the spirit so strongly! He
LOVES President Cato! I am so grateful for a stake president who is so
involved in missionary work!
Austin also came to church for the first time yesterday! He LOVED it.
The elders totally took him under their wing during priesthood and
Austin said he has never felt more welcome before. He said he had an
"A" experience! And he said he felt the spirit all day! Austin is so
Amanda no longer is getting baptized this weekend :( she still needs
permission from her dad. We are praying super hard that things will go
well and especially that her dad softens his heart! She wants to be
baptized so badly! It's so cute!
I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and remember why we
celebrate this wonderful holiday! I know that our savior was born to
allow us to be born again. He strengthens us and lifts us and carries
us through- the good times and the bad. I know that as we emulate His
example, we will be changed through His Atonement. And I know that His
Atonement is for everyone! I love you all so much!