Wow, what an amazing week!! Most meaningful, special Christmas ever. Skyping my family was obviously the huge highlight of this week!! I am so thankful everybody is doing so good.
Christmas in Pakil was a lot of fun. Sister Cornaby and I had this system down for talking to people on the street. I would start talking to the little kids and giving them Christmas stickers and Sister Cornaby would talk to the adults and give them a pass-along card and offer to share a message. Everybody was so friendly and we were able to share a lot of messages about Jesus Christ! I love the Filipinos so much!! They are always so open to talk about their Savior and are the nicest, warmest people. We also exchanged a couple little gifts with Sister Gupit and Sister Guancia, it was so fun! I gave them some American money with their gift and they thought it was sooo cool, it was so cute!
We also had Christmas Zone Conference this week which was amazing. I love my mission president and his wife, President and Sister Mangum, sooo much. They are so wise and fun. I always learn so much from them.
|We bought new dresses|
|I love my zone!|
|With Sister Mangum|
My favorite gift this Christmas was the General Conference Liahona church magazine! I have reread each talk like 2 times already and wow, is it just me or was October General Conference the best thing ever? I encourage all of you to go back and read the talks or go over your notes from conference. I know the prophet and apostles are called of God. I know the revelation they receive is from our Heavenly Father, for all of us today!
The scripture I ponderized (see general conf talks if you don't know what this is:)) this week was 2 Nephi 19:6, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." I love this verse. I know Jesus Christ is all of those names and more. I love that He is referred to as the Prince of Peace. So much peace comes from centering our lives on Jesus Christ! I know that is true.
I hope everybody has a happy, happy new year!! I am so excited for 2016 and the experiences, trials and growth I will have this year. I love you all!! Thank you for the support and prayers!
My mom asked what grocery shopping was like, here are a few pics: