HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!
Okay... I thought about writing my whole email this week in alternating red and green... but I don't want to give Mom a headache as she reads it :)
So we'll just stick to the classics :)
BUT - Happy Christmas!!! To everyone!!!!
This week was so GREAT! We had our Christmas MultiZona with President McGinn and half of the mission. There were probably about 100 missionaries there - and more variations of red and green ties than I can even express. It was such a happy day!! Each zone had prepared a Christmas program with songs and scriptures that we presented. They all turned out really well :)
Afterwards, we had a White Elephant gift exchange - kind of crazy but HILARIOUS with 100 missionaries. I ended up with pan chapla (a type of bread from the jungle) and a block of cheese that the mamitas sell up in Ayacucho. Pretty darn good gift if you ask me.
It was so great to see so many missionaries from all over the mission - even though we are far away from family and our normal Christmas traditions, the Spirit of Christ is the same :) Maybe even stronger.
|Temple trip.... this 97-year-old convert named Marcelina is my favorite. It was a miracle in itself that she made it to baptism on this side of the veil. And because of that, she was able to help her family on the other side!|
|Gosh, this gospel just WORKS so well.|
Apart from Christmas and talking with the family (!!!!!), we will also be going Christmas caroling with the zone, taking 20 converts to the temple for their first time, and having a baptism.
Life is just good. The gospel works. Christ lives.
Remember - God cheers on EVERY runner, calling out that the race is against sin - not against each other.
The doctrine is TRUE!!!
Hermana Sintay :)