I first would like to wish all a very very merry Christmas and thank you for all the prayers inbehalf of the missionaries in the world. Christmas is a very neat time for a missionary, there are many things to expierence and many memories behind the littlest of things. It is a time of rejoicing and also a time that brings sweet memories from home and but all in all it is a time to focus all on the Lord. That is something that I truly learned more about this Christmas was consegration.
We held the two Christmas shows, and they were incredible just as I explained in my email last week. We ended up receiving more then 400 references from the two nights. It was so incredible to Testify to all the city of Trujillo of Christ through song, special talents and powerful words. It was also so neat to play A savior is Born to all the city and to give them all the chance to see that great testimony of Christ that the church has provided. It was a very impacting experience. Looking up to those missionaries, watching them sing with all of there hearts. A love was very present. I was so greatful for those two nights and things that the Lord taught me about service, diligence, and
I will never foget the night of Christmas Eve. We had been caroling with the Marlers to stake presidents that night and we returned home a little late. I opened the most incredible Christmas gift Ive ever received from my family. It was a simple pillow case with all of the hands of each family member drawn on the pillow case. Each hand had something to describe the family member. It was in a circle leading to the hands of my parents, whose hands together formed a heart with my name in the middle. I was kneeled at my bed still needing to read my scriptures and The living Christ and at the stike of midnight I was writing a few impressions received from the living christ as the 12 daying doing so. It was a very spiritual experience for me to be testifying of Christ on the Day of his birthday. After doing so, I placed my hands where my name was on the pillow case and offered the closing pray to my day. I will never forget that pray and the many emotions that were felt. I love this work and the eternal blessings that are received.
The next day we had a beautiful Christmas here in the mission. We were blessed to see about the whole mission on Christmas day. We had a wonderful Christmas Devotional. Sister Marler and Presidente Marler spoke. The spoke with so much power and with the Spirit, it was so neat to expereince that on Christmas day! Thats how I hope I can make every Christmas morning for the rest of my life, is feeling that sweet spirit testify of Christ early in the morning of christmas day.That would be the greatest! After the devotional we opened gifts with the Marlers, they were awesome and hilarious gifts. I now have a pray rug thanks to Elder Craft, what a great companion. Then we had the most amazing blessing to speak with our families! I had talked to everybody about my family and how amazing and incredible they all are and so everybody was pretty excited to meet the marshall family! It was such a neat time for me to see them and to speak with them. I love each and everyone of them. They are all so happy and have new little babies and are just adorable. They are the reason I am here, They have brought me unto Christ and helped me become a disciple of Him. They are my greatest Christmas gift and always will be.
Christmas for me is what Consegration will feel like. The puriest joy comes from Regoicing in Christ, being with the family, giving all that we are and have as a family to the Lord, and when we do that we are consecrated in Christ. A savior is Born, Ha nacido un Salvador so that we can consecrate ourselves in him and become Pure so that we can live Christmas day over and over again for the eterenities. What JOY!
I love you all and hope you have a wonderful new years. It is the perfect time to set goals to become more consecrated and to devote more time to the Lord and his great Work!
Christmas yawnss! 6:28am trying to get out of bed on Christmas....strugs!
Craftcito playing with his legos!!! got to love him!
Killed a bird on Christmas day!!! More food to eat right mom!
Our skit! The 4 magos the 4 wise man!
Christmas gifts, thank you Elder Olsen!
Yup, They loved there Christmas gift! FlyFishing Gear!!!
She loves here Inca Cola Zero!! happy tell the end! Look at the picture frame by her side!
Christmas fun. Nerf guns, legos and cups!