We had an activity at the church too. The missionaries built that giant tree you can see. It took forever but the kids and families loved it. We had an investigator come. Marcela!!! She is awesome. She is the Tia to a member who usually goes out with us to visit people. All of our plans had fallen and she said that she knew where to go. So we just started to follow her. She took us to the house of her Tia. But not the Tia Marcela. Her other Tia. But she was not home and she paused a little bit bummed and then continued walking, saying I knew there was a reason I wanted to come here. Her Tia Marcela lives more up the same road. Marcela has heard from the Missionaries plenty of times and knows how everything works. So she just giggled when she saw us coming to her door. But she gave us the shot and we all got along so darn well. We were laughing and crying and sharing parts of our lives so special to us in just half an hour of knowing each other. She accepted fetcha (baptism date)!! She works out in the country on the weekends so it will be a process to get her to church but she says she wants to do it and do it FOR REAL this time (I hope you like my English translation). The member
we were with se llama Jackie was amazing to have there. She has been out with us many times before but never felt so strongly to visit Marcela. It was the perfect day and perfect message that He is the Gift (the huge Christmas video of the church) and a worthy member lista to respond to the promptings of the spirit. Marcela is in the picture with me and the chips. She kept telling everyone at the party that I had hambre (hungry) so everyone kept giving me food. She is soo funny and I love her kind heart so very much! But as for Christmas....give everyone a hug for me. I am so thankful for the time to represent Christ during the month we celebrate his birth. He is the perfect example on how to give. He always gave and never was the recipient. Neither did he ever expect to be. He is the only one who completed all of the will of his Father. He gave us his all and continues to give us all the peace in this life we need. He gave us everything we have. Even our talents and our time are his. So what left do we have to give...our will. Probably one of the hardest things to accept, but probably one of the biggest things we can do to show our gratitude. I love my Savior and all that he did for me and my loved ones.
Hermana Mckenzie Lance