Not because God only picks one month of the year to work miracles--the scriptures tell us he works miracles according to our faith. Around this season people draw nearer to each other and nearer to their Father in Heaven, opening their hearts to his love: the greatest miracle.
A wonderful young girl named Lucy is set to be baptized on . She shared her testimony with us last week, and this week we were able to meet her family as well, who are all wonderful and supportive. Sister Lowe and I are working with the ward to make sure all goes well :)
Another highlight was teaching the Plan of Salvation to Bill, the man we met our first week walking his dog and have been teaching ever since. I love teaching this lesson, and I boldly told him that the things we share will very likely feel familiar, even if they are new. He looked at me a little incredulously! Haha but from the very first part of the lesson and on he kept saying, "Yes, I already know this" and "Yes, that's true, that makes sense." He is praying and reading the Book of Mormon to know if it is true.
Another highlight was a long-time investigator named Stacy who, after many cancellations and concerns about church, finally decided to come! He told us after Sacrament Meeting that he was driving around debating and debating about coming, and suddenly heard the voice of God say "Come as you are." And come he did!
I testify that Jesus Christ lives, and the way to true happiness in this life is by learning of him and following him. Because of his sacrifice, death is not the end, mistakes are not permanent, and love will conquer all fear. He is the matchless gift of Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you all! I was updating this email list and I hope you know how much I care for each of you individually as well. May we remember the reason for the season :)
P.S. The video is our district's lame attempt at the 'Friends' title sequence, haha