December 5th

Hey everyone!

So, this week was pretty good! We had only a few lessons, but most of them were fantastic!

Wednesday we watched Mr. Krueger’s Christmas with Hector. He absolutely loved it! We gave him a copy to keep also. He’s listening to the Book of Mormon on tape now and he is loving it! We also taught Mark a brief lesson about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which was pretty good also.

Also on Wednesday, we taught Susan again. We brought Brother Piede, our ward mission leader, with us to the lesson. The lesson was very spiritual and Brother Piede was a great addition to the lesson. Even still though, Susan’s understanding seems to be taking a step back because she still believes that the Book of Mormon is inspiring, but fails to see the connection that Joseph Smith was a prophet.

Thursday was awesome also because we taught Domingo with his friend Juan, a super solid member that has been in the church for 3 years. This week we really started to see the difference that members make in teaching lessons! Afterwards, we went to a Christmas Festival on a busy street near us and got to talk to some people, especially on the hay ride! We could tell we were meant to be there because our presence on the horse ride and our enthusiasm for singing the Christmas songs made everyone laugh and enjoy themselves. It was a lot of fun!

Friday we had zone conference, which lasted all day. We talked a lot about having faith in Christ, faith to find, and faith in prayer. It really taught me a lot about faith and the power it can have. It was such a spiritual experience!

Saturday we had a service project for a refugee camp closeby, where we cleaned the donated toys from the ward to prepare them for delivery. It was a very well put together ward service project and almost the whole ward was there! Then again, maybe that was just because we had an awesome breakfast beforehand? Nah, I like to think it was just because everyone wanted to help hahaha. We also went downtown for another Christmas festival. They lit a giant light tree, had a parade where we all got to walk down the middle of the street, and had an awesome fireworks display at the end! We got to talk to a lot more people and have some fun at the same time!

Sunday was also really good! After church we had the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, which was absolutely amazing! I loved the nativity videos they showed! They were very well done and professional looking.

Well, that was my week! Not any huge things, but a lot of small things made this week a good week!

Elder Finch

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About elderfinch

I will be serving in the Brazil, Vitoria Mission from August 31st 2011 to August 2013. I will be first reporting to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah while waiting for my visa to clear.

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