IRISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! *This might be the last time I'll be able to say that in Ireland* And a very happy new year!
Scripture of the week: Philippians; Luke
Quote of the Week:
“When we keep the spirit of Christmas, we keep the Spirit of Christ, for the Christmas spirit is the Christ Spirit. It will block out all the distractions around us which can diminish Christmas and swallow up its true meaning."
Well, this week was so fun! I love Christmas! It is my favorite holiday! Everyone seems a little kinder and more willing to help each other during the holiday season. Sister Montoya and I worked hard on finding new people to teach! We have so much fun together! Sadly no one wants to listen to our message right now, but we are still out sharing it to anyone that will listen. On Christmas morning all the missionaries went to the church and we all did study together. Then after study we ate pancakes and watched mormon messages. After breakfast we opened Christmas presents together! It really was so so fun! I felt like a giant family! :) Then the zone leaders (Elder Hutchings and Butler) drove us to the Enokibara's home. That family is so cute, and they made amazing food! After we ate we watched The Night At the Museum with the kids. I love that movie!! When the movie ended the elders drove us to the Faloon's and we ate dinner there. Whoo, so much food in one day, but it was ALL amazing! :D I felt so blessed by all the love of the members. We Skyped at the Faloon's and I'm sorry again for Skyping so late! Elder Hutchings was figuring out his plans for when he gets home and was crying and I would hate to interrupt that, haha! It is so crazy that it is almost 2015! I never thought 2015 would come so fast! Isn't crazy that I expire this year! :o I am beyond grateful for all the letters and cards and gifts I received this year! Not just for Christmas, but for the WHOLE YEAR! I am so blessed to know you all and to have your love and support. Thank you all so much. I also would like to say that all the gifts I received this year were so inspired! Sister Montoya and I got everything we needed AND wanted. Thank you for thinking of us and praying for us. We bot love you all so much. I hope that as the new year is coming you can set goals that will help you to grow and progress. A quote I know to be true is "there is no growth in the comfort zone and no comfort in the growth zone". Set goals that are realistic and set when you will achieve them. I know that goals are so important (yes Momma Douglas, I finally learned that ;)). I know that God can help us accomplish anything if we put our mind to it and ask for his help. May God bless you this new year. I love you all. xoxoxox -Sister Kelsey Griffin