*First of all.............
Well, I can't decide if this is a positive or a negative, but we finally got snow, so I guess it sort of feels like Christmas now...! Haha, no but really it's been great. I seriously love it here in Laramie, and this week, despite everyone being super busy with finals, we were able to teach 20 lessons, gain three new investigators, and set 2 of them with baptismal dates!!! :) Tagerra Diller, Patrick, and Bryan, are all people you should keep in your prayers...! Both Patrick and Tagerra, the ones with baptismal dates, were found through members, and one of those members was just baptized into one of the other YSA wards this week. Members are so essential to the work!
Bryan was a potential the previous Sisters met back in October. We have tried contacting him several times, but he is never home. A couple weeks ago, we did meet his roomate, Kyle, though, who became a potential, but he, too, has been super busy with finals and everything. Last night, we had some time, so we pulled over and prayed to know where the Lord needed us to go. Right away, I felt like we should contact Kyle. We drove over to his apartment, knocked on his door, and Bryan answered! We were able to talk to him, get to know him, and teach him at his doorstep. He agreed to take the lessons, and we're going to see him this week. He may even come to the Christmas dinner the YSA wards are hosting. I definitely know that he has been prepared by the Lord in so many ways, and I am so grateful that God was able to lead us to him through the Gift of the Holy Ghost.
So...I feel like I have to describe the pictures to you. :)
1. Some Elders gave us this giant Lindor Ball--great, huh? Yeah, well, they took all the chocolate out of it before giving it to us....haha-so funny. :)
2. Next is our ghetto Christmas tree....! Yes-it is a table lamp wrapped in paper. :) We even poked holes in it so the light could shine through.
3. I don't know if I have told you anything about Grandma Thompson yet, but she is amazing. She got special permission from President Brown to have all the missionaries in our zone over to her house on Sunday nights to sing and visit (she can't come to church). She made us all these little scriptures out of chocolate-so cute! :) <3
I am grateful for this time in my life to be laboring in the Lord's vineyard. I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and for the knowledge that with Him, I can accomplish miracles. Remember Him this Christmas and always.
One huge piece of super important information that I forgot to mention.....SISTER THATCHER GOT HER VISA......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
SUPER exciting, but kinda sad... :( It's like I raised my little girl and have to send her off to the harsh cruel world! She'll be great--she's amazing. :)
She leaves for Bulgaria on the 29th of December!!!!!!! Pray for her!