Our focus in the mission lately has been talking to everyone and this week we had a really cool experience sharing the gospel. We had gotten some notices on our door about being surveyed for a community census and we needed to call to set an appt with this woman named Carol or do the survey online. I considered online but thought I'm sure this lady isn't a member because if she was she would know that we weren't good candidates for a community census. After getting fedex'd another notice from the government I thought ok, ok we need to take care of this. So we called Carol and made an appt for her to come by. While she was surveying us we had a really good conversation and she told us that she lost her husband and some other things. She is very active in another faith but we testified of the temple and how families can be together forever and we taught her about the Book of Mormon and she accepted one! It was such an awesome experience. I know she came to survey is for a reason! I hope she reads the Book of Mormon.
Miracles: Jenny is home from the hospital and her kidneys are working! We had such a powerful lesson with the Furbushs Thursday night about faith through our trials and Sister Ylisaari bore a powerful testimony of how faith strengthened her family through her mom's physical trials and I testified to them of the truthfulness of the gospel and the love the Savior has for them. The spirit was so strong. I can't even describe it. It was one of those lessons I'll never forget. They surprised us yesterday and even with Jenny's weak condition they stayed all three hours yesterday. I just have so much love for them. I can't wait to see them sealed in the temple one day.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christ centered Christmas. Jesus Christ is the the reason for the season. He is central to our Heavenly Father's plan. He was born to save us and redeem us from spiritual and physical death. How grateful I am for Him. I know He lives and loves us and is there to help us through this life. I hope you take a moment to ponder what the Savior means to you this week.
I love you all and Merry Christmas! ️ Sister Richards