i can't believe that it's christmas already! how fast the time has gone by. it doesn't even feel like Christmas but ofcourse it's not gonna feel like a normal Christmas when you're a missionary lol. but im grateful that i have two Christmases on my mission because it gives me time to really focus on the Savior and the true meaning of Christmas. in church the relief society presidency spoke in sacrament. one of the counselors asked us the question, "why were the shepherds and the wise men chosen to go and see the Savior?" she explained that the shepherds were chosen because they were humble people. it made me think....would the Savior ask me to come and see Him at His birth? would i be humble enough to accept and understand His invitation?
this being my second Christmas on my mission i really am starting to understand the true meaning of it. as we've been reading through preach my gospel and looking up all the scriptures in it, ive really seen how much our Heavenly Father loves us. it really showed me that the Book of Mormon talks about our Savior, Jesus Christ. every scripture that i looked up in the Book of Mormon talked about Christ's life and how we should follow Him and about His Atonement. ive realized that sometimes i forget that i dont have to do things on my own. a lot of the time we think that we have to do everything on our own, forgetting that we have the help of the Savior and His Atonement. that's what it's there for. those times when we feel like we just cannot go any further or that we cannot do it alone, those are the time that we give it to the Savior. He asks us to give it to Him. He invites us to let Him help us in our lives. so that's something im trying to apply in my life, let the Savior help me and let his Atonement carry me.
this coming Saturday we have a baptism. it's for the girl that the elder met like a month ago and invited to church and she hasn't missed one since. she is awesome! she is so excited and looking forward to be baptized. she is just so scared that they won't pull her back out of the water haha. she's so funny but she's ready. her mom was saying that this is the first time that she's even interested in religion. so her mom is very excited!
we've been trying to get her mom to agree to be baptized as well. she is the one that said she had such an amazing feeling our last lesson and couldn't wait for us to come over....well she changed her mind. she told us that she doesn't know what came over her and when she thought about it after she felt like she just wanted to stay catholic for now. she said that maybe the more she learns then the more she'll want to be baptized. so we'll see what happens.
yesterday we had a lesson and we were extending to her a baptismal date for january 17th. it was so weird giving someone a baptism date for when i won't even be here. what in the world!? that's when it really hit me that i dont have much longer. we have baptisms set up for every weekend until the week i come home which is awesome but will make the time go by too fast. it's scary!!
but i hope you all have a merry merry christmas!! im pretty sure we got the mouse out of our flat so it'll be a wonderful christmas for us :) and there's like a million people that want to feed us...wish us luck!! au lomani kemudou!!