December 26, 2012
Hey, MERRY CHRISTMAS! :D How was it? It was so wonderful for me! We had some lessons/meals with members of our ward, and I have never been so well-fed in my entire life. We also got to Skype/call our families, which was lovely as well. :) It's funny how apprehensive I get about calling home and then it's no worry at all and I'm back to business right after. I do miss everyone though! Looks like you are all surviving without me. The next time I call home, I will have one more transfer left. Weird? I think so.
Hmm. Otherwise, this week has been very sweet. :) There is a special feeling, whether I am sleeping in and lazing around with my family, or I am tracting in 15 degree weather at 8:00 PM. You just feel... close to Christ. You are more aware of Him, more aware of the joy and peace that you have found ONLY because of Him! And when you have that degree of focus, the Holy Ghost has your attention and He can direct you with power. :) I really want to make a point in my life to have that focus more often. People speak of "remembering Christ" all the year round. And we do, right? We go to church and such. But what about remembering Christ all the day long? What if Him and His example were at the forefront of your thoughts all the time? What would that do? What could you become?
Anyways, hope your Christmas was as full of joy and good food as mine was. ;) New Years is coming, so make some goals. :) There is an excellent section on goals in Preach My Gospel. ;)
Weekly Challenge: Write a missionary (it doesn't have to be me) and tell them about a Spiritual experience that means a lot to you. :) It can really invite the Spirit into their day, especially if they are having a hard time.
Sister Fontanetti and I are doing well. :) As usual.
Love you all!
December 17, 2012
What a RAINY weekend it has been. Wisconsin? Snow? Nope. ;) Not that I'm truly complaining, because I'm sure everyone here is very happy with the lack of snow. But I was sad to see the snow we had melt away in the rain. :(
This week has been good, just still working with our people. :) We are teaching so many wonderful people right now. And I just found out that another of the lovely women I taught in Waukesha was baptized! I am so excited for her! :D :D :D
I am so grateful for the birthday greetings I recieved as well. I love all of you and I hope you know that I am overwhelmed with how supportive you are of me. :) It really gives me courage to work harder and give my best.
I also got a new coat (pictured below), which I am very grateful for. It's getting very VERY windy, and snow or no snow, wind is the killer.
I got to do exchanges in Appleton with Sister Jones. That was pretty awesome. :) It was way too fun to work with her again. We got to see some wonderful people in the Appleton ward. She took some pictures of us, but I don't have them so too bad for you.
Not really sure where this email is going, so I should probably just stop here. ;) I probably won't write again before Christmas, so HAPPY CHRISTMAS to each of you and make the best of it. :D
Also, just in case, if the world ends (mwahaha) it was great knowing each of you. I only wish I was with my brother, who I am very sure is the most prepared-for-a-zombie-apocolypse person I know. *sigh* It's been real.
Weekly Challenge: Pray and come up with someone you could visit this week, whether it is a person you home/visit teach, or a friend/relative you haven't seen for a while. Go visit them and let them know how thankful you are for them and wish them a Merry Christmas. :) Share with them a quote or a scripture you have been inspired by. (You can do this with more than one person, obviously. But AT LEAST one. Try to do it before the world ends.)