So basically all that I've seen here is a few Christmas trees and one Nativity Scene. Really, people here don't get quite as amped up for Christmas. It's more of just a one day thing here, instead of like a month long [++] thing in the States. It's very different. But we all still know that it's Christmas coming up. Not really sure what we're going to do here yet.
This week was awesome for us though. Elder Lee and I are working really well together and I'm just afraid that I will only get this one change with him. We've really just been getting a lot of people started and the area right now has exploded. Last year, it was basically the dead area in the mission and now it's just exploded. The Lord is obviously doing it--just throwing prepared people in our path. It's really miraculous how the Lord works, prepares his children and just places them in our path. Last week I told you all about that one family that the Lord had prepared and it seems like he just keeps on doing it and we keep getting guided to them. It's really amazing how the Lord is accelerating His work.
In all honesty, I hadn't really focused all that much on the Christmas spirit, just because it's way different here so you don't get the same feelings and the same stuff to remind you that it's Christmas. But, really that is the same spirit that I'm always focused on as a missionary. It's really just the fact that Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He gave us the greatest gift that anyone ever has, ever will, or ever could give us. He gave us all and really He doesn't ask that much and we can never say that he asks too much of us. He just wants us to serve Him. That has quite a few meanings and I'll let you guys figure that one out, but really we just have to serve Him with all that we have and then we will really be able to enjoy the gift that He has freely given us. Everyone just remember Him in this season. All that you do, do it for Him. That's all there is to it.
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Love you guys and hope all is well.
PS can't believe that Justin and Tori are this close to the wedding....good thing I'll be there to see it in spirit and in cardboard
PPS Weekly Planning with mustaches is much more interesting if you ask me.... and we did sing that song from the Spongebob movie "Now That We're Men."