21 December 2015

"A Night in Bethlehem"

The Mount Baldy had their Christmas Party, called "A Night in
Bethlehem". Everyone dressed they there were from Bethlehem, except
us. It started in the Chapel where the Primary kids sang a few songs
and then Bishop spoke about the true meaning of Christmas. Then we all
headed into the gym which had a manager and some cute "Bethlehem" style
shops with light refreshments. The ward had created a live nativity
complete with songs, and a song sung by the Bishopric. There were lots
of members and nonmembers there. We met the Youngs. They are a friend
of Brother Timmons. They LOVED the activity. We talked to them about
how our foundation is on Christ. They actually wanted to meet with us
on Tuesday. They also attended the Christmas Sacrament meeting this
past Sunday.

We had zone meeting! It went quite well. We took a group photo :)

We also had transfer meeting. A large group of missionaries I have
served around headed home. It was fun to connect with the friends I
haven't seen in a while.

We had a marvelous lesson with Gary at the Hopsons home. It started
off with dinner and then we taught The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Talking
about faith, repentance, baptism, sacrament, and receiving the gift of
the Holy Ghost. Gary enjoyed the " A Savior is Born" video. He wanted
to watch it twice. Although he didn't come to church he did come to an
activity a member was hosting. They put on a Christmas concert each
year, they're musically inclined. With songs written about the Savior.
We got to attend twice.

Susie is a lady who some past sisters helped paint with. And she's
been wanting to repay them for a while, even though neither of them
are here. So we got to eat with Susie and her family and the Killpacks
as well. It went fairly well. We showed "A Savior is Born." Susie's
mother started to cry. She said it reminded her of her father.

We also met with Robert and Tierra. Robert isn't a member but is
interested in learning about what Tierra believes. He wants to marry
her. But she is looking for someone who believes as she does. He's an
interesting man. We couldn't' stay long, they were running late & we
had another appointment with children so we couldn't be too long. We
showed "A Savior is Born." And asked why we need a Savior. We heard
that after we left that he asked a lot more questions about prayer and
such!

Overall this was an exciting week!
Pictures: our zone. (And yes. My eyes are closed.)