This week has been full of craziness,Christmas festivities, and a BAPTISM! I will save the best for last.
We had a transfer dinner with all of the missionaries in the zone and our bishops and ward mission leaders at the Butte stake center this week. We had pizza and discussed Ward mission plans. I didn't even know what a Ward mission plan was until now. We were instructed how to make one and keep it rolling throughout the year. So we gotta get crackin' on that.
So we were invited to help serve at First Wards Christmas party,even though the elders would be there and were serving too, and then we had our Ward Christmas party the next day. It was fun and there was good food!
Sister Schwendiman also performed in a talent show at a member's house and we changed the words of a Christmas song to go along with missionary work. I was super nervous,even though it was mostly kids, for some reason but it went well! There was a woman who was completely blind there and she played the piano like no one I've ever heard before! That's a gift from God right there.
A winter storm hit again today so that makes driving slow but it changes life up a bit. Everyone here thanks Heavenly Father for the "moisture" when they pray. It's just interesting to me that they're thankful for the snow (but now that I think about it, I am from AZ) and that they use the word "moisture"... Hmmm.
Anyhoo- we had a baptism on Saturday! This was the first one I've been to and it was exciting! It was for a lady in the Big Hole branch and her husband got the priesthood last Sunday and baptized her! It was a fun and awesome to see the fruits of missionary's labors over a few months time. Now their goal is to get sealed as a family in the temple. :)
We also have another potential investigator that we taught spontaneously last night. She's goes to MSU and she's friends with some of the YSA's here (the YSA girls are great fellowshippers too because they all are going to go on missions soon!). So we taught her the Restoration in a dorm room. She seemed really interested and her mom, back at home, might be too! Woo! Unfortunately, all of the students are going home for Christmas so we won't be able to teach her again until mid January.
And last but not least, remember: "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."-Buddy the Elf
Haha. This is my motto this week! I have a firm testimony that music invites the Spirit and especially during this holiday season, we all should sing Christmas songs and carols about Christ. Also in D&C 25:12, it states, "For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads."
Me and my Companion