This week had been fun! Some men in our ward hosted a community Nativity thing at our church. It was kind of last minute notice for everyone, so we got an alright turn out. There were some nonmembers there. There were nativities set up and some musical performances. The same trip that performed at the talent show last week performed at this thing too. Piano, guitar, spoons/ harmonica. They're cool. They put a western twist on Christmas songs.
We also had our Christmas mission conference in Helena. Half the mission was there. The eastern half of the mission goes to Billings to have theirs. This mission is just too spread out to all meet in once place. We have to drive hours to get to just Helena. And there was a winter storm just the night before so the roads were sketchy and some mission cars were wrecked in the process, but the car of us 4 sisters in my district drove safely. It was a fun conference. We sang a cool arrangement of "O Holy Night" and other songs for the senior couples and mission presidency. They also asked all of the missionaries to prepare 3 min talks on the Atonement and how it's helped us on our missions- so they called up random missionaries to give them.
Then they served us a fancy meal in the gym and showed a slideshow of pictures of all the missionaries on past Christmases. It was so cute. And they showed a video of a former assistant rapping about the restoration. It was actually way impressive! Wouldn't it be funny to show a rap to people during the first lesson? Hahaha. And there was Santa. So that was sweet.
We ate dinner with some members this week and they had a pet RACCOON named Gus. They just found it in their house one day and kept it. It was the strangest thing!
I also had to go to the dentist this week because I have been having a toothache lately so we have an LDS dentist in the other ward who was willing to look at it for free. So they did X-rays and I almost have 2 cavities. These darn sweets everyone is dumping on us is killing me! Haha. But that's not what I'm trying to get at. There was a less active Ysa who ended up doing my X-rays and I straight up asked him if we could come teach his family and he said yes. So we got his number and we're teaching them on Tuesday! Haha. At first I didn't want to ask him because it was already awkward that he was the one helping me because we knew him from around town, but then I figured that it might be because we need to teach him! So I just went for it.
We have a baptism this upcomingfor the 80y/o man we are teaching and we are super excited! He had been a bit overwhelmed because religion has been introduced after he's lived most of his life but he is still is solid.
This week we also tracted a single street. Just one side of a block and every single person became either an investigator or a potential investigator. Miracles are real, folks!
And we are gonna teach a college student while she is away for the break over Facebook! Isn't that neat?
And don't worry about me being down on Christmas! We are going to be at 637363786 members houses so I will stay busy!
Love you all! Merry Christmas!
Picture 2- me with Gus the raccoon
Picture 3-us with Santa at the Christmas conference (one of the assistants)
Picture 1-peacocks on the street