We also were able to hear from President and Sister Jardine- they shared a lot of words of wisdom and their testimonies. I love them so much! We heard form two missionaries about building and strengthening their relationships with Jesus Christ. One of them was a sister that I used to serve with and she is such an amazing sister! Then we had lunch and I got to see a member of one of the old wards that I used to serve in. He was making a memory picture, video scrapbook for the Jardines and so he interviewed me to share something for them.
It was cool because he also interviewed my companion and my former companion when I did serve there. It was so great to see all, the missionaries and see how they are doing! Through out the week was busy! We were running around to members, investigators and such. We had to release one of our investigators because she wasn't wanted to get it. It was so sad because we laid everything out and we provided guidance but she didn't want to take it. I guess you can lead a horse to water but can make it drink it.
On Christmas Eve we were able to eat dinner with the Krugers, who are from Norway and Denmark. So we had a dishes from their county. Love them so much!
President and Sister Jardine picked out.
It was Pete's Dragon!! It was really good !
We read a letter from President and sister Jardine too.
I loved how no matter what -- our faith in our Heavenly Father is strong and we will do anything to help him and anything at all.
Just like Pete and Elliot.
hat friendship he built with Elliot could not be broken,
just like my relationship with my savior, Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father!
To top off the week we had a greatservice
but I also got to skype my family!
I love them soooooo much!
They all have grown up so much and
look so different! They have helped me out a ton and I am so grateful that I had an opportunity to see and talk with them. It was fun to sing the Hyde family song with them.
("We are the Hyde family -- we are the Hyde family and we like to party ... we like to party. Party hardy... allllll night long. To the left ... to the left... to the left right ... get on down and stop and beat your face... Hyde family is gonna rock this place. Boom! Check us out. Check us out. BOOM BOOM CHECK US OUT!") --It is an adaptation to a military cadence
My cousin Preston was there too, that was fun! He was talking to my cousins and uncle and it was cool to see them! I love my family!
After that we went out to work and share messages about our Savior's birth!
Some members had this fun game and we started to play it....
My brain froze every time he asked a question like the very first one I totally blanked!
We went to dinner at the Oldfeilds' --
Brother Oldfeild helped us out by pumping up our tire -- which was super low.
It probably was because, we'd earlier, went off-roading get to this one members house. That was tons of fun.
But it kindof kicked us in the rear ends because today, after grocery shopping, when
we came out of the parking lot we looked at our tire and it was completely flat!
We jacked it up and then this nice Jehovah Witness took care of the rest.
We then went the back roads to this one tire place. When we go there it was closed...... what a fun day!
We made it back to the meeting -- and played a zone sports and reverse charades with the Zone! It was so much fun!
Hurrah for Israel!