December 26, 2017
Dear Friends and Family,
P-Day was moved to Tuesday this week and next week because of the various holidays. Christmas was really nice this year. We had a breakfast, lunch, and dinner appointment and were showered with love. Santa even dropped off a couple of stockings the night before. I guess because we don’t have a chimney, he had to leave it on our porch :) Also on Christmas Eve we got to decorate sugar cookies and have a visit with an investigator that involved hot chocolate and popcorn...yum!
This past week the city of Gatesville has been pretty sick. We knocked on their doors and many of them did sound terrible. One or two let us in and we almost wished that they did not. Almost. But by the grace of God and a good deal of hand sanitizer (because we know that there is no nutritional value whatsoever in a missionary’s diet at this time of the year), we have not gotten sick. It’s been quite wet lately, but that also means it stays warmer and we are grateful for that (and sweater tights).
I am grateful most of all for my Savior Jesus Christ. I am grateful that Heavenly Father loved us enough to send his Son into this world to suffer for our sins and to die for us so that we might be able to return to live with Him. His is the peace which passeth all understanding and it can be ours this holiday season as we contemplate the matchless gift that He is to us.