Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Devotional

(Sent 12-10-16)

Zone Leader Mtg in Offices

I had a good week this week. I learned a lot of stuff. The Christmas Devotional was definitely a highlight as well. I loved all of the talks. I had actually been thinking about the topic of Christ's birth and its significance while preparing for the activity that we had in my ward.

 I was thinking about how the most important thing that Christ did for us was pay for our sins and give us a way to repent and return to Heavenly Father. I was curious, then, as to why we celebrated his birth. But, one of the speakers explained it perfectly when he said that, "...We would not have Christmas if we did not have Easter." At this time of Christmas, we celebrate not just a baby who was born in an old stable with a bunch of animals. We celebrate that BECAUSE that baby was born, and because he lived the life that he lived, we can be forgiven of our sins. We can start anew and work towards Eternal Families. It was a great devotional.

Elder and Sister Mission Leaders Conference

We also got to receive a new Elder from the airport. He's a true stud and looking like he's ready to get to work! We just sent him off with his new comp. He was in this mission for about 6 months and then had to go home for who knows what. But now he's BACK! He is a true example of what the Atonement can do for us. He has come back as a stronger and more faithful person. Now, because of the work that he put in to Becoming a better person, he will see more miracles than he can possibly imagine. It's going to be good. All of us can do the same every single day -- repent of our wrong-doings and feel the joy of a clean and faithful life.

Elders Greenwood, Gardner, Harrison, and Sister Montoya

Have a great week, Everybody!

Elder Greenwood :)

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