Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas has BEGUN!

(Sent 12-4-16)

Hola Everybody!

Elders Greenwood, Gardner, Bustos, and Navarette celebrating Landon's birthday
This week was pretty fantastic. We are getting lot's a stuff ready to go for the new Christmas Initiative that came out. If you all don't know yet what the Christmas Initiative is,it's called #LIGHTtheWORLD in 25 ways for 25 days. Go and watch the video. It's incredible. There is also a calendar that explains a bit more of what the church wants all of us to do during this time of the year, and always.

The calendar has the 25 days of December and little acts of service that you can do each and every day. For example, yesterday's theme was, "Jesus Honored his father and his mother, and you can too." And it had ideas like write your parents a little note or call your parents and tell them that you love them -- little things that can make a big difference. I couldn't call my parents yesterday, but you all can! Hahaha!

So, to start off everything, the zones of Chihuahua are each doing their own service activity that they will be reporting on at our big missionary Christmas dinner. This week, the office team went and met up with the Zone Chuviscar and we went and visited an old folks home and spent some time with them and helped them eat food and sang to them and stuff. It was really a wonderful experience. I loved it a lot. The faces of the old folks just lit up as we talked to them and as they had the chance to tell their old folks stories.

Then! On December 1st. My comp, our sister missionaries, our Sister ward missionaries, and I all threw together a #LIGHTtheWORLD activity! We put up a bunch of lights outside on the fence of the church, had a big sign, and a couple of rooms decorated to show the meaning of Christmas for all of us.

We talked about the Birth of Christ, how through that and His life that we have the chance to have Forever Families, and we talked about how we can achieve eternal families and true happiness through this year's initiative. It was a lot of fun and, I think that it was a hit. Everyone was happy. :)

This time of year is the perfect moment to start again, or continue to, on a higher level, come unto Christ and be more like Him. Take a look at the calendar and the video and follow the guidance that our church leaders have given us through Revelation from God to help us become more happy while helping others be happier at the same time.

I love you all! Have a great Week!

Elder Greenwood :)

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