It was a lot harder to find people in their houses this week. They are all running around buying stuff, out of town or working more because it is Christmas time. So hopefully this week they will all be in their houses.
Tuesday we went to the temple with the ward. It was awesome. We helped in the baptistry. Just as witnesses. We can't do baptisms or baptize in the temple as missionaries. It was awesome though because we brought a recent convert from this area. It was her first time at the temple and so it was cool to see. The spirit was so strong. And she loved it so that was cool. Seriously the peace inside the temple is unreal. You step inside and BAM everything from the outside world is gone. You can relax, pray, think and it is just the best. But ya, we went and we probably had about 20 people that went. Not as many as the other ward but I think just about everybody went in so it was a good experience.
Thursday we had our Christmas activity of the mission. It was with half of the mission because our mission is too big so we had to split it in half. But we got there and I PLAYED BASKETBALL!! I was rusty. I was still dropping threes but not at the highest rate haha. It was a little rough. I am going to put the blame on the fact that the hoops were about 9 and a half feet. But after that we watched all these little videos. Then we had dinner and then we had our skits. Each zone had to perform a skit and so we did ours and it was pretty good. I am going to try to send it and mayble Blake can translate or something. And my voice isn't really that high, I had to talk like that for the skit so don't judge.
Really this is the best time of the year. Before the mission it wasn't as easy to focus on Jesus Christ during the Christmas season. But now as a missionary I have his name on my chest every day. I can't think of anything better to do than to be his missionary in this time. Also it is the best time of the year because everyone comes together. Like here, a ton of people have their displays of the birth of Jesus Christ. Maybe not everyone has the same beliefs about him but everyone recognizes how important He is. The first and best gift of Christmas from our Heavenly Father. He is the reason why we celebrate Christmas and I love being a missionary and being able to testify that He lives and is the Son of God and the Savior of the world.
I hope you all have a wonderful and Merry Christmas this Thursday. Remember to do something for someone else in this time. I love you all. Talk to you on Thursday.