Monday, December 26, 2016

12.26.16 Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!                                  12/26/16

This week has been such an awesome week! We had so many amazing experiences! We got the chance to go to the temple visitors center. We meet at the church with a bunch of sisters and then they drive us all up in a little bus. 

It was so cool especially on Christmas Day because so many people of different faiths came to see how we celebrate Christmas. It was awesome! We talked to this awesome kid who was driving by with his dad and so they stopped by to see what was going on. As we talk with people there, we get to teach them a little bit and then see if they would want to have missionaries come over later to teach them more. It was so incredible to see how many prepared people came in. We met a really cute family and as we talked about family history they got so excited and said they definitely wanted to learn more. I know that will be just the beginning of them learning more about the Gospel.

We were asked to spend time with members on Christmas Eve and so we asked the ward council for a list of people they wanted us to visit.  It was so amazing to see how as we followed the council to work with members, we were lead to so many chances to share the Gospel.

One of the homes we went to was a part member family and the daughter who is not a member answered the door. We talked to her about the gospel and how it brings us so much peace. It didn't lead to anything right then but I know it truly planted a seed and left her with something to think about.

That reminds me of this awesome experience we had the other day. We went to see Judith and as we were leaving we decided to knock on some doors in her complex. I bet your thinking we had an amazing miracle as we talked so someone in one of those apartments? We didn't but as when we walked out we met our friend CJ! He was so polite and interested in learning more. It was amazing to see that if we wouldn't have knocked on those doors we wouldn't have met him.

Another amazing miracle that happened on Christmas Eve, we went to a members house and we couldn’t find a parking spot so we drove around several times and then decided to Virginia park. That’s where you park in the street for a minute with her 4 ways on. As we got out of the car we met Gina.   She has a strong faith and loves her church but she said she would love to learn more.

I think that one of the greatest things that happened on Christmas Eve was when we went over to our friend Todd and Shante's house for lunch. Shante’s family aren't  members and as we sat around the table for lunch we got the
chance to have one giant lesson with four or five non- members. It was incredible. 

I know that the Lord was truly placing people in our path as we were obedient to what we were asked to do. I know that obedience truly does bring so many blessings. I love what president Monson says, "May we chose the harder right instead of the easier wrong." I know that our Heavenly Father will bless us as we do so. I hope you all have a great new year and know that I love you so!

Sister Goudy

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