Friday, January 9, 2015

Drops, Drops, and More Drops

December 22, 2014
(Sorry for the delay...)

Did you know that no one was knows the song,
"Feliz Navidad" done here? Bummer!
Feliz Navidad everyone!! Or almost!! This week was quite different for a number of different reasons. It was kind a rough week as far as numbers and visits go. Sorry my mind is all aflutter today. We only have time to email because they switched our pday to Thursday (Christmas). No se por que. So here are some highlights. I got conjuctivitis in my eye. Big word for I had an infection. I had to go to the doctor and he prescribed 200 dollar eye drops. I bought the kind that were only like 2 dollars. They worked just as well. Thank goodness for pharmacies that don't require a prescription. ;) 

We had the christmas devotional Thursday night and it was SO MUCH FUN! We had a cookie decorating station, games station, and bowling. Then Pres and Hna. LaPierre and the assistants dressed up as Santa and the elves and handed out handmade stockings with a journal and candies inside. It was so fun. Actually made it feel like christmas. Which was good and bad at the same time. There are a ton of pictures that I will send from this on Thursday. 
President & Sister LaPierre

The highlight really of the week for me was Friday night. The barrio <neighborhood> had there fin de ano <year end> party and almost all of our menos activos <less actives> were there. It was such a great moment to see that although we may not have very many investigators, we are still making a difference and helping others to come back to the gospel. 

Other than that, I sweated buckets of drops because it was SO HOT. Hermana Dance got heat exhaustion. Good thing I know a nurse. Then it rained buckets and I was stoked. The weather has been all over the place. We taught some people, but most of our lessons fell through, or just didn't happen. That is ok though. The Lord knows our efforts and he knows our hearts. As we continue on in faith and hope we will see and feel His love and find those that he would have us find.

Something interesting I learned in my studies of Jesus the Christ this week was that during the three temptations the only real temptation was for the Savior to deny who he was or to doubt. This is a great tactic that the adversary employs. When we don't know or forget who we are and our infinite and eternal worth, we tend to do things that are not of infinite or eternal value. We must remember who we are and where we came from. We must remember what we must do in order to return and that is to take advantage of THE GIFT of this season. His Son. The Savior of the World. He is the key to unlocking all of our potential and greatest dreams. We must turn to him!!

Sorry for the short email! Love you all! Thanks for the support! You can all email me again for Thursday if you would like. No complaints here! Merry Christmas!!!

Hermana Albach

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