Christmas was just so wonderful :) I'm now super excited for New Year's, that Amish calendar was sweet haha. I am working on making some resolutions that hopefully I'll keep for a little longer than just a few months.
But when it comes to positive change, "And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me"
So it's all possible, you just have to put your mind to it.Â
Actually, our zone is working on this 30 day challenge thing. There are 3 phases, and each phase has to be completed for 30 consecutive days before moving on.Â
Phase 1: not saying anything negative about anyone else.Â
Phase 2: don't say or do anything that would offend the Spirit
Phase 3: no thoughts that would offend the Spirit
I figure on your mission is the best chance to even complete Phase 1, so that's part of one of my resolutions. Trying this just makes yourself more aware of how often you do talk bad about others, and so it gives you an opportunity to improve.
Small world story.
Christmas dinner was with this crazy awesome redhead family, a little out from Lovell. While talking to the husband, I found out that his brother worked in the math tutor lab at USU with me. He was kind of a second boss, but not totally. Everyone joked that he is a professional student. Kind of true. Anyways, super crazy! Had no idea he was a member, and I actually always wondered. He's really kind though and looks just like his brother.
Found out Sister Gray is racist.Â
Just kidding, she's not.
But we went to go try a family (the Negro's) and it was dark in the house, so her comment was,
"Man, it looks pretty dark at the Negro's, we'll try someone else"
Made me laugh.Â
Don't worry, they are a completely white family. According to Sister Gray, at least. I haven't met them yet.
This morning was weird. We got a call that the assistants were travelling and wanted to interviews with the sisters because they were in town. But, interviews were in Powell. So we went on an adventure today. What's the population of Powell? It definitely has a lot more going on, but at the same time, not that much. This small town area up here is still so weird to me. Anyways, I was hoping after leaving the office/Billings that I wouldn't ever have to see leadership that much. But it wasn't bad, it was more about goals and how things were going.
Well, you heard most of the news on CHRISTMAS :) We've just seen a handful of less-actives and potentials since then. Actually for weekly planning, we tore apart the area book and wrote down on our whiteboard the names of all the potentials, with a plan to contact all of them within this transfer. The area book here needs a little cleaning up. But hopefully that will help us find some new faces!
I discovered a new favorite hymn. #230, Scatter Sunshine. Being the sunshine in people's lives is so much more fulfilling than being the rain cloud. People's lives are filled with enough rain already as it it, and it is a blessing to be able to help lift and inspire and gladden. Plus, the chorus on this song is just a riot. Oh, the things you find entertaining when you are a missionary.
Well, that's about it this week!Â
Happy New Year!
PS. 2015 is when I come home!!!!!!