Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hi everybody this letter is going to be short but it's been a great/crazy week! This week we had the Christmas conference up in Billings and it was so much fun! There was a big snowstorm the night before we were suppose to leave, so the president decided to have us just leave that night rather than early the next morning. So we did and the roads weren't too good and it took us about 3 and a half hours instead of 2, but we made it! :) We sang many Christmas songs and missionaries were called up to bear their testimonies on the atonement and it was amazing how strong the Spirit was. After that we all ate some lunch and got to see Santa. It was so funny because all of a sudden while we were eating our lunch our mission president breaks out from behind the doors and starts yelling and running around and telling us that Santa was coming! Hahaha it was a good time.

After the conference we went on a couple of exchanges for the next couple of days and saw many miracles! :) One miracle from this week was on Thursday! Sister Peterson and I had a lesson set up, but the people weren't there, so we tried all of our back ups and anyone that we could think of, but no one was home. It was around 8 o'clock so knocking on random peoples door at that time of night usually just makes people angry and there are not many people awake at that time around here. But we prayed about it and the letter H came to mind so we went to a couple of streets that started with H. First we went to Holmes Street and we're trying to figure out which way to go. I thought to go left and Sister Peterson thought to go right, so we decided to go straight. We then got to Highland street and we saw a couple of houses with lights on so we decided to try them. Pretty positive that it was negative something degrees outside because I couldn't feel my legs or my nose, but it was worth it! It always is :) The first few houses weren't too happy we were knocking on their door, but we decided to try one more and it was a really nice young dad! We talked with him for a minute about prayer and the Holy Ghost and invited him to pray himself. He ended up being interested in learning more and we are going to be meeting with him again tomorrow! I know that prayers are always answered and the Lord is so involved in this work. I am simply a tool in His hand and it is the greatest blessing! I know that the Lord will guide each of us each day as we let him. :)

I'm so excited for Christmas and Christmas Eve! We are going to be going Christmas caroling with our district, visiting with people who don't have family around, and with a few members. I love love love this time of year! There is a Mormon message that I love called, the Christmas Spirit. Shows a young family and many of them are worrying about money and presents, but in the end they come to see the true meaning of Christmas and that it is all about our Savior. If you haven't seen it you should check it out! It's a good one. I pray that we can all remember the true meaning of Christmas and focus our hearts and our thoughts on the Savior. :) Merry Christmas! I love you all!
Sister Anderson
With the mission Santa
Christmas tree at the mission conference
With her MTC Sisters Minus & Granodos
Great friends
On Main Street
Dads favorite street!
Exchanges with Sister Huerta
Small town of Ranchester WY
Exchanges with Sister Smith
Sportin some cool hats members gave them
Nativity scene made from rocks from a member

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