Buenas Tardes From Mcallen!!
And Merry Christmas!!!! How crazy! It is already Christmas. =D I am looking forward to this Christmas in the Mission- and that I have an opportunity to serve my Savior. It has been such a blessing. Thank you for the packages and the letters and the Christmas cards!!
So- here is the funny story for the week. So Sister Ninataype and I decided to go walking one morning for exercise. So we went- and i was half asleep- and on our way back we encountered this dog that i hate. It doesn't have a owner or a leash- and it is always messing with me. I am actually kinda afraid that it will take a bit out of my leg. We had to walk by it in order to get back to our apartment. So we started walking by it- and i decided to try and talk to it. Never too late to make friends right? So i am walking- talking to this little demon dog- and all of a sudden it CHARGED US!! Strait up charged us. its ears were back and its teeth were all sorts of showing. it was terribly scary. hahahaha. And Sister Ninataype and i just started running and screaming. hahahahaha. and it was chasing us. I was so freaked out- i turned around and started kicking rocks and dirt at it and yelling at it in spanish. It was ridiculous. And we looked so dumb. But i still have both of my legs- puncture free. So that was good. haha hopefully that gave you a funny mental picture. =D
We have been Crazy busy these past few weeks. But it has been wonderful. I believe that people are a lot more open during this part of the year. I love the extra emphasis on the Lord Jesus Christ. I only wish that we had that all year round. We should. =D I would like to share a few scriptures that have really stood out to me this week. in Alma 7 Alma goes around and he is teaching and prophesying of Christ. (i always new that the book of mormon prophets testified of the birth of Christ- but i never really realized it. haha that sounds silly. But it is true!! They were definately prophets- called by God- or they wouldn't have been able to testify of Christ. They didn't have satelites! They had revelation from God. it is great) In verse 10 it says:
And behold, he shall be aborn of Mary, at bJerusalem which is the cland of our forefathers, she being a dvirgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and econceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and aafflictions and btemptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will ctake upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12 And he will take upon him adeath, that he may bloose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to csuccor his people according to their infirmities.
These three scriptures testify of the divine mission of Jesus Christ. I know that he is the savior of the world. That he was Born of the virgen Mary. He lived a Perfect Life and gave us the perfect example. During his mortal ministry He taught with boldness and the authority of God. He taught by example. Then- after living a perfect life- he suffered for he sins of every human being that has ever walked the earth. Every pain, affliction, and temptation. He was perfect- but so that he could know how to 'succor' us- he chose the long and lonely road- he chose to feel every pain, sin, mistake and sorrow that we have felt. I know that he suffered the atonement because He loves each one of us. He loves me. Even if there was only 20 people in the world he would have done it. He gave up his will- to do the will of the Father. He literally loosed the bands of death- Both spiritual death and physical death. So that one day we can live in the presence of God- With out a stain. He died so that we may live again. AH!! i LOVE THE GOSPEL!! I love the plan that our Heavenly Father has blessed us with. We are so blessed.
I feel so blessed to share this wonderful message every day. A message of Hope, peace, and love. A message that literally can save us from the crazy world we live in. We are so blessed to know the things we know!! Don't take it for granted.
I love you all! and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Remember the reason we have Christmas- Because the Lord Jesus was born in a manger. Yay!
HoHOHO!!! Merry Christmas to all! and to All a great week! (haha that was super cheezy)
PS-I GET TO TALK TO YOU SOON!!! YAY!!!! wahoooooo christmas!!!!