Hey everyone this week has been so fast! It's really starting to look a lot like Christmas here. Mostly because of how much it snowed yesterday.... Though the members are getting really pumped up for Christmas here. I've already helped put up 3 different Christmas trees! It's really great to see that no matter where you go that the Christmas spirit is alive! It's really a special gift we have been given to be able to celebrate Christ's birth in such an amazing way. I have been really glad to see how well people are reacting to the light the world videos, it really brings a lot of happiness to everyone who is a part of it. Truly happiness comes from forgetting oneself and working to help another!
This week a ton has happened (as you can expect from it being longer than a week X) ) and a new month is here! I've been on three splits this week which has been really fun. Weirdly enough though, on one of the splits we were called by an investigator to help him move and made an appointment with him. Though he never showed up for us to help him with the appointment he made. We also haven't heard from him since...really makes me wonder if he's alright or not. We also were able to talk with an amazing member family that day as well which made the day amazing.
My companion and I are also working really hard to clean up our area book and we found an awesome high school kid and his family from it. They have an awesome name too which means ash field. We also had a ping pong tournament which was really fun! Although it wasn't quite the turnout we were hoping it still went fairly well. From there we went to help a member put up their Christmas tree and had a great time with them.
We also found quite a few interesting people as we were finding (although it really is inevitable that you find weird people as a missionary). We found this one really sweet catholic grandma who really wants to learn English for some reason. We also found out that on her husband's side of the family everyone is Mormon! It was really bizarre especially since missionaries have never contacted her before!
We also found a host that night. If you are wondering what a host is imagine a girls bar. Now instead of girls it's guys so basically its a boys bar. He is a really cool person though and has stopped working as a host. We also talked with another member family and it turns out the Husband is a total Star Wars nerd! He even had some small figurines, which is how we found out. In all it has been a really awesome and interesting week!
I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season and can always feel the love of your family, friends, and those around you! I love you guys!