T-Minus 4 Days

Hey everyone! ¡Feliz Navidad!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. It’s hard to believe it’s already Christmas! Time flies! Soon I will be at my year mark and that is just weird.

We are teaching this wonderful family and I was worried that they would have trouble with certain things in the gospel (I.e. Not drinking alcohol) but they said that they are willing to give up certain things! So I was ecstatic! They are such a wonderful family. They all came to church again yesterday which was awesome!

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Spanish White Elephant Party

Today we had a “Spanish missionary get together” and we did a white elephant fiesta. It was a lot of fun! I love seeing everyone and now that I’m all the way out in Pueblo it seems like I never see other missionaries anymore which is a bummer. So that was fun. I ended up getting these Mexican corn chip type things. So I’m excited to try those!

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The present Tracy gave me!

Also one of the recent converts in our ward, Tracy, gave us Christmas presents! She gave me a Hershey pillow. It was so sweet! Another lady gave us penguin pillow pets and it’s funny because I have one at home just like it and I was thinking the other day that I should’ve brought it with me.

I want to share with you all something I learned about prayer. So we actually gave the lesson in Sunday school yesterday and it was all about preacher and how it is communication with Heavenly Father. They asked us last minute if we would teach the class. I wasn’t super thrilled. I’ve had a slight cold and not the best week ever so I just
was struggling to concentrate and felt like I couldn’t even think in Spanish let alone teach a class in it. So I decided to pray in my heart that my mood would change and that I would be able to speak without struggle. And it did! Everything worked out. That is just one of the many examples iv had with prayer this week: it truly does work.

I’m thankful for this time of year. I’m thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, who I feel I have come to know a lot more, especially during this time of year. I’m thankful for the atonement and the peace He has brought to my life. He has turned a really really bad day into a really really good one on many occasions. I hope you all keep in mind the real reason we celebrate. It’s Him. How amazing!

Hermana Hershey

P.s. Grandma I got your package! It’s here and I am so excited! I’m lucky to have a grandma who bakes so well! Thank you!

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