Monday, December 26, 2016

A Merry Mission Christmas

Hey y'all!
This week was a lot of fun! I hope y'all had a Merry Christmas!
Monday we had a fun pday with the Dutch Fork sisters and our recent convert W. cornrowed our hair! It was a party! Then in the evening we went caroling with the Dutch Fork Sisters!
Tuesday we had our district meeting! Sister Welch and I did a musical number. We did the arrangement of "O come O come Emmanuel" by the piano guys. I was on piano and she was on violin. Then we went on exchanges. I was in Chapin with Sister Cook (who I came out with!) we helped out at the mission office and then in the evening we had a really good lesson with B. on baptism!
Wednesday: we did service at J.'s gym again helping him set up Christmas lights. In the evening we had a good lesson with C. 
Thursday: we did our weekly planning. Then we had a super good lesson with A. (the girl who's grandma called us last Sunday to teach). We taught restoration and it went really well. Then our zone went caroling at the state capitol in Columbia! It was a party!
Friday: we went caroling at an old folks home with the Dutch Fork and Irmo sisters! Then we saw C. and talked about the power of music and we sang for her! Then we went caroling again with the Dutch Fork sisters!
Saturday: Christmas Eve!!!!! We spent most of the day will J. (the recent convert) and her daughter K.! We went out to lunch and then went shopping! So it was a ton of fun! Then we had dinner with the members whose property we live on! It was a lot of fun! Then we had a sleep over with the Dutch Fork and Irmo sisters!!!! It was awesome! 
Sunday was Christmas!!!! We had a combined sacrament meeting! Sister Welch and I did another musical number in sacrament meeting! I played the piano and she played the violin again. This time we did "What Child Is This". It was super cool because after the meeting several people came up to us and told us that our song brought the spirit so strong that they cried. Then we had lunch with the branch president and his family. Then we face timed our families!!! It was so good to see them and hear their voices :):) then we had dinner with the B. family! Then we stopped in to see J. again. We sang a few songs for her! 
So it was an awesome week and a fantastic Christmas!!!! 
My Spiritual thought: of the week is John 3:16-17. "
16  ​For ​​​God​ so ​​​loved​ the ​​​world​, that he ​​​gave​ his ​​​only​ begotten ​​​Son​, that whosoever ​​​believeth​ in him should not perish, but have ​​​everlasting​ ​​​life​.
​​​​​17 ​For God ​​​sent​ not his Son into the world to ​​​condemn​ the world; but that the world through him might be ​​​saved​."
 The reason we celebrate Christmas is because Christ was born in the world to save all of us. I am grateful for my savior and all He does for me each day. I know He loves all of us so much. 
I love y'all and hope yall have a blessed week!
Love always,
Sister Amy Bennett :)
The master Corn rower