Monday, December 24, 2012

December 24, 2012 - Merry Christmas to All


What a crazily wonderful week! We have been getting ready for Christmas and enjoying the season. We got thrown a curve ball though...remember how I said I was sweating down here with all the heat...well all of last week it poured rain. Somehow winter weather sneaked into the hot summer. So today we are trudging around in rainboots and raincoats. Weird. So weird. On another note, we are all happy here that the world didn't end like everyone thought it would! :) It did give us a great opportunity though to testify about the importance of prophets and of living the fullness of the Gospel!

Tonight we get to eat Christmas dinner with a family from the ward, and just before we are going to go out and do some visits with that same family to sing Christmas carols and share a short message! It will be a wonderful Christmas Eve!

What a wonderful time of year! To celebrate the humble birth of the Savior of the world. This week we had a family home evening where we watched the Joy to the World video. It caused me to reflect upon the simplicity of the Savior's birth, and His life, and His message. He was not born into grandeur nor lived a life full of to do lists and technology, His message was clear, His plea always the same: Repent and come unto Him. His whole life was a exemplar of love and service. Once again a testimony to me that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; by the humble birth of the baby Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem was brought to pass the salvation of all mankind.

Let us remember Him today and always!

With love, Hermana Bowns

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