Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Zone Conference

Well this week has been a week of refection and just feeling so much joy.
Monday we had our Christmas Zone conference which was wonderful and it felt like an American Christmas. It was great because we sang Christmas Carols and were able to hear from our sweet mission President and his wife. It was special because we all got a christmas apron for a christmas present and it was from como! It was a great start to the day.
When we got home we had a lesson with a investigator from the philippines. We planned to review the restoration but everything that was happening in her life made us realize that we needed to talk about something else. She told us about the tsunami in the philippines and also about how the last year so many people in her family have died. In that moment I knew what I needed to talk about. We started to talk about the plan of slavation. As I began to talk about this I began to get teary eyed because I could relate so much to this sad woman who misses her family. It is interesting to see how our personal experience can help others who are facing similiar situations. This was a very special moment for me because I was able to realize yet again how important my family is for me. I love teaching this lesson and I always have. There is always such a wonderful spirit especially to people who have lost someone very close to them. I felt so much love during this lesson and I felt priviledged to be able to share my testimony about the plan of Salvation.
Yesterday we had a lesson and we brought a member with us which was also a very special experience to see how much our investigator connected with this member. There was such a sweet spirit as our member bore testimony of the church. After this lesson I just felt so much gratitude. I felt so grateful thinking about all of the people I have met here thus far and how their lives have changed. I am so grateful for these people. I definetly feel that they have stolen a piece of my heart because when I talk about them I just start tearing up thinking about these wonderful people.
Each day I am getting more and more excited for Christmas in Como. I know that it will be a Christmas that I will never forget.
I love you all! Enjoy singing Christmas Carols, drinking hot chocolate, spending time with family and remembering the birth of Jesus Christ.
Sorella Carter

My district at zone conference