Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Christmas Spirit Is Alive In Texas

Hello everyone
Happy Holidays.
We actually have transfers this week, but we all think that we are going to stay the same, but who knows. This week was a great week, we had a lot of success in finding new people to teach and we were really busy. I can't believe how fast time has flown by this transfer.
It's really starting to feel like Christmas around here. A lot of people go nuts with putting out lawn ornaments and lights and stuff and we figured it was because it is usually in the 80s around here, but all of that is changing! Today it's about 40 or so and last week it got down to about 30ish. There was a freak snow storm in 2004, and its looking like it may be cold enough to possibly get another one, but who knows. Today (Monday) we are going to go bowling because its the last P-Day of this transfer and next week we are going to have a multi-zone Christmas devotional and gift exchange.
Portland is great so far. It really has more of a smaller town feel to it and the people are generally very nice to us. The other day somebody gave us a box of chocolate-covered cherries! Things are definitely looking up for next transfer and hopefully we'll have some baptisms. We have a few that look good right now, but experience has taught me that you can't be sure until the baptism is already over! I got a letter the other day from our recent converts in Brownsville. The daughter really wants to go on a mission in July when she has a year in the church. She and her family went to the broadcast of the rededication of the Mexico City Temple and she said that motivated her even more to prepare to go. I am praying that I'll get transferred back into that ward before July so I can see her go! Anyway, have a great day, I want to thank everyone for their letters and words of support.