I hope you all enjoyed a very Merry Christmas yesterday. It was a WONDERFUL Christmas here in Chile with lots of little miracles and food. :)
This week we helped make like 2 million Christmas cookies, sang a ton of Christmas carols (even though no one does that in Chile), performed in the ward Christmas party, sang a musical number in church, had Christmas Eve with the family we baptized, and skyped our families.
Caroling was especially special because music softens hearts. There is a sector of Mansions in our sector (and Im talking MANSIONS! THEY ARE HUGE!) right next to the Lagoon (and I mean a body of water not the amusement park). While many laughed in our faces because we wanted to sing many listened to us and thanked us and were willing to have a come back. THAT NEVER HAPPENS! Its a Christmas Miracle!
One member of the bishopric in our ward gave a talk this Sunday and explained the difference between the fans and the players of professional sports teams. For example the fan may watch football (soccer) every single day, wear clothing that represents the team, is constantly talking and searching things about said team, and goings ritually to every game. But the player is on the field playing. He must have a specific diet and physical exams. He eats, sleeps, and breaths football (soccer). We as memebers of the church cannot just be FANS but we must be PLAYERS. We are players because we have made covenants and thus we are on the field. SO LETS GO PLAY FOOTBALL!
I love you all and testify that His love is real. And we dont just feel His love but we see it. Every day if we truly look for it.
Hermana Leah Kelson4 Norte 1112 Casilla 631
Viña del Mar, Chile