Here it is, the christmas season is upon us. We had transfers today and i will staying in the same old place, same old comp, same old everything, but it´s going to be great! Thanks so much for all of your happy birthday wishes! it was a fun one, and i was able to receive some presents from my companion, which included a cool Rosario Central (the major soccer team here) cup, and a toy gun that shoots foam balls. you can imagine how much fun i´ve had with that. The Christmas spirit isn´t quite as alive as it is in the good ol U.S. but it is definitely here. Christmas trees, christmas lights (on some houses), party "supplies" and a bright, cheery, argentine people. My companion and I are going to spend Christmas evening at a members house named the Farley family
So, Villa Goberndor Gávlez and Elder Waid will need to do some buckling up to handle me this transfer. We are going to hit the pavement hard....there´s also that new rejuvenation that comes from a new transfer! i´m stoked!
We also have the christmas conference on Saturday. should be legit.
Fun stories of the week: I found out one of my special talents is knocking lemons out of trees. Random tip: never try cooking a cake by putting it in the very bottom of the oven, below the flame.....doesn't work.
Some sad news i found out today was that my dear old MTC district buddy Elder Towns went home to Georgia last week due to back problems. We are hoping he´s going to be able to make it back out here.
Anyway, i want to share a quote with you from the prophet Joseph Fielding Smith. Christmas is the time of year when we can especially focus on our Savior Jesus Christ and share his spirit with others.
Joseph Fielding Smith said:
"There is no cure for the ills of the world except the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our hope for peace, for temporal and spiritual prosperity, and for an eventual inheritance in the Kingdom of God is found only in and through the restored gospel. There is no work that any of us can engage in that is as important as preaching the gospel and building up the Church and Kingdom of God on earth.
In the words of Uncle Sam : "I WANT YOU to share the gospel with someone this christmas"........ something like that.
Talk to you on Sunday! i emailed dad with all the info. FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!