Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving is Gone; Now Light the World!

Awesome Thanksgiving feast, thanks to the Hydes!

Hey family!

So this week was decently eventful, and sadly it wasn't because we baptized anyone. 

Ok, well I'll hit the work first. It goes well. Not the best, but we are searching for the elect and that takes some work and a lot of changing on our part. That's why I have been loving Moroni 8:16. "Wo be unto them that shall pervert the ways of the Lord after this manner, for they shall perish except they repent. Behold, I speak with boldness, having authority from God; and I fear not what man can do; for perfect love casteth out all fear."

So the sad thing is we didn't teach a ton this week. The good thing, we taught Ev and his family - including his son who now has a baptismal date and is the most athletic 9-year old ever. They came to church on Sunday, and next week Ev will receive the Priesthood. That's super cool, because it means that he will be able to baptize his son!!!! Other than that, things were pretty low key.

Key events. Thanksgiving- we went to the questura - that took like 5 hours of my life, but we got it done. Then the Hydes were AMAZING and made us a Thanksgiving feast! They had turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, fruit salad, cranberry sauce, broccoli with holiday sauce and pumpkin cake. So to say the least, we are spoiled! That was fun. 

Next key event, ANZIANO YOUNGBLOOD HAD A BIRTHDAY, SHOUT HURRAY!!  So his birthday was yesterday. We made pancakes for breakfast and then ate cake at a member's house. It was super nice and fun. He is now 19, which is a useless age... trust me. Might as well donate it to a good cause. 

Other than that, our Pday event will consist of going to a park and playing with a Christmas gift I opened early. It was in the shape of a football. We are excited. 

This Christmas go to Mormon.org and Be a Light. (Or, Light the World in English). It's a super awesome way to get into the Christmas spirit and all of us here in Italy are pumped to do it as well! Click here to watch a 2+ minute video to get into the Light the World Christmas spirit! There will be an updated service idea each day from December 1st through 25th, for those interested. 

Love y'all! 
Anziano Ridd

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