December 21: Today for p-day we rehearsed our skit that we will be performing at our Mission Christmas Conference on Wednesday. The skit is a mission parody of Tangled. Our investigator Bory is amazing! He literally is already planning his baptism and inviting everyone to it even though it is 2 weeks away.
December 22: Today we went and volunteered at a retirement home and we were talking with an elderly lady who thought we were going to move in and so she gave us this big sales pitch and told us how we were lucky because we would have a friend there already.
December 23: Today was the Christmas Conference! It was crazy we found out that our mission boundaries are being changed and so part of our mission is being moved into the Orlando Mission. This is super sad because we are losing some amazing missionaries and one of them is my beloved MTC companion Sister Olsen. Also at the Christmas Conference we performed our skit and it was absolutely awesome and everyone loved it and the mission president loved it because he loves Tangled. We then got home really late but still got in our hour of knocking and we met Carmen on the first door we knocked and he is interested in learning more about the gospel.
December 24: Christmas Eve!! Our investigator Bory made a special trip out to Wellington to buy clothes for church because he no longer wants to wear polo shirts to church. Its the greatest thing because he is seriously so excited to be baptized and be a member of the church. Today we went to go sing Christmas Carols to a member to end our awesome Christmas Eve and it was cool as we were singing to her it wasn't two people singing but it really sounded like a choir of angels and it was a cool experience having the angels sing with me.
December 25: Merry Christmas! It was awesome opening presents first thing in the morning and then went over to a member's house for Christmas Morning breakfast. We then got to call home and it was seriously the greatest thing seeing my family and talking with them.
December 26: Today I got to go on splits with my STL Sister P.K. She is absolutely amazing! We went and visited a less active member and she calls me her angel and she absolutely loves it when I come visit her. We also went knocking and met this guy named Chaz who thought it was crazy that we were knocking on our door. He wasn't interested in learning more and told us that we had to live a few more years in this crazy world and then come back and talk to him about faith. That's super sad, I would hope that if I lived a few more years in this crazy world I would cling to anything that offered hope.
December 27: Church was awesome and Christmas definitely came late as we were waiting for YSA church to start. Our investigator who we haven't heard from in a week finally texted us back. Our investigator who got shot like a week ago came to church even though he got out of the hospital yesterday. A few members brought friends to church that they want us to start teaching and a former investigator of mine came to church and wants to start learning more again. Oh also I probably will be serving full time with this YSA branch when transfers comes around which would be amazing!
Well everything is going good for this Delray Dame (I'll have to come up with a new thing if I go full time Gateway YSA). I hope all of you had an amazing christmas and a happy new year!
The Original Delray Dame