Monday, December 23, 2013

23 Dec 2013 letter

Merry Christmas!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Holiday season.  Never forget to remember our savior Jesus Christ this time of year (or anytime of year).  It has been very cold in hannibal.  They don't have a problem with a lot of snow as much as they have problems with Ice, so sometimes the mission will ground all the trucks and cars and we have to stay home, walk, or get rides with members of the Branch.  We manage. 

Church was a little low in numbers and a lot of members have been coming out and saying that they're moving this next year.  So many that i wonder if the Branch will get shut down cause then there won't be enough people living here to keep it going.  this is also the last week of this transfer period and me and Sister Despain won't find out until next tuesday which one of us is staying or leaving.  I won't be able to tell any of you what happens until the first monday of January where I end up.  I enjoy it here in Hannibal, but wouldn't mind going on to a new place and getting to meet all new people.

This past week was really slow and we lost all but one or two of our investigators for various reasons, but the work goes on and there are always other people out there who are being prepared to recieve the Gospel into their lives and are looking for the truth.  We don't stumble over losses or hard situations, you just pick up and go find someone else. 

One of my favorate quotes that i heard this past week, in District Meeting, says, "the pain of sacrifice lasts only one moment...It is the fear of the pain of sacrifice that makes you hesistate to do it."  Having Faith and making sacrifices and changes in our lives can be one of the most difficult and scary things to do if we let it seem that way.  Remember that it is all in your head if you think you can't go another day or can't accomplish a certain goal.  If you think you can, you will.  If you think you can't, you won't.  Because we are God's literal children, we have divine power to be able to conquer and overcome all trials and shortcomings in this life and in all eternity just like Him, but we cannot reach that without His help.  Never forget where you come from and who you are!

Merry Christmas everyone!  Love you!

Have fun watching all my favorite Christmas movies without me.

Sister Robertson 

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