so let me start out with MERRY CHRISTMAS. isnt it the best time of year?? even though down here its like 100 degrees with 13800957% humidity its so fun seeing little xmas trees and being able to talk about christmas. today when we went shopping you could tell xmas was this week because all the alcohol was on sale and everyone was buying shopping carts full of wine (no joke) and there we were with our oreos and alfajores hahaha
|Jessica & Lydia|
so this week has been yet another week of travels! we went down to rosario for visa stuff for my comp so that was fun! and we had our christmas activity as a zone! we all got together, made cookies, played games, and then went to a retirement home and talked and sang to the abuelitos! i made friends with a girl named lydia who had lived in the states for a long time :) haha and then we all sang carols. it was great!
so about this christmas miracle!
|Bus Station in San Nicolas|
this sunday the primary kids sang and right before the teacher asked me if i could lead the music for them haha so that was fun i felt like the primary music choristers from home that always smiled like a crazy lady and mouthed the words super big so the kids to see hahaha
so funny story
on sunday we were walking to the bus stop when i car honked at us, out of random habit i waved!! it was a car full of drunk boys all about 18-21 years old, coming back from the club. ahhhh so i was like kssfirshsre what did i just do...so we kept on walking and they drove past us again and shouted "hey chicas! come with us" and opened up the car door...we just shook our heads and kept walkig....ughhhhh que verguenza! i was so embarrassed. haha. when cars honk at us it usually is never friendly...so idk my head was foggy that morning haha oops.
okay well spiritual!
this christmas i hope everyone takes a sec to remember their savior. when i think of christmas i think of the food, christmas trees and my family but i always remember that before we could open of the presents, my parents always made us read the christmas story in the new testament and the book of mormon. when i was super young i could barely wait to run downstairs but these last few years ive really grown to appreciate this tradition my parents did with us. i guess i invite everyone to think of a tradtion they do that focuses on christ and not on presents and do it with real intent :) . and if you dont have one, think of something you can do to remember our Lord in this time.
also i read moses 6:31-34 this morning and want you all to read it too! accept the lords invitation and WALK WITH HIM from today, on. :)
hope everyone enjoys their christmas! i know i will!!!! :) eat tons of cheesy potatoes and fudge for yours truly!! ill be eating lemon pie and oreos and flan!!! (excuse all the emojis hehehe)
|Argentine sunset while raining|
|Jessica, Hermana Lopez, and Pizza|