Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 22- The Christmas Spirit

Family and Friends,
This last week was a bit of a struggle. We just didn't put forth the best effort in using our time effectively, and when you aren't constantly out doing missionary work, it's hard to stay joyful and happy. It was a hard lesson to learn, but the best thing we can do now is move forward, and get to work! haha. So this week will be awesome!
Wilson is still good to go for his baptism this Saturday. Hopefully he continues progressing. He has such a great desire to come closer to Christ. He is willing to do anything to be baptized! The Lord has certainly prepared him. Funny story, we were out walking with him and he bought a house! haha. It was actually a trailer home, and he decided to rent it from a friend, so they took 10 minutes and moved it across the street to his property. He thanked Heavenly Father for providing him with a home since he was just staying on his sister's couch. And he got a new leg! Haha. It's hard for him to walk on it, so he's going through therapy, but he will get a hang of it. 
I had such an amazing spiritual experience. There was a stake Christmas Program. A Catholic Leader spoke and the Stake President did as well. Then we went outside for the live nativity. They had live animals and everything. It was really cool. They had the narrator tell the story, then we would sing Christmas Hymns as the people would act it out. I just couldn't hold back the tears as I watched and sang about the birth of Christ. It's just so brilliant and glorious. The atonement of Christ brought about our Salvation. That is the most important thing that has happened. Christ's birth is so sacred and special. It's the birth of our Savior. I am so grateful for this Christmas season, for the time we get to turn our thoughts to our big brother, Jesus Christ. I hope you each get the chance to do that. Check out to watch some great videos about Christmas. I feel the spirit so strong as I watch those too. I love you all! I miss all of you too! 
Love, Elder Chandler Allen

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