Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Slow Week in Huánuco

Week Forty-six!

Well this week I had a little cold so it was a little bit slower.  We are getting ready for Christmas here in Huánuco, it’s starting to feel a bit more like Christmas with the rain coming.  This week was interesting because they had a reelection so we didn't have church last Sunday, which made this Sunday fast and testimony.

And I was thinking a lot about testimonies this week because we are working with some members who are still trying to find theirs.  Listening in this testimony meeting we think it begins with what is a testimony because a lot of times we feel the need to tell a story of a blessing we saw or thank the world for all of the good things they have but in the mission I have come to see that a few simple "I know’s” are good enough and that you don’t need big discussion’s because the spirit will fill them in on the rest and that sometimes the simplest testimonies are the most powerful and that is all we need.

We got in on the "El es el Dádiva¨ act that is a worldwide message and it is something beautiful that we have.  We have the opportunity to share this video with everyone we talk to and I was a little surprised because I thought it was like the other new bible videos that we have from the church but it isn't and I was a little taken aback at first.  Like why would we use this in a lesson?  But it gets the message across perfectly and every time we share the message the spirit is so strong.  We can testify to every person who is worried about this holiday season, or who is lost in the gifts and activities, that yeah this stuff is great but we have a better gift and that is why we are here, why we celebrate Christmas, to find the gift, to accept the gift and to share the gift.

Happy Almost Christmas,
Hermana Peters

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