This is short... sorry...
We have been teaching an entire 4th year high school class, which is about 50 students (4th year means this is their last year before graduating). It is the class of our Bishop's wife, so thats how we got the hook up. They are such a great group of kids and ask awesome questions. We taught the Plan of Salvation and the Restoration so far. About 6-10 of them are now taking individual discussions and are participating in ward activities. It has been a fun experience and a very growing experience. Faith is the shield, testimony is the sword. I love this work! My testimony grows everyday! They invited us to their school Christmas party so we spent the morning today with them playing games and serving food. They are so much fun!
We also sacrificed our mattresses this week so the ward could use them for the youth camp. We slept on couch cushions... what an experience... haha.
We watched the broadcast of the 1st Presidency Christmas devotional last night and i learned a lot. We were able to get some Christmas spirit, which can be difficult with the hot weather still. I loved listening to the 1st Presidency and their advice to us all to refocus on the true meaning of Christmas. I absolutely love that Pres. Uchtdorf referred to the Grinch... SAWEET! But what i got from them all was that sometimes this Christmas time can get full of craziness and stress but if we refocus we can see it in a new light and feel calm through all the bustle. I thought of how Christ came to us. This was Heavenly Father's greatest gift to the world and He came in a stable. This gave me a new take on giving gifts for Christmas. I love you all and hope you can review all their talks and find peace in this wonderful time of the year.
Scripture of the week... 2 Nephi 9:51