Kerst en Sneeuw in België!
Oh I love Christmas! We woke up early to open presents from home. My family is the best! Love you guys!! And then we had a Christmas service, and that was super nice. Me and my companion sang with the Elders. They also read scriptures about Christ's birth from both the Bible and the book of Mormon.
So cool to see how they both witness of that special event!
Funny story: We had a service project with our zone and afterwards one of the Elders ran into a lady he knew. She was SO sweet! And so excited to see all of us missionaries. She was determained to buy us lunch, for all 22 of us, but we assured her that we we were fine. But she really wanted to get us something, and before we could convince her otherwise, she went into the closest store to buy us all Fantas. About a minute later she came sprinting out saying "They don't have 23 Fantas!!!" as she ran down the street to find another store. She seriously made my day!!!
Also, it snowed here the other day! Rather cold, but so pretty! It was funny, because Christmas day was sunny and gorgeous, and then 2 days later it snows!
Anyways, I hope you guys had a good Christmas!
There's this really great little video that the church published on mormon.org :
I love it how in the begining it shows getting gifts and more the commercial side of Christmas. Which I think can be a lot of fun, and getting and recieving gifts can bring us a lot of joy. But then as the film goes on you see the things that really bring us joy. Little things, like little siblings playing together, handwriting a letter to a friend, being with loved ones, reading the scriptures, praying. Its the little things we can do every day that can bring us real joy. And then of course Jesus Christ. He is the first, the most important, and the best gift we have been given for Christmas.