The adventures in Minneapolis continue!
I don't know if I have shared this thought before, but one of the highlights of Spanish work is getting to attend ward council. It is the craziest, most entertaining meeting of all time. We always have it before church so there's a time crunch, and we get do derailed from the agenda so quick, and end up having a 40 minute debate about if we should move what time church is at, which we weren't even supposed to talk about and something we don't get to decide, and it always just brightens my day.
I hope you are all having a great time participating in #LighttheWorld! And if you haven't started yet, it's not too late to. This week we saw a really cool miracle. We stopped by one night to heart attack a part member family we're working with, and just quick wrote some notes and left them on their door, and didn't think that much of it. We had a lesson with them last night, and she was SO grateful to us for leaving those notes. She told us how she had been having a bad day and it really lighted her world and made her so happy that we had taken just a little time to share a few scriptures and let her know we love her. My favorite part about Light the World and about this focus on service is how it doesn't take much. All of the suggestions, all of the examples are not HUGE sacrifices. They're little things, that anyone can manage even on the most busy of schedules, even sending a text or a note, or saying hi to someone you usually wouldn't. Because when everyone is trying just a little harder to be a little kinder, to be a little more Christlike, those are the actions that can truly change the world.
My favorite part about December is a tradition I got in Young Women's a few years ago, of setting the goal to read the entire Book of Mormon in the month of December, so 18 pages a day. I have tried many times, and some years I have finished, and some years I have had to finish the last little bit in January, but I felt like this year was a perfect opportunity to do so again. And I can't begin to tell you how much I love the Book of Mormon. I am marking all the references to Jesus Christ, and let me tell you, a page hasn't gone by yet without one. The Book of Mormon truly does testify of Jesus Christ, and what better message is there to share at Christmas time?! I hope you all will take a little more time to dedicate to reading the Book of Mormon this Christmas season, and I promise that adding even just 5 minutes of scripture study to your day will make a huge difference and it will make you happier. "Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do."
1. Walkin in a Winter Wonderland