Well after this week, I'm tired of seeing snow. This week we really didn't see much of success due to the holidays and people being gone or celebrating the holidays. We did get to teach a lesson to a girl who wasn't quite understanding the gospel very well and so we taught the Restoration in a much more simpler and visual form. We taught this girl who is 11 the Restoration with a piece of paper. Elder Sarabia pretended that he was Heavenly Father and that we were all his children. The piece of paper represented the priesthood and some of us were prophets. He would hand down the paper to each one of his choice servants aka Prophets, and we'd have that power to baptize, preach the gospel, and share it with everyone. It was awesome. She understood it and we definitely feel that she was touched by the spirit. Later this week we sadly didn't get to Baptize Homero but for sure this Saturday he is. Everything is set in motion and we are excited for it. Now on the other hand we did get two new possible investigators, which is always a good thing. They were people we had contacted and they seem really open and willing to hear what we have to say about the Gospel. So on Christmas day I got to Skype my family home which was really awesome to hear how they are doing and see how it is back home versus here. After Skyping with them we ran to a dinner appointment with the English Elders that live in our apartment and it was really good. We then ran over to talk with Homero and see how he's doing and his family fed us while we were there. We had two dinners that night which was awesome. Afterwards we went caroling as a district. We didn't get to do it on Saturday because the mission grounded all the cars so we couldn't go caroling at all. We definitely had fun doing that and getting to bring the Christmas spirit to others who needed it. Now Yesterday since it wasn't our P-Day we went out to contact people again and we actually had success. We were able to leave some really good spiritual thoughts with people and hopefully have them want to come to church this week. Well that pretty much sums up my week. Holidays are busy here. Oh wait I did forget something. We did have our talent show last week which was really awesome. With both acts we brought the spirit. It was fun doing it and we found out that some changes will be occurring here in the mission and just about everywhere else. This will be fun to find out with the new year coming around. Well Happy New Year to everyone and I'll be hearing from you all next year!!
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|Elder Ruesch and his District|