Monday, December 8, 2014

A Sea if Swirly, Twirly Gumdrops

December 1, 2014

It's the Christmas season again. Wubba bubba. How did the past year go by so fast? Beats me! It's another Christmas that I'm lucky to get to spend in Thảo Điền! Each year I love the holiday season when we are able to slow down and reflect on our lives and make resolutions to become better. Each Christmas in my life, although never a traditional and ordinary Christmas, is something special. This year though, we are all going to have the best Christmas of our lives! This year we're all going to share the gift - the greatest gift of all time, the gift of Christ! I hope that you already know what I'm talking about, but for those of you who haven't heard the Church has put together an amazing project! A project not only for the members, but a project for the entire world! An initiative to help everyone understand what Christmas really is. We, along with the entire world are going to have the best Christmas of our liiiiiiives! I know it! But in order for that to happen, we have to share the gift. 

So check out these super cool links that I attached!   You're welcome! :)

Next quick topic: MIRACLES! Guys, they're real. Like really, really real! The first definition for the word miracle that pops up when searched on Google is "a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency." Do you understand what that divine agency is? It is our Heavenly Father! HE makes miracles happen in our lives. I've seen it as I've served, I've seen it in myself as I've tried to let the Lord change my life, and I've seen it happen to countless people as they apply the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

There are so many things I want to share with you all, but words cannot describe how grateful I am for the opportunity to participate in the Lord's work to fulfill His purpose. All I can say is trust in Him. Do His work. Share the gift. I promise you will find happiness. 

The first gift was not wrapped, had no bow, wasn't purchased online or in a store. 
The first gift of Christmas was a simple gift, a sacred gift. 
It wasn't gold or frankincense or myrrh. 
It was a gift of love, and life, and peace, and hope given by a Father to all His children. 
"For God so loved the world" and so loved you, and every single one of us. 
He gave His Son. 
He is the Christ. 
He is Christmas. 
He is the gift. 
This Christmas season 
discover the gift, 
embrace the gift, 
share the gift."

I love you all! Have a good week and keep following the prophet!
Sister Egelund

Zone conference. This is the largest zone I have ever served in...all fourteen of us.
Thanksgiving with my family away from family at my home away from home.

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