December 21, 2015

week 8: #ASaviorIsBorn

Monday, December 21st, 2015


Life has been good and crazyyyy!

Wednesday was Pday and Sister Jorganson took us shopping! She is SO kind I love her! We went to the Rossi (investigator) home because Vince wanted to hear Brother Hatch's testimony on Prophets because he spoke at church on Sunday and said that he has a strong testimony about prophets and he wanted to hear what he said. So we set it up Wednesday night for Brother Hatch to go over! It went really well! They talked forever but really bonded! We both talked about our conversion stories and I spoke last and started crying! WHAT. The spirit is so strong! I never cry, I think this was the first time I cried in the mission field pretty much. Then Sister Jones asked him to pray about a baptismal date! He just needs to marry Jenn first! 

Thursday we went to the temple!! Best Christmas present! I got to go twice in one week! It was so powerful being in the celestial room with all the missionaries! I loved it! We then had lunch after and I saw SISTER FAIRHOLM! tender mercy. Then we went to Linda Pavlick's home (less-active). We have been trying to see her for weeks to do service for her. She finally let us go! She just had knee surgery last week. Oh my goodness so she has 4 sheep dogs and literally everything she owns has sheepdogs on it. So many paintings and pictures of those dogs on her wall. SO funny. So our service for her was to clean our her sheep dog cupboards. lol. SO funny. It was so dusty. It was insane how many sculptures she has...some were worth $1600! WHAT. I was SO careful when I took them out cause I REALLY did not want to break them! haha. I think she has a strange addiction. We were there for so long. We thinks she just needs someone to talk to. We shared a message with her and her husband. We then helped Lynn with her homework.

Friday was moving day!! Some elders and sisters came to help us move! ah I was so glad we were moving! happy day! It took like four hours but it was so worth it! Our new apartment is SO nice! I feel a little spoiled. The apts are night and day. We haven't got to see many people this week because of moving!

Saturday we had a baptism!!! Pete Rossi got baptized! He is so awesome and SO ready! We got there early to fill up the font. And then 5 minutes til 9am (when it was supposed to start) we realized the person who we asked to play the piano was not there! So we called her and she couldn't make it and she felt SO bad. We totally should have texted her to remind her the day before but we were just so busy with moving. But it was fine because Sister Jones can play, thankfully! We just had to switch the songs around. I ended up leading the music...baha bad idea cause I cannot lead to save my life but I faked it. The spirit was so strong and Pete was SO happy! I can't believe I had my first baptism within my first 6 weeks! We just need to work on his parents! yay! We then went to chick-fil-a for lunch because our stake correlation guy gave everyone in our district $50 gift card to there. HALLELUJAH. We then with Sister Oldham and Sister Devlin went to clean our old apartment. OH MY GOODNESS. I think we were there for over 4 hours. We had to clean everything and it was the grossest thing of my life. I can't believe I lived there because it is just nasty. The missionaries destroyed it. We then got to see Mike Gonzales, a less-active. We brought our ward mission leader and his wife. It went well! They talked too long...but they connected well and he was at church the next day! So awesome! He has a car collection, haha so funny. There is something missing in his life and we can't figure it out.

Sunday was a long day but we didn't have ward council!! YAY! It was a wonderful Christmas Sunday. Pete got confirmed and sustained a priest today! Very exciting! I taught gospel principles about tithing. I was worried I wasn't going to be able to take up all the time but it went well. People are giving us so many gifts this Christmas! I was not expecting it! Members are so nice! We then went to say goodbye to Cheyenne and she had a nonmember friend over so we shared A Savior is born! The DeBenckendorff's texted us saying they had an open house today. But we were not sure if it started or ended at 7 and they didn't reply when we asked so we showed up at 7:15! I'm so glad we did because I guess no one showed up to their party and they were super bummed! I love them so much! We shared a message and their daughter Megan listened in! She is not religious at all but is starting to listen to us! Her heart is being softened! I really love her a lot! Her two kids are so sweet! She is just here for 2 months. Her husband is away in the army. I got her son to walk! I guess he has never taken steps but he did for me! They were so happy about it! They are really starting to open up and they are one of my favorite families! She later texted us thanking us for coming over cause we really cheered them up! They also won't be having any Christmas gifts cause her work isn't going well. She is a single mom. But she is so thankful her family can be all together! She has such a great attitude and this is what Christmas is really all about! Family and centering it on Christ!

I hope you all have the best Christmas! This Christmas for me has been so good but so different! It has been amazing being a missionary this season time! It really makes me think about Christ and has given me a whole new perspective. Serving full time really is the best thing I could be doing right now! I am so glad I am here in Arizona! I am so happy to be a missionary! 

The Savior is born so that he could give us the greatest gift! THE ATONEMENT! He truly did atone for all of our sins and I am so grateful for that! I love my Savior and that through Him I can be made whole.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

I love you all SO much!

Merry Christmas <3

Sister Fisher


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