WOW the year is almost over already and it is almost 2017! When did that happen?
I just want to express my gratitude! This year has been massive for me. So many things have happened. I started this year working at a western wear store in my hometown, Boerne, Texas. Now I’m working as a full time missionary in Scotland! And, wow, has it been an amazing adventure! I love it! And next year may be pretty much that but backwards, haha! It has been such a blessing to be the Lord’s hands here to help people to feel His love and to be able to learn and grow myself. It has been such a blessing to be here with the people I am with, even though I do miss my friends and family at home. It has been a wonderful year. I don’t think I could have asked for better.
This week was CHRISTMAS!!!
On Tuesday, we went to Edinburgh to be with all the missionaries and had a Christmas party/fireside complete with the movie Brave and an indoor snowball fight (yes, family, like the ones we have at grandma’s house). It was be-awesome! (If you don’t know that is a reference from Bolt which we also watched on Christmas Day.) On the way home, we got in some traffic. It was so bad, I literally just put the car in park for a whole hour (there was an accident). Then the rest of the week was slow. We did the same as usual, taught Nicoletta, the Ewarts, and Eamonn. Christmas Eve we were at the Church for a Christmas Carol Service. And then for Christmas, we woke up and opened all of our goodies, which included a toothbrush that is a lightsaber and it glows and makes lightsaber noises. It’s awesome. We watched Bugs Life and went to Church! Church on Christmas was FUN!! Later we went to the Farquhurs for a Christmas feast and it was really fun! We got to Skype home and it was wonderful to see my family!
It was a GREAT week!