Monday, December 21, 2015

Emi's Forty-Sixth Email! December 21, 2015

"Another attribute described by Peter as being part of the divine nature is temperance. [A temperate person] is restrained in his emotions and verbal expressions. He does things in moderation and is not given to overindulgence. In a word, he has self-control. He is the master of his emotions, not the other way around. …"
Another one I'm working on

These weeks, just going going...we went to a few members this week. I love them all and am grateful. We still had street displays and worked but didn't find a tonne with more people falling through, just a trough we're going through. We did see Caul and Paroline.

Bishop's family had a Christmas Party they invited us to! I don't know if anyone has seen those hover board type things that you just stand on and make move, but I tried one of those at the party and fell. Good times.

We were suppose to be moving and have been living out of a flat that is all packed up, I won't go into details because it upsets me, but pray that this circumstance doesn't continue for Christmas! We might be moving today which is really inconvenient!

Oh, and apparently we are decorating for the mission Christmas Party!

We did have one appointment! This anonymous person is a bartender, loves coffee, is gay (not that that matters), was late to our appointment/had to leave early as well, and apparently lives in my old ward-Hyde not to return to Oldham for another month! 

The street display on Saturday was bonkers. There were festivities put on by the town, which is good for the hustle, bustle and energy, but then half-way through, a Born-Again Christian sets up a massive speaker next to us and starts rapping about having "J-j-j-j-Jesus in my life" to the tune of popular rap songs. The Spirit wasn't so strong, but we were able to talk to a lot more people. Either way, it was hilarious. We meet so many different kinds of people...

I woke up at 4AM today with Sister Ntambwe singing happy birthday to me and then in one of her native languages, how sweet?! Haha, she's the best.

This special season is soooo humbling to think of the Saviour and what is possible through Him. Which is all things. Just imagining a world without Him, leads us further and further away from God and happiness. But He is here, He lives with God and so can we.

Top 10
10) Made loads of Christmas cards (look out for them)
9) 2 years of being a member much has happened since
8) Saturday St Display
7) Bishop's Christmas party
6) Game night!
5) Caroling at a hospital with YSA missionaries!
4) 4 days til Christmas!
3) Winter solstice today, meaning tomorrow the days will be longer! (Dark at 4 in case you were wondering)
2) Ward Christmas Party (Bishop makes one swoll elf)
1) I'm not too bothered about my birthday with it being so close to Christmas, but everyone in this ward has been sooooo kind in cards and wishes and presents. Very undeserved, but very grateful. Oldham Ward is a very special place, I cherish these 7 1/2 months here.

I completed my reading goals for the year finally finishing Doctrine and Covenants

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes and have a Happy Christmas!
Happy birthday on Boxing Day Linds Heap

-Sister Doncheva

 I think I'm so funny

Thanks Santa!

 Singing at the hospital (E. Illori use to be a model if you can't tell)

Haha, Bishop

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