So I´ve heard some complaints that I haven´t given a lot of detail acerca de mi hija (about my daughter) (ie. Mom.. I never said I was an author, lol) So I´ll give you a little more details. She´s from USA, New Mexico. Hermana Bentley has a HUGE family. 6 brothers and 2 sisters! Her and I are quite alike in many ways. We´re both free spirits, hippies. We love dancing and love the same music. She also studied in BYU Provo for a year before she came out to the mission. She has a pure love for sharing the gospel and has no fear talking to everyone (or doesn´t show it). Her first day she asked me if it was ok to contact people on the buses, even though she didn´t understand them very well. I told her to go for it and we contacted everyone. I love that she doesn´t let her fear drive her. She´s going to be an amazing missionary. What am I saying! She´s already an amazing missionary!
What causes this emptiness?
I know that it´s the separation we feel from our Heavenly Father. How can you fill the emptiness? How can you feel closer to Heavenly Father? I know that nothing fills the emptiness quite like living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For those who aren´t members, I invite you to talk to the missionaries. What they share will change your life for the better. For those members: Do you feel this vacío (vacuum)? What is your attitude like when you go to church? Are you reading the Book of Mormon/Bible everyday? Are you praying everyday?
This week we had a Christmas activity in the Zone. We built candy houses and did a ¨White elephant¨gift exchange. It´s when you gift random things from the house, but you wrap it up so you can´t tell what it is. Then you put all the gifts in a pile and pick one out. It turned out really funny. One of the sisters received a gift of boxer shorts and dress socks. Hahaha!
After we went and ate at Jack´s (hamburger restaurant) with all the sisters.
I´m also really excited for the new Christmans video that was launched this week by the church. It´s call ¨ A Saviour is Born.¨ I love Christmas because it gives us time to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ and what it means for us.
Love you all lots! Until next week