This week has been CHRISTMAS SPIRIT OVERLOAD.
Even if I could tell you how much JAQUE and I are #lightinguptheworld you wouldn't believe it...
Here are some things that went down this week:
We had a DOUBLE-STAKE COMBINED CHRISTMAS RECITAL #ONSTEROIDS. There was an awesome primary choir, missionary choir, adult choir. Probably 700 people came. It was so awesome. Our zone had 2 choir practices this week. We sang a carol called "Hacia Belen Va Una Burra Rin Rin."
PS the best Christmas song ever is called "mi burrito sabanero". It plays all the time here. Definitely listen.
Also went to the Notary to be witnesses for Lendy and Alex's marriage. That was sweet. Alex was the alcoholic who never talked to us. Their wedding was awesome + the Area Seventy Elder Ardila happened to be there for his daughter's wedding, so he got to talk with our investigators. This all happened Thursday.
In Colombia, the 7th of December is a holiday called "Day of the Candles." At night at about 8:00, everyone puts candles out on their porches. You take a thick wax candle, light it, pour hot wax on the ground, and stick the candle on the wet wax so it stays put. You usually put a candle out for every family member. It's also to honor Virgin Maria. Anyway, after the wedding, we all cabbed back to their house and lit candles. Really memorable night. I loved it in Barbosa as well. It's so pretty seeing the candles lit everywhere.
On Friday, Alex, Lendy, and Samuel their kid all had their baptism.
Here are the programs decked out in APRYL STOTT. Our ward came through. We had a lot of people come and the Relief Society brought cake and sandwiches.
Investigators took a picture of us praying lol.
This is from watching the Christmas devotional with Julian and Daniel.
Alex Lendy and Samuel with family.
Pretty good week. There are 5 huge hospitals in my area so it's good for Christmas.
How are you guys? Hope all is good in the bay. Good luck with finals week.
Love you guys