Hey guess what guys!!!!
S GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!! Pretty much it was the greatest thing of my life. It was SO good to see him so happy and ready to take this step. The ward was there supporting him the whole way. I had to give a talk... That was stressful, because well.. I forgot. And it was in Dutch. But the spirit was totally there guiding me the whole way. And The most important thing was that Sana was feeling the spirit. I am so happy for him!
I'll be totally honest I don't have a whole lot to say today since our whole week was focused on getting every last minute thing together for the baptism. We have spent a TON of time contacting people, just on the street or langs the door... wow uh. along the door? anyway. We have a district goal of 3000 this transfer, and we are truly seeing miracles there! I am getting excited about contacting for the first time in my life, no matter how many "not interested's I have to go through to get a yes. Finally.
We went ice skating today! It was SO fun! They have an outdoor rink set up in the middle of the centrum, and it was pretty cheap so we decided to do that today. Our district bailed on us, so Zr Aston and I had our own date. There was also a Christmas Concert yesterday night, with some crazy famous Russian people... We as missionaries had to sing a song, so that was interesting. But fun none the less. T came and loved it! So that was really great to see.
Sorry it's short, but uh... I'll be talking to you in a few days so.. I don't feel that bad. :) Not a lot happened anyway. I love you all so very much! Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! And remember who it is all about this year.
Liefs, Z Packer
I HAVE SISTERS!!!!!!!!
I have never been so excited in my life! I am so glad to hear everyone traveled safely and that the girls are getting settled in! GOD IS GOOD!
In other news. This week has been super random! It was Christmas and that was pretty amazing! I loved getting to talk you my family! I miss you guys, so it was good to see your smiling faces. For Christmas Eve! We got invited to Family S's house. They invited a few inactives and we just had kind of a party. Ate amazing food, played some cool Dutch games, and just had a really good evening. S came, and we are pretty sure he liked it....
Christmas we went to a service at our church. Just a short one and it was really sweet. Zr Aston and I had to sing something, and hadn't picked the song till that morning. So that was kind of embarrassing, but what can you do? Afterward we got Chinese food. Why? Because we wanted to be like on a Christmas Story. I needed my Chinese. and it was SO good. They even gave us a free calendar with it. And then we spent our afternoon with the women in the uh... zorg... Old folks home? anyway. We were there, and my favorite lady of all time - Zr. A LOVED our visit. We chatted away and she is just the sweetest. We are so glad we decided to go because she actually hadn't had any visitors the whole day! It was so worth it. And then of course we made our American Dinner at the A's. I love them so much! We are just like family and I couldn't ask for anything more.
Here, they have 2 Christmases... So we got to celebrate again! We had lunch at family D's and played some games there with them as well. They are a wonderful family.
Other than that we didn't do a whole lot this week. See, on Christmas people don't want you knocking on their door when they are having family time.. So we avoided that and talked to the loners on the street in our down time. Actually everything this weekend went wrong so we have had to talk to a few people outside. But that is ok. We need investigators pretty bad!
Ik hou van Jullie!!!!!!
Liefs, Z Packer
Oh, And congrats to Miss Kelli on getting married!
Also, I'd send pictures, but something is going on with my card reader, so I'll get that fixed by next week. Sorry!