Monday, December 28, 2015

WE are the symbols of our Christianity!

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and that you have a Happy New Year! I loved this last week so much because on Tuesday, our entire mission got together in Centerville, Ohio and had a WONDERFUL Christmas devotional! We started it off with a talent show, then had a christmas program — complete with musical numbers, and then we heard from President and Sister Porter, ending with Brother Paco (from President Porter's home ward). It was AMAZING! It was so incredibly fun being together with all of the missionaries... I feel like I learned so much!

My mom, me, grandma, and sister!!!

One of my favorite thoughts shared by President Porter was about why we don't use the cross as a symbol of our Christianity. People ask us about it all the time, and it's because WE are the symbols of our Christianity! It is the way we live, the way we present ourselves to the world. What we do to follow God's commandments, and what we do to serve others. What we do to be like Christ. Our ACTIONS make us Christians. When the gospel becomes infused into our very souls, then we are examples of Christ in the world. That is something that I want to strive for my entire life, to be an example of the believers.

Driving home from mission-wide Christmas Devotional in Centerville, Ohio

Wednesday we went on exchanges in Huntington, and I was with the lovely Sister Hamblin!!! It was POURING rain all day and we got absolutely soaked!!!! It was so fun though — haha!

Me and Sister Hamblin on exchanges - in the pouring rain!

Thursday was CHRISTMAS EVE and Sister Creager and I were invited to the Neeley home where we ate yummy fondue and sang together around the piano. I loved it.

Selfie with the Neeley family on Christmas Eve!

Then on Christmas Day I got to Skype with my family... and I loved it so much!!! Maybe I'm a tiny bit biased but I have the greatest family ever — It was really hard to say goodbye! Till May, mi familia...

After skyping, Sister Creager and I had Christmas dinner at the Tucker's, along with some of their extended family! It was a lot of fun.

We have "officially" been accepted as Hoosiers!!!
(Thanks Tucker Family for the cute shirts!)

Saturday we went to do some work in Fort Wayne and it poured!!! Literally. All. Day. Long... We ended up completely drenched by the time we were through!

Sunday, Sister Creager and I gave talks in Sacrament meeting, and then we taught Relief Society. That was fun!!! We also attempted to have a walking day (because we went over on miles) so some awesome members drove us to Bluffton and from there we proceeded on foot. It was windy, too, so my face was practically frozen by the end of that day:).

Selfie with Olaf

Anyways, it has been a very busy week and we have another crazy busy week ahead!

Hope you all have a grand new year!

Love, Sister Feil

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