Well, it doesn't feel like Christmas without snow but it's all good! The ward has been awesome and we have seen a ton of blessings from this Christmas season. Had a ton of miracles this past week. First, one of our investigators, who has been taught for a looong time, accepted a baptismal date for Jan. 24th!! So cool. Second, we met with one of our new investigators that we had found on Hollywood blvd and she also accepted a baptismal date for the 24th! Third, we got a call from the temple visitors center and it was the sister missionaries and they said that they had a man come in and they taught him the restoration and he accepted a baptismal date for Jan 17th and he lives in our area and he came to church with us just this Sunday!! And finally fourth, our investigator who is living with her member boyfriend, got married Sunday night at the church by our bishop! We got to go and they asked me to speak..!! I was so nervous but I talked about how I was able to tell that my parents loved each other even when I was little. The spirit was very strong throughout the whole wedding! She is getting baptized on Jan. 3rd! So happy for them. We have been very busy going between teaching visits and it has been so cool to see the blessings from following promptings. Even just deciding to take a right or left and an intersection and talking to someone who is ready to hear our message.
I'm so excited for Christmas and getting to call home! It's definitely a different experience being a missionary during Christmas. Definitely have been able to focus on the true meaning this year! Loving the mission and hope you all have a great Christmas!
ST- Strive to not only learn about our Savior, but learn to know Him.
Love Elder Bennett