Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Please put a kopek in the kosak's hat!
This Christmas season, I have been thinking about what Christmas means to me. I realized that we don't just celebrate Christmas for the presents and family, and we don't just celebrate because Christ was born, but we celebrate because of what he was born to do. He was born to be out Savior, to live and to die so that we may live again- with Him. What an absolute miracle! I love the quote in Isaiah 9:6, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Councellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." I couldn't ask for a greater gift than that.
Last week we had a lesson with a member and her non-member husband. They have read the whole Book of Mormon together and he doesn't seem to have any objections to anything. We just need to get him to church and then we'll see what happens.
We've been teaching another girl for a while now. At first she didn't want to take a Book of Mormon, but she did and gave it back to us the next week. We gave it back to her the week after that, and now she's read three chapters and says that she knows it is the word of God! We're so happy!
I hope everyone has a warm and toasty Christmas!