Oh my goodness, I don't know where to start! I guess I will start with Natalie! Remember her? She's been coming to church every Sunday pretty much since General Conference, and a few weeks ago, we started meeting with her for about 30 minutes each Sunday after church to teach her the lessons. She pretty much knows everything we've been teaching her--she could teach us the lessons! We ran into her right after Sacrament Meeting yesterday, and she was so excited...her dad wants to come to church with her next Sunday!!! Then, after church, we went over the Gospel of Jesus Christ with her. It was so funny--when I was going over the ABC's of repentance, I got to the letter "C" and Natalie said, "Confess." Sister Fine and I were like, "Have you heard this before?!" She pretty much taught us the rest of the letters, baha! Well...she's getting baptized!!!!! We've set the date for February 12, so that her parents have some time to warm up to it. She is sooooo excited! She truly is someone special--I remember when I first met her that day she came to watch Conference, and she kept saying, "I want it to be true." She just glows! Sister Fine and I are pretty sure this is our last transfer together, and Transfers are on January 12, so we're hoping that whoever is transferred will be able to get permission from President Satterfield to come back for her baptism. We'll see what happens!!! Thank y'all for keeping Natalie and her family in your prayers!!!
So two elders from our district (one was our district leader) and one of our zone leaders went home last Thursday. Sister Fine and I were sad allll day...half of our district is gone! We felt like our family was being split up! Our last District Meeting together was really special. We had a testimony meeting at the end of the meeting, and it was so amazing to hear all these missionaries bear their testimonies, especially the one's who were going home that week. Oh, and my training went pretty good! I was nervous, haha, and I felt like it was kinda jumbled together since I didn't have as much time to prepare for it as I would have liked, but it went well. I taught about how important it is that we pray and ask for the Spirit to be with us, and we talked about how we need to pray with faith.
Oh, I got a letter from Hermana Taets this week...she said that I'm sounding more and more like a country hick every time she hears from me. :) Well, shoot! What do y'all think?? haha, I don't think I have an accent, though...I guess we'll find out on Christmas Day. Speaking of which, do y'all realize there are 19 days till Christmas? :) :) :) I'm sooo excited for us to talk on the phone!!! Did you get to watch the Christmas Devotional last night? I loved it!!! I love Christmas!!! This is such a special time of year to think about the gift of our Savior!
How are y'all doing?! I sure love and miss you bunches!!! I'm doing good--trying to stay warm! :) We went out earlier this morning, and the thermometer in the car read 29 degrees outside...and Dad! The other day, I could see my breath in the car! Didn't that happen with you in Chicago?? haha, anywho...I love it here and I love being a missionary!!! I definitely miss y'all tons, but I know this is where I'm supposed to be right now!