Guess what?! It's snowing here in Georgia!!! Well, not at this very second, but still, haha! Yesterday morning, Sister Fine and I were walking out of the house on our way to church, and we both thought it was raining at first, but then we realized there were little snow flurries! It was so pretty! Sister Fine was laughing at how excited I was, haha! It snowed a little bit this morning, too--there was snow on our car when we came out this morning! And it is cooold!!! Brrr!!! I definitely did not think "cold" when I read my mission call, baha!
So Natalie's parents said "no" to her getting baptized, but Sister Fine and I still have a good feeling that things will work out! Natalie's dad came to church with her yesterday! He's a really nice guy, and we ended up talking with him in between Sacrament Meeting and Relief Society. He wants to know what Natalie sees in the Church, and he's really open-minded. He's already read all of 1 Nephi! He and Natalie are taking us out to lunch on Thursday--Sister Fine and I get to pick where we're going to eat...we're so indecisive, haha!
I think I've told y'all about Dave before...he's been taking the lessons since before I got here, and he's coming along slowly. We usually see him Wednesday nights, and last Wednesday, we went with a member, Brother Plauche. We started teaching Dave about prophets, but then we started talking about the priesthood. Brother Plauche was really helpful--he ended up doing most of the talking that night! At the end of the lesson, Dave asked Brother Plauche for a blessing on his home! The Spirit was so strong during the blessing. Dave said he could feel it, too--he said it was "peaceful." It's been really neat to watch Dave progressing!
Sister Fine and I got to go to a Christmas program at a Baptist church last week. JoAnn, one of our investigators, had invited us to go with her. It was a lot of fun! They had a live nativity, and I got to pet a donkey, a calf, and some goats! Inside the church building, they had a bunch of booths set up to make it seem as though you were in Bethlehem around the time that Christ was born. They also had a music program with a choir and an orchestra, and the preacher got up and did an altar call--it was interesting, but it was really fun!
How are y'all doing?! Thank you so much for the packages! Mama, did you make the cookies? They were so yummy! I love everything! Don't worry, I'm saving the wrapped stuff for Christmas Day! :) I'll be talking to y'all on the phone in 12 days!!!!! I'm sooooo excited!!! Are you doing anything special for Christmas? I miss you sooo much, but I know this is where I'm supposed to be right now! I love being a missionary!!! The Church is true, yay!!!