Monday, December 8, 2014


"Christmas is time of reflection on what we can become because of God’s sacred gift. As we discover the gift, we learn of the immeasurable love of God and our absolute need for Savior. As we embrace the gift, we strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ and our desire to become more like Him. As we share the gift, we follow in the Master’s footsteps,who invited all to hear His message." -Elder Russell M. Nelson 
This paragraph has had such an impact on me this week. I love the idea of reaching our potential because of our Savior! I encourage you all to take the time to reflect and write down who you can become because of our savior. 

This week has been a blessing as always, but these weeks are going so fast that I hardly remember what has happened. It is transfers week so I am nervous about that. I hope that Sister Burningham and I stay together through Christmas. We know though that we most likely not stay together till we come home because it wouldn't make sense for them to double us out, after we were just doubled in. Which makes us nervous to find out about transfers this week as well. Who knows what will happen. So unpredictable!! 

This past week we had MLC (mission leadership Council) basically a big long meeting for the leadership. It is really good though, and powerful and spiritual! We talked about faith and "He is the Gift" Then they feed us really good food. They had us take pictures of how we are going to #sharethegift this year. Hopefully you get to see the pictures on the Daines Social Media. Ours says " 

We will #sharethegift, because He is the gift."
We also were able to have dinner with a part member family. We are teaching the wife. but she wanted us to help decorate her Christmas Tree. It was fun. She told us that there couldnt be a single branch without an ornament. It was quite the challenge to find room to put more things but we did.. 

 Yesterday, was such a great church meeting! The spirit was so strong throughout the day!! I love it!! We also were informed that We (sister Burningham and I) were singing o come all ye faithful. On the 21st in sacrament meeting. We looked at each other and were like "Uh we dont sing!" They told us that wasnt a good excuse and that they look forward to hearing us. So this will be interesting... 

Oh so we had a sad day this week. We had a lady, we call "The Lady" who is a born again Christian. She tried to "save" us. It was really quite the experience. She wouldnt let us talk and every time we would try she would cut us off and just go on and on telling us what we believe and how we were wrong but she was right and she even pulled the " I am doing this, because I love you and I care for you. You need to read the scriptures and pray about it so that you know the truth. i'm not being mean (she was) I just want you to know." It was quite rough. but dont worry, It was one of those experiences where you are all fired up about what you believe and it just confirmed everything we know to be true!! We also made it better by getting "Graters" Ice Cream. Which is really really good ice cream!! :) 

Well I guess that is about all for this week!! Love you all, have a great week!! I will let you know what happens with transfers next week!! Oh also, OSU is in the top 4. Its a big deal!! Go Buckeyes! 

Sister Zwahlen

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