|Christian's baptism from Jakarta Selatan|
|Flooding in Jakarta. It's the rainy season!|
|Ingrown toenail surgery. Ouch!|
I went to a hospital and had my ingrown toenail removed. That was pretty fun. Picture attached below in the doc's office.
Aleks came back from a vacation to Bali and told us his mother gave him permission to get baptized! Yay! We're on schedule for the 11th of January, so here's praying that it all works out OK. Other than Aleks, a lot of our investigators returned to their hometowns for Christmas and New Years, so we're waiting for them to come back.
"The Gospel of Jesus Christ opens the path to what we may become. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and His grave, our failures to live the celestial law perfectly and consistently in mortality can be erased and we are enabled to develop a Christlike character." - Elder Christofferson.
The birth of Christ was a miracle. His life was a miracle. And His death along with His resurrection were miracles. And because of Him, our lives can be a miracle. We've been watching "He is the Gift" with investigators and while we proselyte and I really enjoy the invitation at the end to "Embrace the Gift." Each of us decides whether or not to receive it and to be changed by it. The choice is ours.
Hope everybody had a great Christmas and a great new year this coming week!
Pictures from Christmas Day at the Mission Home, courtesy of Elder and Sister Lucherini and Elder Jones.
|Cookies courtesy of Elder and Sister Fryer|
|Playing the card game, "Presidents"|
|Not sure what they're doing in this pose. Hot chocolate??|