MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Hello all! Merry Christmas to you! I hope everyone has a magical Christmas and remembers Jesus Christ, the greatest gift of all! I love being a missionary, especially during this happy time of year!

This week we focused on service and doing lots of Christmas caroling! It was super cool because the church partnered with Carrefour, a big kind of Target like store here- We were able to go in the store as a district and sing Christmas hymns to all the customers. It was super fun!

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The district at Mr. Steak for Christmas lunch

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My new companion, Elder Councill, and Jepson, a member from Nantou who goes to school in YuanLin

We’ve just been focused on strengthening the ward and meeting the members this week. I love YuanLin! I am so happy to be able to be serving The Lord during this Christmas season. Being a missionary is awesome! It will be fun to see and talk to my family next week on Skype! See y’all then! Have a very merry Christmas! Here is a great scripture for Christmas!

Alma 7: 9-12

9 But behold, the Spirit hath said this much unto me, saying: Cry unto this people, saying—Repent ye, and prepare the way of the Lord, and walk in his paths, which are straight; for behold, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and the Son of God cometh upon the face of the earth.

10 And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.

11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

I am so grateful for Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice. What a blessing!

Love,

Elder Stroud

 

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