Elder Josh Garff

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Best Christmas Ever

All of the "Old Promotion"
Merry Christmas Everyone! 

Josh and his "son", Elder Davis!
I hope that you all had a great Christmas and that you enjoyed the snow! I liked having a warm Christmas so it was great here :) 
The best parts included Skyping with my family, the first time I have ever done a 4 way Skype! It was great to see my sister who is in Bolivia and to see my family who is doing great! My brother JJ still has a ways to go with his muscles, but he is getting there ;) 
Congrats Jimmy! And a big thanks to Manea (far left) our member integrator! 
The other best part was that we had a baptism! His name is Jimmy Dexter, and we met him 3 weeks ago. We fixed his baptism on the first lesson, and ever since we explained the Plan of Salvation (his girlfriend recently died) he has wanted to be baptized, so he can see his future wife again! He was a miracle, and now, he is asking us to do lessons with all of his kids! A great miracle that came from God, and the second great one was Manea, who came with us to all of the lessons! He is a great member integrator! And without him, it would have been impossible to accomplish this baptism! 

In all, this week was a crazy week with a lot of exciting news! The best parts though, without a doubt, were the Skype and the baptism!

Funny Moment: Because we are Elders, we can't cook very well, but we tried our own Christmas feast! It wasn't the best, but it is the effort that counts right?
​The Christmas Feast. Headed by THE Elder Murdock 
Culture Shock: Instead of snow, there is constant rain. I don't know your preference, but I love the rain :) 

​How can you tell when there is a missionary reunion? You see an army of Toyotas.
Spiritual Thought: This week I want to focus on gratitude for the Savior and the love He has and gives to us. Christmas is really revolved around Christ, who is Love! Christmas is a time of year to focus on love, which we do by giving, not receiving. Which we do by listening, not talking. Which we do by caring, not ignoring. We all have opportunities throughout the year to keep the Spirit of Christmas in our hearts. So, continue to focus on the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Love, every day of the year (not just December 25th)!
Love you all! 

Elder Garff
Oh Christmas Tree

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