Happy new year everyone!
My new year was great! We had a BBQ and a couple missionaries over. We couldn't leave the house for two days but we still had a great time! New years here is cool! everyone has huge fire works and lights huge fires everywhere! They all have these paper mache people they make and then they burn them on new years. Its like ending their old life and starting a new one.
I actually like the tradition a lot! I think we should all be striving to be better people all the time, every year. Make goals and follow them, we always tell our investigators that without goals you cant progress. We should always be setting goals to become closer to Christ.
Make a goal to read your scriptures more often, go to church, share the gospel, have more charity, we all have room to improve in our lives, we can always become more Christlike.
This Sunday we had the baptism of Julissa Castillo. She is a nine year old girl, but her and her family are amazing people. Me and my companion elder Badger have really grown to love and care for their family. We have the goal to get them to the temple in a couple months to get sealed as a family.
On Friday we spent a little time with their family to celebrate Fernando's 13th birthday, we bought him a little cake, and sang to him. To us it was just a little bit of our time and 5 dollars but to him it was a great birthday. They are a very poor family that don't have the money to go buy presents or cakes or even food sometimes. There are a lot of families in need all around the world, in the united states also. there are always people that could use a little help, support, or even just a friend. President Monson said last year what he wanted for his birthday was for all the members of the church to go do something nice for someone else.
I think this is what Christ would want also, let us go out and do something nice for someone else.
I love you all and i miss you!
Elder Jase Warner