Sunday, February 26, 2017

Our car got run over by a reindeer...

Dec. 26, 2016

Yup. We hit a deer last night and our car is toast. But we are all completely and absolutely fine! We were driving to the church to Skype our family and were very close to the church, so that was a blessing. Sister Swanson was driving and she handled it very well. She just calmly pulled off the road. A man who saw it happen came and helped us push it further off the road. We just got word that we will be getting a new car tomorrow. It is one that the mission was going to sell, but now we get it! Haha. In all seriousness though, I am so sure that we were protected by angels last night. Sister Jensen said she saw the deer hit the windshield and roll off the back of the car, but the only thing that was damaged was the hood (which was totaled). Sister Swanson could have slammed on the brakes or swerved into oncoming traffic or the trees, but she didn't. And we still had plenty of time to talk to our families. Isn't that amazing? God watches over us!

Anyway, this week was pretty amazing. We had our first lesson with Nicole on Wednesday and it was awesome. Sister Cook was there and she helped us teach and shared her testimony. Nicole has been reading the Book of Mormon every day and she brought her whole family to church yesterday. We met several cool people this week who we think may be interested in learning more about the church. We performed a Christmas program at a nursing home on Christmas Eve and they loved it. It was so fun! We had Christmas Eve dinner with the Turnbows, Christmas breakfast with the Cooks, and Christmas dinner with the Sampsons. It was so much fun! We received a lot of presents from members as well. Christmas is my favorite holiday!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I miss you all, but remembering Jesus Christ, which is the true meaning of Christmas, is what brings the true spirit of Christmas. It is what brings the joy and happiness that we feel at Christmas time.

Farewell, and happy New Year! 🎉

Christmas with Turnbows

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