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