This is our first December in West Virginia and so far we have had warm, sunny days and cold, icy days. We still don’t know what to expect from the weather out here. I guess we’ll just enjoy what we get.
The Wheeling Ward had it’s Christmas party this week and it was a great success. We, as missionaries love these ward activities because we get to invite all the less-actives and non-members we know to them and some actually come. Sister Carman, our RS president did a great job turning our chapel/cultural hall into a Winter Wonderland. The ward supplied the ham and everyone brought side dishes to go with it.
We had over 100 people there, including several less-actives and three non-members. We had a program afterwards of musical numbers and readings put on by various ward members. I got to accompany Al while he sang “Oh Holy Night” and the mob choir while they sang “Silent Night” which Rod was a part of. We have some very talented people in this ward and everyone had a great time. The Primary kids had an activity before the rest of the ward got there about gifts and what the true meaning of Christmas is. We hear it was great too.
Christmas time is a good time to be a missionary. People are more turned to the Savior and a little more willing to talk religion. We challenge everyone to talk more to their non-member friends and neighbors and share the good news of the gospel.