Missouri, Independence Mission

Missouri, Independence Mission

Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 31-What a week!

Christmas sweaters from Mama Lyons, the member we live with.
Baptism of the year!

This week was absolutely insane and I loved every minute of it!:)  The biggest thing to happen this week was on Saturday!  We had 6 baptisms in the ward:)  There is a big extended family, that I was talking about last week, but 5 of the kids (some were siblings and some cousins) and one of their aunts got baptized:)  It was so amazing to be there with the whole family and to join them in this incredible experience!

It's kind of funny what happens on a mission, you think you are going to go and teach people about the gospel and change their lives;  which is true!  But what you don't realize is that your life will be changed by them.  They will remind you what's important in life, they will remind you of your testimony, they will remind you to remember Christ.

I have learned something from all of my investigators and especially this family!  I'm just so humbled and grateful to be a part of all of this.

We also had our ward Christmas party that was a huge deal!  I've never been to a ward party that big, we had almost 500 people there! 11 of our investigators came to join us and it was so awesome for them to get to know ward members and start to build relationships with them!

As we are coming up on Christmas this week I have been so humbled to realize how blessed I am, how blessed we all are.  I know people around this time are always reminding everyone to remember Christ around this time of year because he is the reason for the season, which is so important, remember him!:)  But I wanted to invite a little further, a little deeper.  I invite you all to evaluate this past year and look for what you did to be closer to the savior, though maybe going to church, scripture study, prayer, what did you do last year?  And then look forward to this next year.  Of course there are probably a million things we could do better, but pick just one of them and set a goal to really be better at it this year.  I know as we set goals with the Lord in prayer, he will help us to know what we can do to be better and he will help us to get there because he wants us with him!

I love you all and hope you all have a Merry Christmas! And fam, I'll “see” you soon:)

And as always, all is well and God is good:)

Love Hermana/Sister Courtney Baggett
In the church parking lot with our investigator Jhonny!

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