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December 2014

December 1, 2014

This last week was good, had a lot of fun!  We were able to visit a lot of people this week.  I was worried we wouldn't be able to since it was Thanksgiving and a lot of people go out of town.  But it all worked out.  The "He is the Gift" video that the church has put out has helped quite a bit!  Been able to talk to a few people because of it.  I low it is going to be super effective this holiday season. Well just know that I'm still alive and I haven't got E Bola yet!

December 7, 2014

So how are things going this week?  Thanks for raising me the way you guys did.  Both you and dad taught me to have fun and work hard.  
Oh and I didn't get transferred.  But we are going to cover two wards again, which will be good.  We will cover 10th and 22nd again so I already know all of the people from both!  Things are going pretty good I guess.  Still doing the same thing really.  Pray for us to find someone or whole family who we can teach the lessons to and baptize.  

December 16, 2014

We have been super busy covering two wards!  We met a Nazarene lady who has been an organist for her church for like 60 years!  It is crazy, she even invited us to go back to her house to hear her play on her nice piano.  But we have managed to stay busy 24/7, which is nice!  We did have a Zone Conference today which was really good.  There was a white elephant gift game and I ended up with a $5 card to McDonald's.  I'm happy with that!  We sang a lot of Christmas songs, and even watched Mr. Krugers Christmas.  Its a good old movie!
So make sure you save the Nampa, Idaho mission card.  I hope you like it and you can finally see that we all look like winners haha jk!

 December 22, 2014
Merry Christmas!
In 10th ward we have someone who has been investigating the church for 9 years now.   We did something scary and got down on our knees and asked him to pray for the truthfulness.  We were teaching him before we split our area a few months ago, so I already knew him.  
Besides that, it has rained a lot up here!
Have a Merry Christmas and read Luke 2.  How great of a blessing the birth of Christ was.  And what makes it so special was how humble the circumstances were.  He was born in a manger of all places.  
Elder Eliason in his Christmas Jammies!

Family Picture Christmas 2014

December 28, 2014

I hope you as well as everyone else enjoyed our little Skype session we had on Christmas. I thought that it was pretty good!  Hopefully your Christmas was all that an a bag of chips!  This past week was really slow considering it was Christmas week.  A lot of people were busy and out of town, but I guess it still turned out alright!
Not to put a damper on things, but I won't write you again until next year! haha!  But really you'll have to wait until 2015...We are always trying our hardest to be as effective as we can, so keep us in your prayers that our hard work can pay off!  It has been a little bit since we have seen someone progress a lot, and we want something to happen!

So a cool little thought:  Read Exodus 20:25
The altar is supposed to be made of natural rock, not changed by tools or anything.  The altar back then was a place of worship, where a sacrifice would be given.  Likewise, our church is the altar, where we worship.  And what is the church built of?  Is it built of people who are EXACTLY the same?  No, it is not.  Each one of us is unique in our own little way.  And that is how it should be.  The church and gospel shouldn't change us into someone we aren't.  But it is here to make our strengths stronger and our weaknesses into strengths.  So we do change that way.  But we still need to act as our individual selves.  For example, being missionaries, I can connect with people my companion can't, and vise versa.  Moral of the story, be yourself.  But always strive to become a better you!

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