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Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas Everybody! 

First off I would like to start with a pretty funny story that happened last week and I forgot to tell you all about it! So picture this... 3 missionaries get out of an appointment, they have 20 minutes until their next appointment but a 35 minute drive to that very appointment. So they run to the car, front door opens and closes, the driver sits down and starts the car, as he is buckling his seat belt the passenger door opens and closes, one of his companions sits beside him and begins to buckle. The driver and the passenger both hear the back door open, then close. Both missionaries in the front seat assume their third companion is in the back seat and so the driver puts it in gear, pulls forward, turns the car around and leaves the home quickly to get off the muddy road and onto the pavement towards town to get to the next appointment as quickly as possible. 

The Elder in the driver seat says, "Well Elders how do you feel that lesson went?" The missionary in the front seat begins to share his feelings on the lesson when the blue tooth phone begins to ring and an unknown number appears on the screen. The driver answers the phone by pushing a button on his steering wheel and says, "Hello this is Elder Organ" ...the voice on the other end of the line says, "You left your missionary!!" The Elders in the car: "What!?"  Voice: "You left your companion here at the house!"  HAHAHAHA!!! Elder Wyatt and I just busted out laughing as we turned and saw that yes indeed Elder Doyle was not in the back seat! He had opened his door and tossed his backpack in but had not gotten into the car due to the fact that he thought I would need a backer. It was pretty funny, we all laugh about it often but now each time we get in the car we do role call... no joke! Haha!
      This week has been a busy one but another great one! We were extremely busy this week with a lot of meetings. Tuesday evening we had a Zone dinner with our Stake President and then a few of us had a meeting with him following the dinner and devotional they do for all of us. Then Wednesday early morning we drove to Helena for Mission Leadership Council which was an all day meeting, drove home, turned around and drove back out to Cascade for a lesson, got home and went to bed. Got up super early Thursday morning and drove with our whole Zone back down to Helena in the snow to get to the Christmas Zone Conference. The Christmas Zone Conference was amazing, we had a ton of fun, many laughs, great activities, life changing talks and the Spirit was so strong, it was a great Christmas present from the mission. 

There we got letters from home in a Christmas gift bag. Thank you to all my dear family who all wrote heart felt letters back in October and they got to me as a Christmas gift. Thank you, I love you all.
Friday-Sunday was catch up on visiting people and lessons. We are working with some great people! Cameron P- an investigator who is 10 years old we have been teaching is getting baptized this Saturday night and we are super excited for him. He and his parents are awesome people and they are a blast to teach. Another great guy we teach a lot is Casey L- and he is an amazing man who has a sincere desire to follow his Savior Jesus Christ and he is looking to be baptized in January or February sometime. So the work is really progressing in both units we cover here and we have a vision for the units and our Zone, I am super excited about it!
Luke Chapter 2:8-14 talks about the humble shepherds abiding in their fields by night and the angel appearing to them, telling them about the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ and then in verse 15 & 16 it says the Shepherds went straightway and they went with haste. My dear brothers and sisters it is my hope and prayer we can all go with haste unto Christ the Lord, learn of him, gain a testimony of him and his gospel then go again with haste to rescue those who are in need of the gospel! I love being a missionary, I love being able to bring people "good tidings of great joy". I know Jesus Christ was born there in Bethlehem in very humble circumstances, that he grew in body and in spirit and went about fulfilling the very thing he was sent here to do. I know Christ is our Savior and I know as we come unto him then we will know true peace. 

I love each of you so much and pray for all of you! 

I wish you all a Merry CHRISTmas!

Love, Elder Organ

P.S. Here are some random pictures of my companions Elder Wyatt and Elder Doyle and myself. As well as some pics with Santa and his elves who showed up at Christmas Zone Conference... Santa and the Elves are the 3 Assistants to the President haha!

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