Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Escuchad el Son Triunfal


December 21, 2015


What the Monday again? This week went by fast. Anywho, how's everyone
doing? This week we went on exchanges and I went over to Logan Square
one last time with Hermana Curapil. She's legit! We definitely had a
fun time. We ate some pretty gross Dominican food, but we don't need
to go into depth about that.

On Friday we went to the temple as a zone which was AMAZING. I love
the temple. After that we went to the mission home to have a meeting
which was also quite wonderful. One of the senior missionaries dressed
up as Santa which was absolutely hilarious. We also had a gift
exchange and usually people bring pretty funny gifts which was the
majority of what was brought. So I opened mine and it was a box for a
waffle maker and naturally I thought they just used the box as a
container for the actual gift but when I opened it there was a legit
waffle maker inside and I was quite surprised haha. Apparently an
elder found it thrift shopping and it works just fine so my companion
and I are pretty excited about that. We also had a testimony meeting
and President had me go last because this was my departing testimony
for my zone. I still kinda don't feel like it actually happened. It
was a very tender experience for me though to be able to reflect and
share how my testimony has grown throughout my mission.

The next day we were actually able to go to the temple again to see
Armando and Stephanie (Chicago 2nd) get SEALED! I'm so glad I was able
to be there for them. There were quite a few misioneras there to
support them as well so it was a nice reunion.

The ward Christmas party was on Saturday which was way fun! We had an
investigator family were teaching come and they brought their friends!
How cool is that? Some less actives we're working with also came and
Olimpia brought her family! And they all sat together! It was just a
beautiful sight. Our ward is hilarious and they most certainly know
how to have a good time. I'll try to remember to send pictures.

Well for pday we're going to visit some families from my first area
and I'm super excited to see them! All of the Hermanas are going to
meet up for lunch downtown as well so I'm definitely looking forward
to that!

It's crazy to think Christmas is coming up so quick! I'm so thankful
that I can spend it as a missionary. I hope you all have a merry
Christmas and take a little extra time to remember the Savior and
ponder on the blessings He has given you throughout this year. I love
my Savior, Jesus Christ and I know that He lives. I know He came to
earth to take a central role in our Heavenly Father's plan of
happiness. I know He loves each of us and knows us personally and
perfectly. I hope everyone has a great week! I love you :)

Keep smiling,

Hermana Knowles

130 Escuchad el son triunfal

1. Escuchad el son triunfal de la hueste celestial:
Paz y buena voluntad; salvación Dios os dará.
Cante hoy toda nación la angelical canción;
estas nuevas todos den: Nació Cristo en Belén.
Escuchad el son triunfal de la hueste celestial.

2. ¡Salve, Príncipe de Paz! Redención traído has,
luz y vida con virtud, en tus alas la salud.
De Tu trono has bajado y la muerte conquistado
para dar al ser mortal nacimiento celestial.
Escuchad el son triunfal de la hueste celestial.

Exchanges

Jenga with Blanca (it was a little too stressful for her
haha).

Zone temple trip

Armando and Stephanie

video
Ward Christmas Party

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