Monday, November 28, 2016


Hola, amigos!

Hermana Kiser and I were both sick this week, so that wasn't fun, but we didn't let it stop us! We had a great week and a great Thanksgiving!

Albert and Carolyn at the grocery store

This week we were handing out cards (about Christmas!) in a Mexican grocery store parking lot and we ran into one of our recent coverts, Albert. We, half joking, asked him if he wanted to hand out cards with us. He handed out more cards than we did because he literally chased people down he was so excited. The next day he texted us and asked us what time we were going to hand out cards because he thought it was so fun! So, if you are in need of some fun this week, go street contacting with the missionaries!

Our awesome investigator, Carol, went to visit her daughter in Oklahoma for Thanksgiving. She lives in a town around three hours from where I live, but my parents drove up to meet her! They loved her and I am so happy they got to meet her. She is getting baptized on Saturday and we cannot wait!!!

Mom and Dad with Carol

One of my favorite parts of the week was black Friday! Not for the shopping, but because we got to help a member decorate her house for Christmas! It got me really in the Christmas spirit! (As if I wasn't already)
We ate Thanksgiving dinner with Ivan and his family

Yesterday we were asked to speak at a youth fireside about preparing to serve a mission. So, I gave a whole talk in Spanish and it went well! Everyone always asks us how we know Spanish and I always say "Dios nos ayuda!" (God helps us!) Honestly, that is the only reason I am able to communicate with people. I know that He really does qualify the called.

This week we started contacting using the Christmas initiative. We know Christ is the reason we celebrate Christmas, but what kind of things do you think Christ would want us to do to celebrate? Christ would want us to do what He did, He would want us to help others. We need to serve others and treat them with Christlike love. I would encourage everyone to watch the awesome video below about Christ's life and how we can make Christmas more about Him! (It's only three minutes long... 😉) Also on is an advent calendar that gives service ideas for every day in December.

Here is an example of ideas for December 1st:

Thursday, December 1st

Jesus Lifted Others' Burdens and So Can You
Pray and ask Heavenly Father to make you more aware of those around you that need help carrying their burdens
Volunteer to help a friend move
Read Matthew 11: 28-30 and then discuss with others how the Savior can help us through life's most difficult challenges
Snowing outside? Lift up your shovel to clear an elderly neighbor's driveway
Share an experience on social media when prayer helped you carry a burden
Do you know a caregiver for an elderly or disabled adult? Take some time to visit the caregiver. Ask if there are any errands you can run for him or her.
Students: offer to carry someone's backpacks for him or her. Try and think of someone who could really use some kindness.

I am going to do these things every day and I will keep you updated on how we do :) I would encourage you all to follow the link and #LIGHTtheWORLD this Christmas!

I love you all!


Hermana Bettridge

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