It's sweater weather.
Officially the holiday celebrations, hot cocoa overdoses, clumpy sweaters, and pure joy is beginning to break forth. And also the colds, and flu, and weird illnesses. But let's talk about the goodness. So, we volunteer in a thrift store every week (Habitat for Humanity), and we just started breaking out all the Christmas merchandise: christmas trees, ornaments, weird/creepy decorations, you name it. GOLDMINE. I've refrained from purchasing the entire store, only because I am waiting to see where I will be for Christmas, because I doubt it will be here. Immediately when I get to my next area though, we're going shopping.
Happiness. But there is also the accompanying sickness that the cold brings... Our district meetings have become almost a sort of district hospital. Everyone comes in with their unusual symptoms, and we all prescribe different things, and nobody is really sure what's going on.
Don't worry, I'm still healthy. I refuse to be sick. It's not going to happen. #stayingalive
So, we have been teaching some more Liberians than usual. Like, almost everyone we are teaching is Liberian... And they are absolutely the best. And they have been coming to us!
I don't know what it is about them, they just love the gospel so much, and are so committed. Sometimes a little too committed, but you can never be too committed to the gospel, right? For example: we were teaching a guy about service, and he told us that he was going to quit his job, so he could do whatever he could to serve (clean, mow people's lawns, visit everyone, come teaching with us, help people move, make meals for people, etc.). Which was awesome! We just had to explain that he was able to do more service by keeping his job, so he could continue to support his children, and his family, and be stable himself. Then he can do all those other things, once he has his own family taken care of. So, things like that.
Anyway, the people that we are teaching are awesome. They love Christ, they love the gospel, and they are willing to do anything, seriously anything, to show Him how much they love Him. They are so prepared, and it has been such a blessing for me to be able to teach these people! A strong testimony of individuals focused on what matters most, and having the faith to move mountains.
PS an awesome member family from one of Elder Prestwich's previous areas came down and took us out to eat, so that was nice.