Have I told you all about la familia Mendez yet? La mamá, Alejandra, was a referral from a member here in the ward. We went to visit her, and she was very receptive, but she told us that she wanted to learn more before we taught her family too. That was a few weeks ago. For a while we struggled to get lessons or to get her to church. But then, last week, her entire family came to church!!!!! And they all liked it a lot. Alejandra invited us over to eat Tuesday, and then Thursday we had another lesson, but this time with the entire family. And they are golden!!!! Alejandra´s husband is named Oscar, he´s a math teacher :) They have three children, two young women and a baby named Mateo. Alejandra has already been teaching her daughters and husband everything that we had already taught her, and Oscar gave the prayer at the end of our lesson, and it was so beautiful. They are the best.
So, if you didn´t already know, this Sunday is Christmas! It is not every day that we get to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ by partaking of the sacrament and remembering His suffering and sacrifice for us. I hope it makes your Christmas even more wonderful and special this year.
I love this time of year. I love the lights and music and trees and presents and all our traditions, especially here in Mexico. But much much more than all that, I love my Savior. We don´t celebrate Christmas for the presents or the commercialism or even for the general spirit of love and giving. And we don´t celebrate it because a baby was born either. We celebrate Christmas for who that baby was and is, for what He did and does, and because God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son.
Ok, I don´t have any more time. Pero les deseo una feliz navidad. Les amo muchísimo.