Letter from 12-16-14
Elder Rubio and I enjoying some Christmas packages.
Oh little town of Missionary Apartment
so first off, i just wanted to start with a little piece about my mother. i'm quite positive i have the most excited mother on the face of the whole planet, who has about the most excitement i think i've ever seen for her child on a mission. so at our christmas conference this past wednesday, we walked into the gym of the chapel that we were at, and there were tables set up, and next to each place there was a little ornament that showed the nativity. one of the senior missionaries told the whole mission to be quiet, and said, Elder Wardell! where is Elder Wardell. stand up elder Wardell!
Everyone look at the ornaments on your table, Elder Wardell's mom was so kind as to make all these ornaments so everyone give elder Wardell a big round of applause! haha i don't think i've ever been so red faced in my life! haha it was great though.
Well, this last week elder rubio and i got to make gingerbread houses! it was the first time for him, he had a blast! we also got to decorate our super duper charlie brown christmas tree. it's ok though we are on our mission so the mini tree is acceptable! haha
so somehting awesome this week, that happened, was that WE HAVE A BAPTISM THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!! her name is Nica, she has been coming to church for the past two years and was never able to be baptised because her parents would never sign off on it, but now she's old enough so she is getting baptised!!!!!!!!!!!!
it's so exciting, A common term amongst the missionaries, is the word throw down. There are many missionaries who like to "throw down" meaning to chastise, in a loving but blunt way. well, elder rubio and i discovered through our personal studies, that the lord is able to throw down as well, especialy when you read something in your personal studies that literally just open your eyes to changes that need to be made. it's ok though, this is the purpose of life!
Well, i love yall, can't wait to talk to you next week!
Note from Mom: We wanted a way to help our missionaries serving in the Great Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission. We sent these ornaments to the missionaries hoping they could use them to teach others about Our Savior Jesus Christ and his earthly mission. The birth of our Savior is a gift we can all be grateful for.
My new updated bike-- Genius idea from Elder Park