Tuesday, October 7, 2014

December 23, 2013

Dear Family and Friends,
Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Such a great week this week!! Things have been super busy and super cold! Hah Super great. 

The power went out here in the internet place, and so I am trying to write as fast as possible to make up for lost time!

I made my goals for this oncoming year, and it has been SO great to do them!! One of my crazy ones is to read all the scriptures, the missionary library, and the Bible dictionary. It’s been great!! I’ve been reading 10-20 pages from the bible every day, and now I’m nearly done with Leviticus.
I also have a goal to read the Armenian Book of Mormon, the doctrine and covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. It has definitely kept me busy! I just have to read three pages every day to read them all in a year. I love doing these goals. I have a bunch of other goals, but it’ll take a while to write.

H (our investigator) is literally our shining star. It is so exciting because he is progressing so much! He is already in Mosiah, and he knows that the Book of Mormon is true!! Woohoo! We are so happy. We have been teaching him about baptism lately. He’s concerned because he thinks that he’s going to be condemned if he gets baptized again. He also has had a hard time with the thought of giving up wine, because he makes wine for a living. If we could get him to commit to be baptized, we know that he would go through with it. He keeps all of the commitments that we give to him. We have been bringing really strong and good members with us to our lessons, and it has made a huge difference. 

There was the biggest miracle that happened the other day too!! The Elders have been meeting with a lot of less-active members lately. Well there were these two brothers who had been baptized a couple years ago who fell away from the church. It was so great, because they were SO happy that the Elders had met with them. They knew the church was true and everything, but they had felt like the church had forgotten about them. On Sunday, one of them just came up, bore a solid testimony, and said that from then on, he would always come to church. Such a miracle!! SO amazing!!

Apparently there are these people here in Artashat that have three pet bears!! It was so crazy! We took some pictures. That picture is me with the baby bear. Probably the closest I'll ever get to a baby bear without running for my life. Haha

But anyways, we will be having Christmas Eve with all of the Armenian missionaries. It is going to be so much fun. And we're going to be doing a service project at a local orphanage. Then on Sunday, we're getting together with some Senior missionaries for Christmas. So excited!

Love you all! Merry Christmas!

Love, Sister Fielding

P.S. That fly is the LONGEST living fly ever. He's been our pet for weeks and weeks. We have no idea why he's still alive. Haha We've named him Norbert though. Kinda random, but I thought it'd be funny to throw him in here.

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