Merry Christmas from Elder Winegar

Monday, December 20, 2021


Strangely enough, during this season that was originally intended to celebrate the birth of our savior, people seem less keen on listening to His message than ever. But what else is there to do but press on?

We weren't able to teach very many people this week because lots of people got sick and lots more just got busy. Appointments were canceled and people we meet with regularly all went to see their families. 

Instead we have done a lot of service, for the members of our congregations and especially in the community.

We carried a 400 pound piece of glass across the street. It felt like a movie in real life. 

I seriously messed up a mural I was supposed to paint by mixing a few different shades of blue. Classic Elder Winegar blunder to be honest. 

We had lunch with a former Mission President and his wife who served in Tahiti. As one would assume they had many a story to tell. It was quite enjoyable.

We taught an old friend Xavier. He's an interesting kid. And by kid I mean 35 year old man. He likes talking to us but he practices his own religion called "Xavierism." Much of the belief system conveniently coincides with ours, but he is still working out the kinks. 

During this season when we celebrate Jesus Christ's birth, one naturally ponders why this was such an important event and why it merits so much festivity. 

A scripture I've shared on a few occasions says it well I think,

"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him."

Jesus Christ coming to earth was important because first and foremost, it was a manifestation of the love that our Heavenly Father has for us. He provided all of us who are lonely with a friend. He provided all of us who stumble, someone to lean on. He provided all of us who sorrow, a shoulder to cry on. He provided all of us who die, a way to live again. 

There are many wonderful gifts to recieve, many wonderful reasons to celebrate this joyous time of year, but none are greater than our savior. 

Hey-O here's some tunage

Not Christmas related...sorry…

Here and Heaven--The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Going to California--Led Zeppelin 

I love you guys. I wish you knew how much I missed you. I pray for you always. 

Have a very Merry Christmas,

Elder Winegar

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