It’s been a slow week in terms of the work load on my mission, but I keep at it. Nothing much has changed in my schedule.

I tried to meet with brother Steve Christiansen yesterday at the Distribution Center but he was not there at the time. I was glad I went there, I invested in a pair of thermal garment bottoms.

The choir is busily getting ready for Christmas with the addition of Tuesday night rehearsals and Sunday rehearsals following broadcast. The Choir organization is most excited for the return of Santino Fontana and the arrival of the Sesame Street Muppets. The confirmed Muppets coming are Elmo, the Count, and Grover. If you’d like to give a Christmas CD to any of your siblings or your mother, I can get them for $5 a piece.

It is slow at the Conference Center for building hosting right now, but we’ve had some large groups come in the past few weeks. This past Tuesday, the youth of Andrew Unsworth’s ward came in for a tour, but not before he gave them a demonstration of the organ.

I really enjoy the time spent in prayer meetings at the Global Service Center. I never leave without feeling spiritually uplifted. My favorite thought from these meetings this week was by Elder Broderick. He mentioned that the Gospel changes lives. The Spirit converts, not man. We have the opportunity to help changes lives here at the Global Service Center.

Today I’ve donated plasma, went to an organ recital by Clay Christiansen, and got some shopping done. I am now shopping for food.

If you are viewing the featured photo on a small screen you may not realize it, but it shows a nativity scene with the tabernacle in the background.  
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