Missionary Letter for week of December 14th 2015

Momma,

When we teach people who speak another language, we get the materials in their native language and just teach really simply. We also try to bring someone with us who is fluent in both languages, which is always a HUGE help. Farsi is a language that people from Persia, Iran, Iraq etc speak. They are usually Muslim or Islamic. We have to be very careful when teaching them because of everything that is happening in their country. They and their families could be in serious trouble if they convert to Christianity. Swahili is a language that is spoken in some parts of Africa. I know it is in Swaziland and Kenya, but possibly other parts as well.

We have been trying to meet a lot of people, as always. This week was pretty good for that. We went out to some different apartment complexes and spent time talking to every person we saw. We met a lot of people, and it was a lot of fun.

This weekend we had our ward Christmas party, and it was amazing! It was Texas themed and so they had a little program with fiddlers. There were 8-10 kids from the ward ranging in age from 4 to 12 that played the violin. It was amazing, and so fun! Then all the kids in the ward went back and put on costumes and did the nativity for us. It was so sweet. There were a few non-member kids that had never heard the story before, so it was cool to see them learning as they acted it out.

These last few weeks I feel have been so good for me. The Lord is showing me a lot of my weaknesses and areas to improve. I still have so much to learn about being a missionary, and I am doing all I can to stay focused on helping others come unto Christ.

I hope that you have a great week! I love you so much.

LOVE,
Sister Elliott

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