This Christmas is special for me since it'll be the first spent away from home. As a missionary, you're constantly looking for ways to help others. I think that attitude of wanting to serve others like Christ would is especially present during the Christmas season. This week, we got to help build a bamboo home for a family that really needed it. Amidst all the Christmas parties and activities, being able to make a significant difference in that family's life is a beautiful gift for me. I know that the joy people feel around Christmas is founded in Christ's atonement and love for us. I've included a link to a video about Christ's birth and I encourage everyone, member or not, to take those few minutes to view it and enjoy the spirit it brings. Merry Christmas everyone from the Philippines!