I have really enjoyed the Christmas Holidays! As a missionary I feel it has been an exceptionally blessed time for me as everything has seemed so much more simplified. I have not had to worry about getting gifts or decorations or any of the usual things which come with the season. But I feel it has been a very blessed time for all of us here to experience a little more what the real meaning of the Christmas Season is. It has led me to ponder a little more about the future, it seems this Christmas season I have gotten a lot of warnings about preparing for the future, and establishing a sure foundation on Jesus Christ as the scriptures teach us. Even the board game my parents got for us to play here seems to teach this principle.
The game is called “Feast and Famine.” It is basically playing out part of the story from Joseph and the Old Testament. The first part of the game players are trying to collect pieces and tokens during a time of plenty to prepare for the impending famine. The next half, players try and use the preparation they have done to save the house of Israel. As is logical, the person who has acquired the most in the first round is able to be most successful in the second round, it is about preparing and planning ahead. While the game is quick and fun, it has led me to think about how we can establish a sure foundation for the hard times in our lives.