2021 Countdown to Christmas Stories #9 and #10: A White Christmas in Ecuador and An Angel Disguised as a Toddler

This is beginning to be a habit, of sharing two Christmas countdown stories every other day instead of one every day. What with homeschooling, other projects, getting ready for Christmas, and prepping for my sons’ wedding the end of this month, I’ve got a lot on my plate! Fun times! We finally got snow so now it actually looks like Christmas. I’m even wrapping this week. Could this be the earliest I’ve ever wrapped??? May we all have our wrapping done by Dec. 18!

Story for December 9 (yesterday) is “White Christmas in Ecuador” by Carl Grossen. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ecuador. In this story, he shares how he and his missionary companion found a man who had been praying for the truth for 8 years. He and his family joyfully received the gospel that Elder Grossen and the other elder shared with them. Read it here.

I just love, love, love this next story for today, December 10. Written by Megan Robinson, it’s called, “Why Do I Need to Be Here?” It so reminds me of the tender mercy stories in my friend Guy’s book over here. In this true story, a little toddler girl acts as an earthly angel towards a lonely, tired, ill, dejected, depressed old man. He dreaded experiencing the upcoming Christmas without his recently deceased wife. You will see that even little children can be inspired answers to prayer. You can find the full story here.

Want more Christmas stories? Check out the December section of my Celestial Family Devotionals Ebook here for stories, songs, scriptures, and poetry to ring in the Christmas cheer.

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