I have no comment for how cold it is. All I can say is that it is too much. Oh well, my ears will fall off eventually and then they won't hurt, right? Haha - anyways, it was a good week overall, but yes, lots of cold.
Last Tuesday we had a Zone Conference again! It was awesome. We got the news: An official change to the missionary schedule worldwide! So not much has changed, but the main differences are 1. We plan in the morning (rather than the previous night) 2. Companionship study is moved to anytime between 10 am and 9 pm. 3. Preparation day starts at 8 am now instead of 10! So yeah, that was pretty exciting news and we are supposed to get more details at the world-wide missionary broadcast on the 25th of this month. President Salisbury requested that we just started to implement the schedule asap and it's been wonderful so far! We also got to go on exchanges with the Gallipolis Elders, so I got to work with Elder Christensen again!! That was awesome, Elder Christensen is one of my favorite missionaries and we're going to be good friends at BYU once we get back. Anyways, we had a bunch of plans for working Tuesday night, but then I realized that we had 2 meetings we had to go to (after a 9 hour zone conference) so it was a pretty uneventful day, but great at the same time!
Wednesday, Elder Christensen and I worked on finding new people to teach and we did just that! We have a good group of people who want us to come back and one in particular stood out. Her name is Alicia and we are going to get to see her tomorrow with one of the members in the ward. She was having a hard day when we knocked on her door and she said that she thought it was a sign from God!! She felt the Spirit so strongly and we are really excited to see her!
Thursday was pretty unexciting except for all of the snow! We got to walk a lot in the snow and Elder Webb stepped on a cracked sidewalk chunk, which then sprayed mud-water-snow-slush all over his leg. It was hilarious to be honest! Then there was an older lady named Donna (we talked to a month ago) who let us in to teach her and her husband! That was fantastic because it was a great lesson and it was very cold.
Friday we went on another exchange with the Elders in Ashland! I had Elder Wilson with me here in Huntington. He's from Herrimon, Utah and he is really into baseball. He came out with Elder Webb actually and he was just made district leader in Ashland, so we got to do some training on being a district leader. We got a referral from someone we talked to and so we went to go and meet this referral, named Adam. But then Adam's "address" didn't exist... So we went back and the guy gave us a completely different street...And then that one didn't exist either. So we were just really confused and laughing about it the whole time.
Saturday was loaded so I'll give some highlights: We taught some lady who gave us hot chocolate (best day ever), we talked to someone else not interested who gave us fresh chocolate chip cookies (told you), set up an appointment with the B Family for next Thursday (hurray!!!) and we had a special-needs girl come up to us on the street and give us a note for her friend Chris and then she watched us hand deliver it to him. Haha, it was pretty fun:)
Sunday we had our 10 am church and then we did a lot of finding (it's been a theme here lately) and taught this guy who was at his client’s house taking care of him, but was really interested himself. Sadly he lives in the Sisters’ area and is moving to Colorado soon (Elder Nathan Goold?), but maybe something will come of it.
People we are teaching: Nathan and Randy kind of dropped off, they said they would call us when they wanted to talk next. Keelon has just been out of town, but Marshall starts again today, so we'll try and catch him here soon! Kayla is MIA. Something happened at home Thursday and she left... So we are still trying to figure out what happened to her and where she is. It's lame too because she just quit smoking cigarettes!!!!!!!! But Elder Curtis said a similar thing happened while he was here a few months ago, so we have hopes that things go back to normal! Anyways, it's been good here and it's just been really cold. OH WELL!! The work continues!
Something that I really just want to share are some lyrics to one of my new-found favorite hymns, Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee:
No voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the mem'ry find
A sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Savior of mankind!
O hope of ev'ry contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind thou art!
How good to those who seek!
I really like this song because it simply testifies of the spirit that Christ can give us, just at the thought of Him. He truly is our Savior and He is kind to those who fall, for He loves us and has laid down His life for us.
I hope all of you are warmer than I am! Stay safe and try and eat something fun this week!
|Elder Christensen and I|