November 25, 2013
On Thursday, it snew again. Not like the last couple of times it snew; this time it stuck. And guess what? When there's ice all over the face of the earth, it gets really cold. Okay, it wasn't that bad, probably between 10 and 30 degrees most of the time. But when it snows, and the ground gets all icey, we can't ride bikes (it's not safe), so we have to walk. Walking is much slower, so it can be hard to get things done and feel productive, but we just press on and do our best!
This week we found two new investigators, Rose and Ike. They're an old couple; Rose is a little hard of hearing and Ike is practically deaf. I think they're in their mid-to-late-eighties, and I'm not sure how much of our message they grasped. But, we gave them a copy of the Book of Mormon, as well as a Restoration pamphlet and they said they would read it. Hopefully things go well there! This coming week is going to be a bit tougher, because people are really busy entertaining friends and family for the holiday or they are out of town. Our mission president told us to go to our ward's Turkey Bowl, and that should be fun, and then to spend as much time as possible for the rest of Thanksgiving with members. We only have two dinners scheduled, but I think that should fill our time. And stomachs.
Elder Campbell and I are working on preparing super short messages on the Restoration of the Gospel to share with people on the street. If we can have something more prepared, we can have much more significant contacts with people! It's going pretty well so far. Our area, and all of the areas in the district, are growing. It's great! One thing I could do without is biking in the cold, once the ice has melted off the streets. But it's alright, and I'm slowly pulling more and more clothes out of my "winter suitcase," and those are keeping me warm enough.
The work is pressing forward, ever hastening! Be a part of it! We all have work. I hope all is well in the land of sun and palm trees. Be great, and choose the right! I love you all!
A Thought from Mom:
“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks! Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle---you shall be the miracle.” ~Phillips Brooks