Monday, January 23, 2012

Because of the snow and the cold I think everything has just kind of slowed down around here.


Once again another uneventful week. Sorry everyone. . .  Because of the snow and the cold I think everything has just kind of slowed down around here.

The most exciting thing that happened this week is that it snowed a ton on Friday, and as a result we had a not so awesome adventure. It was snowing pretty heavily, and we had an appointment about 30 minutes away from Geneva, so we left at 2:30 to make it for our 3:30 appointment, trying to give ourselves enough time to get there. By about four o clock we still weren't even half way, because the roads were so bad and traffic was just ridiculous. And then because of all of the ice, our windshield wiper broke. The one on the driver’s side. So I couldn't see a thing. We pulled off the road, and made it to a target and called and cancelled our appointment, and then called the mission office to tell them our windshield wiper was broken. They told us that we needed to go to a pep boys to get a new one. Pep boys was 3.7 miles away, BUT I couldn't see a thing! But we somehow made our way over to Pep boys. It took us 45 minutes to drive 3.7 miles. So the majority of that day was spent wasting miles driving around in the snow. We had 4 appointments cancel that day due to it, but luckily we were able to meet with Irma and Monico that night. They are doing great, but Irma still can't get work off on Sundays. Which is a huge bummer. We had to move her baptismal date to the 25th of February, hoping she will be able to come to church enough before then. Unfortunately that date is after transfers, so if I'm moved I won't be here for her baptism. :(  That night Hermana Maughan and I headed over to the church parking lot and Hermana Maughan got to be a student in the Hermana Brown's Snow Driving Academy. She passed, but still refuses to drive in the snow while I'm here.

Saturday was another day full of cancelled appointments. We were really kind of discouraged and didn't know what to do, so we called the Bishop to see if there was anyone he'd like us to visit. They invited us over for dinner, and we talked and he told us about some of their neighbors that had been taught by the missionaries about a year ago, and maybe they would be good to see. So before we left his house, he said a prayer that we would be able to find a family, and we went straight over to his neighbor's. They let us right in and now we are teaching a family of five! I don't really know how much interest they have, but they are friendly and we'll see how it goes. It was at least an appointment, right?

Things are going okay with our investigators. None of the ones that are on date to be baptized have been able to come to church, which is really slowing things down. They could definitely use your prayers. But it’s good, they are all really awesome people.

Well, I think that’s about all I've got this week. I hope everything is going well for you guys! I hope you are staying warm, just be grateful you aren't out knocking doors in 8 degree weather like I was this week! :)

Les Quiero,

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