Thursday, December 25, 2014

December 22, 2014

Mom! You got an iphone?? No fair!!

If you need me to call a specific time, just email me back. We are staying over at the knudsen's this week while they go out to Utah to see their kids. (The knudsen's are the members who live right below us). And we might be caroling as well. We also will be going to texas roadhouse with the Pierce's, another sweet member family wednesday night. (It's their christmas eve tradition). This winter has been very mild this year, especially after last year. Last it snowed the second week of December, and through February their was always snow on the ground. It was bitter cold, and it warmed up every once in a while to snow, then cooled back down. But so far this winter, there has only been 2 snowstorms, and they both melted off pretty quickly. Ok, this week was sweet!! We had a really good zone conference. The AP's trained us on how important it is to be ourselves, and not compare ourselves to others. They stressed that while it's ok to see a good attribute in another person and desire to gain that attribute, we don't need to compare ourselves to others since we all have our own unique talents, personalities, and abilities. It was way good. Then Elder Bybee and I got to go on exchange again. He's sweet. We also had the ward christmas party this week. It was awesome. We had a lot of less-actives come out to the party, including a few that we have been working with. So that was sweet. We also picked up a few investigators by showing them the "he is the gift" video. It was sweet. It's way cool to see how the spirit of christmas softens people's hearts. One of the investigators we picked up was a potential. When we first knocked on her door she hesitantly said we could come back, but she wouldn't give us her phone number and didn't seem too thrilled. So when our plans fell through, we decided to go try her and we shared the video with her, and her attitude really changed. She really liked the video, and gave us her number and seemed a lot more willing to have us come over. That same day we also started teaching a less-active. It was really cool to see. Our plans in Endicott went by a lot faster than we thought, so we had some time to come back and work Newark Valley. We tracted this street and she let us right in. We were excited that she was so willing to let us in. Then we found out she was a less-active. But her address on the ward roster is incorrect. It was so cool to see how that worked out. We found someone that no one knew where she was, and know we are teaching her the gospel. We also taught an investigator this week who was drunk during the lesson, so he said some interesting. He did say he doesn't like how the scriptures say "the love of money is the root of all evil" and then you see pastor's passing the bowl for the money around. Haha it was really funny. We also taught mike again. He's solid. We taught him about the book of mormon, and he said "man, I've got to read this." It's really cool being out here and seeing how the gospel changes lives. I love you all and can't wait to see you on Thursday!!  Talk to you then. Love you both!! 

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