|This is a Nascar tree that my land people had in the kitchen. I had to get a picture of it for Daniel. I can definitely see Daniel with this tree in his house.|
|Cute Sister Kahaialii on Christmas morning!|
|here's every goose that has ever existed on the face of the planet. They all decided to congregate in a park one day|
|This is what my new area looked like before it snowed everywhere, so pretty!|
|This is one of the funny posters we found on a church bulletin board that was intended to be serious.|
|This is another really funny poster we found in the same building. I blocked out the name. Is stake bean specialist a thing? If so, I definitely hope to get that calling one day.|
|a picture of the glass kisses Mom and Dad sent that I gave as Christmas presents. woo yeah, look how artsy I am. Photography, yeah.|
The past two weeks have been BRUTAL as far as missionary work goes. The one thing about Salt Lake is, nobody is home on holidays, they all leave and go to St George. Probably because it's warm, so all their grandparents move there and they go to visit. This week is going to be super great, though! We are excited and have some wonderful plans. Everyone out here keeps bringing up the fact that I don't have much time left, and it's stressing me out! I am so grateful to be in this area and to have the companion that I do. I know that there are people that the Lord has prepared to receive the gospel. I know that He will help us because this is His work! I know there are people waiting to hear our message, and we need to be diligent so we can find them.
IT WAS SO COLD THIS WEEK. OH MY GOSH. I literally thought I was going to fall over and die. Okay, maybe not, but it was SO SO SO COLD. We've gotten really good and strategically placing hand warmers/toe warmers/body warmers all over ourselves to keep from freezing. There is a reason I wasn't called to Alaska. We are so excited when it's above 30. We're just entering into the bitter cold season over here, though. So for the next two months we're going to be doing our best to set up appointments to keep from having to walk around all day knocking on doors
Our focus this month as a mission is to help people keep commitments. When we help people live commandments, they receive blessings and gain a testimony that what we're teaching is true! We get to invite people to experiment and find out for themselves if what we're teaching is real or not. My favorite part of teaching people is seeing them live the gospel and watching their lives change. I have seen people overcome the natural man and become a saint through the Atonement of Christ, and every single time there is overwhelming joy in their hearts. Their joy brings me joy. I don't think I've ever been so excited to see other people receive blessings.
Anyways, here's a picture Sister K and I took this morning.
I knew if I didn't send one now I never would.
Well, I think we're going to go play jenga and clean and eat pickles.
Keep us in your prayers!!! Pray that is stays above 30 degrees!!!
I love you, be happy! :)