Yaayy it snowed a ton! It is sooooo beautiful! It dropped about 6 inches just yesterday! I got to experience shoveling snow for the first time and driving in it (not me...a member had to give us a ride) and sliding! Lots of firsts on the mission :)
This week was crazy busy! Ill give you a quick low-down!
Tuesday: We volunteered at Habitat for Humanities Restore! It was soo fun and they were so glad that we came to help! Spent most of the day in Granger trying to find new investigators! Then had a lesson with Jim! He acutally knows a lot about the church and believes a lot of it! Then in the evening we saw Kelly who is struggling to forgive some people in her life. We had SUCH a spiritual lesson with her to help her understand how she can forgive:)
Wednesday: We volunteered at the food pantry! We were on dish duty! It was pretty gross but we managed to have fun with it:) Then we saw some less actives, who we LOVVEE!!! We get to work with some of the most amazing people! Then we had dinner with Patience and her family. Patience was just baptized in July. Shes from Liberia so she made us African food!! It was soooooo good!!! I was sooo stuffed afterwards! And then she made homemade donuts!
Thursday: We got up at 4:45 am in order to get ready and drive to Indianapolis! We had a big Special Zone Conference with Elder Dyches from the Quorum of the 70. We had an amazing day with him and I learned sooo much! After it was over we stuck around to help, did some planning and then went to the temple!! It was amazing! We also spent the night in Fishers because we had another meeting the next day!
Friday: We had another meeting with Elder Dyches. This one was with the mission leadership (zone leaders and sister training leaders). And this one was even better! He is the coolest guy and definitely knew what each of us needed to hear! After it was over we made the long journey back home! (I slept most of the way haha)
Saturday: We had stake choir practice in the morning! We are doing a special Christmas concert Sunday evening (that ended up getting postponed to next week because of the snow). We are doing some songs from The Messiah and some other christmas songs/carols. Then we had a really cool lesson with our investigator Randy at the church! He is such a funny guys and just has such a pure desire to know God. We also had a lesson with Shania. She is Kellys daughter and is 8 but hasnt ever been to church and wants to learn so she can decide if she wants to be baptized. We taught her about God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost! She is soo smart and picked up on it really quickly! That evening we visited with Karen, who recently moved in. Shes awesome! And she came to church again this week:) Its soo good to see her there:)
Sunday: We woke up to a ton of snow! Our cars got "grounded" (which means we cant drive them) so we had to organize rides to get to church. We had nothing to do in the morning so we just started shoveling the neighbors' driveways and sidewalks. Church was great! Shania came! And she said she loved it! We got to go to primary for a part of church and you better know that we gave it ALL we got when we sang "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam" and "Once there was a snowman"!!
I learned a ton this week! But mostly that the smallest things we do in life can go really far! So never think that what youre doing for good is ever going to waste!
Love you all!
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