Hi my mom!

I’m sorry that you lost your first letter to me. I would have been furious! But then again, you are much better than me mom and obiously have more patience:)

So! News from this week is pretty good in my opinion. It has been pretty dang cold on some days but it isn’t too bad. It was about -38 degrees C with the windchill on Sunday and was really interesting. When you walk outside and breath in your boogers freeze immediately!haha and then you cough a little at first from the cold air hitting your lungs. It’s pretty cool! We did get a good amount of snow as well and there are some really pretty views!

The work is FINALLY picking up! We taught a lesson to a man that let us in his door last night and had a good experience. He is that middle eastern type of indian and he dodged an appointment we had with him the other day. He was saying that he wasn’t interested when we stopped by, so I decided to just bare testimony to him of a living prophet and loving Heavenly Father and when I was done he said we could come in and talk. We found out that he missed our appointment because his psychiatrist told him not to meet with us because us mormons force people into joining our religion and pressure people into converting. Why does he meet with a psychiatrist you ask?…He’s schyzophrenic…He doesn’t hear voices or see things but is super paranoid. We cleared up what he was told about us and I explained how we teach what we know to be true and invite people to make steps in their lives to come closer to Jesus Christ. He really likes us and wants us to talk to him more because his mental illness prevents him from reaching out to others and making friends. He could never handle church because of all the people but is going to read Alma 32 before Saturday. He’s totally on our side now and I’m in the process of finding out if he needs to be baptized or if he’s covered by the atonement. I’m sure that he wouldn’t need to but we’ll see!

We also stopped by a less active family with a 8 and 10 year old who want to be baptized. The parents just kind of pushed it to the side while we were there and I think that’s because they realized that they would have to become more active. But I’m excited to work with them and see if there can be a reactivation and some baptisms! I was able to build up a better relationship by connecting with the mom and talking about Coraline and Nightmare before Christmas. I knew I was needed in Canada!haha
There’s also a part member family that’s less active and the non member wife has been going to the wrong ward and going to gospel essentials class and participating! So we need to contact them and possibly have a reactivation and baptism.

AND it’s transfer week and my companion is leaving! It’s been a long transfer but has flown by at the same time. I’m excited to see who I get and how that goes!

Oh yeah, we stopped by a media referal and it was an african lady who was SUPER pregnant and is due at any time. She said that she has a friend that is mormon and she’d like to meet with us but at a different time because she wasn’t feeling well…becuase she was once again..SUPER pregnant. But I’m excited to see where that goes!

Pretty exciting to hear about the stuff at home! Aust and Kels sound great and I hope that everything works out with his decision. I continue to get pictures of Aspyn and she is ADORABLE! Also, the house looks UNREAL!!!! It honestly looks amazing! I can’t get over it. It’s a complete transformation and I am so proud to call it our home now!haha

Also, the story about Jessie made me super mad to hear about but then super happy to hear how it was dealt with.haha We’ve always joked about being protective and doing something redneck like that but now that it has actually happened I am beaming! I hope that he wises up and realizes that she has 3 older brothers that won’t stand for that stuff. I can’t do anything now but I can do a lot when I take the badge off and am home.

Oh yeah, had another pig roast on Saturday because it was my companion’s birthday. Chalk it up for 4 pig roasts in Canada! and I’m sure there will be more! ha

Thanks so much for the money mom. I really am very appreciative of it and try to spend it wisely…mainly on food.

I’m also excited to hear if Timpview wins! That would be sweet! I had no idea that they were doing so well this year. Who’s the coach?

I love you all! Have a great week!


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