It was so great to talk to everybody on Skype! The technology is so awesome. A lot of members are jealous because they got to do a measly phone call! Haha! I know that Heavenly Father helped it so there were no technical difficulties. It was pretty rough hanging up. It was the worst when I looked at the clock and it was almost tie to hang up. But I am glad that everybody enjoyed it. I have heard that the phone calls are more for the mothers than anybody else so I am glad that it worked out. Now we have to wait until Mother's Day!
So right after we hung up, we found this letter right outside of the church. It was from this guy that Elders Kelly and Ewell taught awhile ago. He has some mental issues, but he hates us now! The letter was to the bishop telling him to kick us out of the church and how we are trying to replace the Holy Ghost by trying to teach. Weird. It was a great reminder that I truly am representing Jesus Christ.
This week was one of the rougher weeks for teaching. a lot of people were out of town or just not willing to meet with us. IT comes with the season. This week will be much better. It will be our last full week together so we are pretty excited to do some work. We found a lot of new investigators, some of them with real promise, but we had to refer them all! They were all either Spanish or YSA. It takes some real faith to do it, but as long as they are being taught the truth, that is all that matters.
Everybody seems to be doing fine here. IT was sad to see Christmas come and go just like it does every year. It will certainly be one that I will never forget. We ate lunch at a Chinese buffet. It totally reminded me of A Christmas Story. I also forgot to talk about Christmas Eve! We had an awesome dinner and then we delivered cookies. It kind of reminded me of delivering cinnamon rolls, but we would just knock on the door and run. We did it pretty late into the night and it got me thinking... sometimes when it gets to be 8:15 or 8:30 we think it is too late to knock on doors. But we didn't see any problem with knocking on doors at 9:30 to deliver cookies. What is more important, salvation or cookies? Haha. It is just one of the many ways Satan tricks our minds.
Thank you for all of the Christmas presents! I am enjoying all of the sugar :-) I also really liked the study journal. I was thinking about getting one actually and then it came. Just for the few days that I have had it has helped my studies.
So the title of that talk is called Why do we Serve by Dallin H. Oaks. Thanks for paying the tithing out of my account, that will be easier than sending cash and all that. I'm sad about Sister Dalling passing away. There is no question where she is right now. How is Brother Dalling doing? All the missionaries here can't believe how much snow there is there. It is so weird to see all of that snow since there isn't a drop here.
So about New Year's resolutions... I am making some goals abut who I want to be at the end of 2015. I am especially focusing on Christlike attributes. Then I am going to take a picture of them and put it on my lock screen on my iPad so I can see it every day. I still have some specifics that I am going to work out, but I think it is a good idea.
Thank you for the email. I love you and all that you do for me. Keep up the great work and keep praying for missionary opportunities. I can't wait to hear form you next week!