I have had a good week. We taught 2 boys Dawson and Caden last week and they want to be baptized! We are teaching them again today and we asked them to think about a date so we will see what happens today with that. But the area is kind of slow, but we picked up a new investigator last week and we are teaching them again on Wednesday. I am also going on exchanges this week which will be fun. We had a really spiritual district meeting today. Probably the best one I have trained so far on. It is always so fun to be able to not fear that the Lord will provide me the words I need to say in the very moment I need them and that it can touch the hearts of the people I am teaching, even if they are other missionaries. Because we are all children of our Heavenly Father and we all need help and guidance. It was really cold here this last week. The coldest I saw on our trucks thermostat was -28! But that was only one day now its closer to zero. We have gotten over a foot in the last week or so. Which is odd for Wasilla. So the perfect place to go snow mobiling is up here in Alaska.
So this week we got a call from some Elders from my district and they were stuck in the snow in their Subaru and it took us 2 hours to get them out and there was some damage to both of our vehicles. When we were towing them out they were backing up at the same time and our truck was moving slower then the car was so they rear ended us. There wasn't a lot of damage done to us but there was more done to them. So yeah I have been out 11 months now. Its crazy how fast it goes. We had a lesson with our new investigator Raey this week. We taught her the second lesson and it was way powerful, the spirit was so strong in there their were even a few tears. And that is when we invited her to come to church. So we will set up another time with her so we can teach her again. So today when we left it was -9 degrees which is pretty cold.
Missionary's need all the members we can get to go teaching with us. Missionaries get stuck every now and then and more so when there is a new snow. The church is self insured so the church pays for it. But if the damage is a lot then you don't drive for the rest of your mission. I have been going on exchanges with missionaries again this week and we had a good time. The area is picking up slowly. We had a lesson with one of our investigators we just met named Matt. He knows a lot and is now just trying to get an answer if it is true. I was wondering if for my year mark you could get me a year mark present. But it is for missionary work though. A GPS. Addresses here are not like addresses back home. A lot of houses don't have house numbers or a street sign. And it being winter and snow is on everything haha. So if not that's ok but it would make the work a little easier.
We had the best week last week. We put
those two boys on date to be baptized for the 16th of February as long as
their dad is back in town by then. Right now the sun is starting to rise about
9 or 9:30 and is setting about 5ish. But it is a lot harder when it is
dark. It is harder to get up in the morning. Right now I think we are
gaining about 15 seconds of sunlight a day. But it will progressively get
more soon enough.
We found a former investigator and we have had a lot of
good experiences with him. His name stuck out and we felt like we should
see him. We have been able to get him fire wood enough for the winter now
and hes says he sees a light about me when we speak with him which is
really cool. He has some interesting beliefs but he wants to learn and have
the peace that we talked about. Elder Tonga's English is improving. Being
a district leader is fun. For our last district meeting of this transfer we
are going down to the temple which will be awesome. We are going down
Wednesday. The ward is doing good. They are doing pretty good with
missionary work and they want to be a part of it but we just have to get it
going more. The cold is not getting me too much. I can dress pretty warm
We had a good week this week. I am not being transferred. Elder Tonga is though, he is going to Barrow. Way far north. I am getting a new companion who is also from Tonga. His name is Elder Kafoa. He is coming down from Fairbanks. Thank you Dad for finding a good GPS form me so I can navigate better here in Alaska. Yesterday we had a lesson with and investigator who we found about a month ago and she knows that the Book of Mormon is true! So we put her on date to be baptized for February 19th! She knows what the Holy Ghost feels like and she knows now what the Holy Ghost testifys of and why its important We are way excited for her and her choice.
We had a good week this week. I am not being transferred. Elder Tonga is though, he is going to Barrow. Way far north. I am getting a new companion who is also from Tonga. His name is Elder Kafoa. He is coming down from Fairbanks. Thank you Dad for finding a good GPS form me so I can navigate better here in Alaska. Yesterday we had a lesson with and investigator who we found about a month ago and she knows that the Book of Mormon is true! So we put her on date to be baptized for February 19th! She knows what the Holy Ghost feels like and she knows now what the Holy Ghost testifies of and why its important We are way excited for her and her choice.