Yall. I forgot what it was like to be cold.
I have been extra spoiled and blessed with tropical weather in the fall and then an 80 degree Christmas. But this week a huge cold front or whatever came in and wowza.
I forgot what it was like to be freezing. That was a fun reminder. ;)
But the weather here has been crazy and different! We got the cold spell and Thursday night we were on Tornado watch all evening and night so we had to be locked in and had a huge storm. Tons of rain and a lightning show. It was pretty fun :)
But we have been on bikes a bunch this week because we have some fun times this month in far away places!
We have a car but we only have a certain mileage allotted to us. In a normal month this is already hard not to go over because our area is quite large. But this month we have
1. exchanges in Albany with our STL's (it has changed now that we both go to the STL's and double work the area instead of a switch)
2. Zone Conference in Hammond
3. Mission Conference with Elder Rasband in Baton Rouge! yayyyy!
So we have to save lots of miles for that. I am so stoked for the mission conference with Elder Rasband! We had the same Multi-Stake broadcast in the South Eastern region as Audrey did. I love Sister Reeves talk, so powerful. But Elder Rasband is also a good speaker and I'm excited to hear a true apostle of the Lord speak to us. A message specifically for us, the missionaries of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana mission. YAY. EXCITEMENT.
But we are part of the biking nation! It's good to change it up a little bit and get the legs pumpin. And to really have time to look at the houses and people around us. Its a beautiful world when you look at it!!
But things are going well with Emily. Her parents are not excited about the baptism idea and its also been hard to get a time to meet with them. But Emily's little brother was having a band concert at SLU in Hammond and she invited us to come to the concert if her brother said it was okay with him. He was fine with him, we called President since it was out of our area and he okayed since we would meet the parents, so we had an amazing opportunity to meet her parents in a very non threatening environment! It was amazing!
After the concert we met her mom and grandma. They are really very sweet and I feel like we have some good potential there. But the father was very aloof and didn't talk to us yet. We'll get there.
Our other investigator, Nancy, came to all 3 hours of church for the first time yesterday and we think she enjoyed it! We had a really great lesson with her this week. She really opened up to us about her family. She talked about her brothers who were not church going people who passed away when she was a teenager and her father who was an amazing man, where were they? Her church says that they are in hell and heaven respectively but she believes in our Plan of Salvation. That gives her great comfort. Progress! But she is still very firm in her Baptist church ;(
But we had exchanges in Albany this week and I accidentally forgot my bag there in their apartment!! It has my camera in it. (crying) I know. So I took some fun pictures this week that yall will get next week. Its fun. :))))
It was a pretty slow week. Exchanges were amazing. It was chilly. Yep.
I hope yall are staying warm. Having fun. Celebrating live. Getting ready for Mardi Gras. Boo ya.
I lava yall sooooo much!