Dear Flurries and Drifts,
Hello my loves!! Oh it is a BEAUTIFUL Monday morning. The sun is shining, the snow is glittering, and I get to talk to y’all! Yeah!
This last week we finally got snow. And it SNOWED. I mean it is like up to my ankles. It’s fun. I still have yet to build a snowman or make a snow angel, but the winter has just started! Look forward to a snowman with my tag on it. I’ll probably use a potato for it’s nose and stuff. haha.
We got to help in the John Deere store this week. We swept, mopped, and cleaned the windows. And we got some little goodies. It was fun and the family we went with is SO funny. We are wanting to teach the girls. We left them with a contact that if they would read one chapter from the Book of Mormon, we’ll wear blue lipstick the next time we come over. We got a text from their mom saying that we will indeed be wearing blue lipstick this week. Yes! Keeping commitments!
Here’s one of the little goodies we got. It’s just a little John Deere lawn mower keychain. The wheels move. It’s so COOL. And look at it being all up in the snow with the snowflakes.
Again, speaking of snow. I was driving in it for the first time in my life. It’s not really as bad as people say. I started to slide a little in an intersection down, but don’t worry. I got out of it real fast. I’m a pro snow driver. I just drive REALLY slow. And I mean slow slow slowwww. That makes me a pro, right? Right. Cool.
At some points we couldn’t see the car in front of us, but this is a clearer storm. We could see a good distance haha.
Selfie. Because that’s what I do….
Alright…what else to talk about?
Oh! Elder Martino for the Mission Tour I guess haha. That was FANTASTIC. Oh man. It built up during the entire thing. It helped me feel like being like BAM! Let’s do this! Not much more to say for that hah…
My District Leader had some Personal Priesthood Interviews (PPIs) with us this week (don’t worry, the door was open and our companions could see us…President just wanted them to do it). Anyways, in the interview my District Leader, Elder Robinson from Queens Creek (aka “Quins Crick”), said I was “different.” I gave him a weird look for that. So he explained. He said that he can tell that I just do what I do pretty much. That I’m myself and genuine. I appreciated the compliment. I’m happy to be different. haha
Yesterday we had a dinner with a family that has a three year old daughter with Down Syndrome. She was SO stinkin’ CUTE! It was killing me. I wanted to hold her so bad! But I didn’t. White handbook tells me not to let children sit on my lap. Oh well. Still really cute girl.
For my thought this week I’ll be talking about way back when the Lord commanded the saints to move to Ohio. In Doctrine and Covenants 38 it says…
32 Wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the commandment that ye should go to the Ohio; and there I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high;
37 And they that have farms that cannot be sold, let them be left or rented as seemeth them good.
So what did the Lord ask them to do? Leave things for something that is better. WAY better. “Leave in New York.” What are some “farms” that we have that we are not willing to leave for the kingdoms that are prepared for us? If there are things holding us back, leave them in New York! You can’t be in Ohio and New York at the same time, no matter how hard you try. I know as a missionary there are things we have to leave in New York…but we’re doing it for the salvation of our brothers and sisters. Because we love them!
I love you all and hope you have a great week. I challenge y’all to find something that’s keeping you from Ohio, and leave it. Break up with the world. “It’s not me….it’s you! You’re gross.”