Let's be honest for a second. One of the top 5 things I miss is skiing. All of the snow and cold and ice is making me more determined to ski for the rest of my life. :)
Well a lot of people and meetings and things happened this week. Being with Elder Stucki is great! We've been in it together since day one of the MTC and are having a grand old time. Since names are so frequent here, we have to come up with nicknames for all the people we are working with. We've got Vacili the Rapper, and Ivan the Rocker, for example. We found Vacili last week and have been back to his place twice since then. He is great and sincere. He has some obstacles to overcome, but he is humble. He has a recording booth and mixing station in his living room. It's a pretty sketch rig up, but it works surprisingly well. We teach him a lesson, and then he records us singing hymns in his booth. Ivan the Rocker. I think I've written about him before. He's still great. So sincere, humble, clean, and prepared to receive the Gospel message. I really love teaching them, and all of our investigators. It's fulfilling when after a lesson, Ivan said the closing prayer and thanked God that we were able to meet and learn more about him.
Elder Miller gave a good District meeting on receiving revelation. That'll be a focus this transfer.
President Williams is great as always. Here is his email to us this week.
The Hour of Your Mission is Come -- Now is the Time
This week we've got exchanges with The Assistants. I'll be with Elder Lewis! Then we'll be going down to Berdsk, and then with Elder Miller and Zhidkov. So this will be a busy week.
Well!...I wish you all a happy week. If you've got snow, enjoy it! If not, I'm sorry for you. :)
Take a little time this week to seek revelation! God is always ready, but it is us who need to prepare ourselves. Consider what you are going to pray about, and have a notepad and pen to write down thoughts and impressions as you pray. Just by being ready to record revelation, you are putting forth faith that will tell God you really want it.
Love you all,
Stay safe, happy and warm
Pictures:Ironwood, Michigan (home) under snow
Picnic table in the back yard
A painting outside the branch
Elder Stucki and I out front of the big park in our area
I found this page on LDS.org... It might help you to understand what kids talk about these days as we are living in a Technological age. :)
Your long awaited questions like. What is facebook? What is a Hastag? And who in the world is a Blue tooth? will be answered here. :P