Hey everyone! Going to jump straight into the email for you. Monday we did the usual shopping then emailing and ball at the stake center. President Riggs came and played ball with us again so that was fun. Later that night we tried some potentials and couldn't find any of them, after that we went to the Bush's house. We were talking about family search and we actually got onto it and did the "Famous Relative" search. One person I found I'm related to that I remember is Steve Young! So that was pretty cool and interesting everyone should give it a shot and see what comes up.
On Tuesday Elder Robbins came here on an exchange. We got to go out on splits with Brother Jacobson. We saw a less-active and her son and talked to them, she wanted us to give him a blessing but he didn't want us to so we just talked with them and made sure they were doing alright. After that we went and saw a lady that Brother Jacobson home teaches, got to talk to her and she was a really funny lady. It was pretty sweet.
Wednesday we had six missionaries at our apartment while we skinnied one of my ties, I guess it takes that many to get the job done! It was good bonding time at least.
Elders Grow, Schenk & Brady Making Snow Fort S'mores
It snowed a lot on Thursday. Dumped so much on us that we were "snowed in." We couldn't really do anything but try and shovel some cars out but it snowed all day. We started having some fun and I bellyflopped then got buried! Have fun even in not so good conditions.
Friday at lunch we made a little snow fort around a fire-pit area. Then we started a fire and roasted some marshmallows at 1:00 in the afternoon! I'm pretty sure some people were kind of concerned as to what was going on.... Spent most of the night trying to find some potentials and we struck out again. We aren't doing so good in that part of missionary work at the moment.
Saturday Elder Schenk and I went with Elder Seely and Elder Robbins to a different church meeting. The church was called "Christ Crossman United Methodist Church." The meeting was about the disasters in Madagascar and it was the Malagasy community so we were the only white people there. It was....different. That night we had the ward chili cook-off and we got to be the judges! That was a really fun night, got to have a lot of chili and got to decide the "winner." It was a good get- together and we had quite a few non-members come too so that was good. Got to meet some of the people we didn't know and some friends of the ward members who we actually might end up teaching! Invite, always invite!
Sunday we were at the church from 8:30 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. We had ward council meeting before church and then ward correlation with the ward missionaries after. It was long but it was a good day. By far the warmest and nicest day in a long time so we all enjoyed that. Hopefully it keeps going like this, nicer weather makes missionary work just a bit easier to say the least. Well hope everyone has a great week!
~ Elder Brady