Monday, January 23, 2012

Great White North (west)

Elder Peterson & Elder Clark
Dear Family,
  Well I survived the artic blast thankfully.  We got snow monday night then a lot more tuesday and wednesday.  We didnt drive wednesday or thursday because of the road conditions.  We lost power wednesday during the day but that was about all. Yesterday at church we heard that 240,000 homes are still without power.  Because we couldnt drive for two days we ended doing a lot of tracting around where we live.  We finally got to drive friday evening but going around the city was a little creepy because there was no lights or power.  What caused the problem was the trees.  There are so many trees and they are really tall, that when they got ice and snow on them they began to fall everywhere.  For three days you would hear crackling and branches and trees breaking in half.  Now most people have power and its actually we really nice day.  It was a little slow for us this week and with most of the mission I believe. 
   We are hopefully going to have a baptism this week.  Keldon, who is 14 has been going to church for a couple years, is thinking about being baptised this week.  His family are members but only his uncle goes to church occassionally.  And he read a book called "Top 100 things the Government Doesnt Want You to Know" and number three was that the 10 commandments aren't real.,. So we had to clear that up. 
   We were over at the Baggenstos' last night.  They are a really good missionary family they have already given us three referrals.  And one of their son's friends went to a one day EFY thing this past weekend, because one of the girls he likes is mormon and was going.  But after, he said that he really liked it and that he liked a story that they told about Jospeh Smith.  So hopefully we will start teaching him and his mom in of the members homes.  All the young men seem to know him. 
  Our teaching pool is a little small right now. We are trying to work with only with those that will progress.  And it didnt help that Cynthia who was going to be baptised this saturday went to mexico for three weeks.  Hopefully when she gets back we can get right back to teaching her. 
  Since now it seems like everyone in the church is now going electric with iPads and smart phones, I'm thinking missionaries will be issued iPads to avoid looking outdated...maybe thats wishful thinking.  But it would be really helpful. I use so much paper with goals and all the different statistics we report for our districts.     
  Everything is going great still though. We have zone conference this thursday which I'm looking forward to. It's a spiritual, exciting, and fun meeting. Or at least my first one was.  I hope everyone has a great week.  Good luck with IEP's mom, just remember that the prinicipal is child of God...But anyway the address thing is just easier to send it to the mission home. So mail doesnt go to the Robins house once I get transferred or anything.  I love you.
  Elder Clark 

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