Hope you are all doing well. Things are going great here. This week was so cold. Seriously so, so cold. It even snowed this weekend. It was Sister Salabao's first time in the snow and she loved it. It was really fun. It snowed on Saturday night. And church was cancelled Sunday morning. Can you believe it? I've never had church cancelled before.
We weren't allowed to drive our cars on Sunday because of the snow so we walked everywhere. We walked so far. We had to walk to our dinner appointment. I'm not sure how far it is, I'll have to find out sometime. But it was great because we got to talk to everyone on the street. I love street contacting. I think it is fun. The family that we had dinner with drove us back to our apartment because at that time we were allowed to use our vehicles. Sister Salabao and I got in our car to go visit some less actives and our car was stuck. It wouldn't come out. So that meant two more hours of walking around outside. It was a little less fun at night. It was dark and so, so cold. And my rain boots have holes in them so even though I had tights, leggings, and socks my feet were completely soaked through. They were pretty much soaked all day long.
Anyway, my feet were hurting so bad and the few people that were outside (mostly smoking) would talk to as long as their cigarette was going and then as soon as it was dead they'd leave us. At one point my feet were hurting so bad and I just felt like crying. But then I told myself I needed to remember why I was here. Everyday we recite, "Our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. Sister White, forget yourself and go to work!" As I said those words I became so much happier and realized that everything would be okay. There are people for me to find and share the gospel with! A little while later I was singing Count Your Blessings. The line where it says "Count your many blessings angels will attend, help and comfort give you to your journey's end" really got to me. I had been thinking about angels for a little while just with some stuff that had happened and I started praying that I'd be able to feel angels with me. I don't know, it was a neat experience but I really feel like Uncle Bruce was with me. I started talking to him and telling him how things were going and thanking him for being a good example to me even though I've never had the chance to meet him here on earth. But I've heard stories and I know he was a good kid. It was just so neat. I thanked him for helping me get through this freezing cold, exhausting night and told him that I'm excited to meet him again someday and give him a tight hug. It was just really cool.Every Thursday we get to teach English class at the DI to these three sweet ladies. We've done it for the last two weeks and I absolutely love it. I think it so neat. It's just so cool to be able to help someone learn. When we were teaching it just felt so good. It felt right. I want to try and do something like this when I get home too. English class is always one of the highlights of my week.
Sister Veronica White