Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Really white Christmas

So the Friday before Christmas Eve it started to snow. It stopped
Christmas morning. The snow here is different, especially when it is
colder. It is pure powder, and it falls only a little at a time,
nothing like the massive and wet snow of Virginia. On Christmas Day we
spent some time shovelling some people"s driveways. We did that again
yesterday. My arms got a little sore from all the work. It was -20 and
it has warmed up to -8, which is nice.

So Salvador moved to Bonnie Dune! It is perfect, because Bonnie Dune
is the only Stake with a Spanish sacrament meeting. Plus the sacrament
meeting is pretty small, so they need people. We met with him on
Christmas Eve. One of his friends, a guy named Alex, basically let him
stay with him for the time being. We talked with his friend and he
seemed fairly interested in what we had to say, but more than anything
he really wanted to be a good host. He almost seemed offended if we
wouldn't accept a drink or anything. He is a very nice man, especially
for letting Salvador stay with him. We were going to teach Alex on
Christmas but he had to cancel and we were going to have to push it
back anyway. On Boxing Day we got Bishop to come with us and meet
Salvador. It was a really good lesson. We are going to work towards
helping him get the Aaronic Priesthood.

Christmas was a lot of fun. We came at 12, thinking we would go to the
Spanish group. Angel also came, which was a Christmas miracle in
itself, but we told him to come at 12. So we ended up spending about
an hour just visiting. There was a bit of divine intervention there.
The next Ward started at 1 and they had a beautiful sacrament meeting
with lots of music and narrators instead of talks.

So this week has definitely been a good one.

√Člder Grimmer

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