Saturday, July 1, 2017

Last wednesday we had a major wind storm. I thought it was a tornado,
but it wasn't really. It was really bad though. A lot of trees fell
down and people lost shingles. Some people actually lost their roofs.
It was crazy; one minute it was calm and we were knocking some doors,
then the next minute we were in the storm. We sprinted back to our car
and as we were running a big branch fell off one of the trees and
landed right next to a car on the other side of the road. We got in
our car and drove home. On the way there was a guy at a gas station
who was fighting to keep his signs off the road, and we got out and
helped him. Then we helped clear a tree off the road with the help of
a guy with a truck. It was hurricane force winds. Luckily we missed
the rain, but some parts like Red Deer lost power and they got it
worse than us.

Stephanie got baptized! I did the baptism and Elder Sepulcri confirmed
her. He said the first part in English, but he felt prompted to bless
her in Spanish. I tried my best to translate but Argentinos talk fast.
The baptism was great. It was a lot less dramatic than I thought, but
very peaceful. Stephanie got anxious with all the people, but it ended
up very good. Now she wants to go to the temple with her friend.

We taught a new family. The grandfather of the family was an old
former investigator, and we had met with his daughter. Then one day we
knocked and talked to her son, and he was interested. We taught him
one s before, and this last Saturday we taught the whole family. Hey
are religious but they don't go to a church. We invited them to read
and pray.

We have been working. This Wednesday will start my last week. I am
starting to pack. There have been so many memories. This truly is the
"best two years."

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Calm Week

This week has been nice for temperature. It has been a good week.

Stephanie moved her date to be baptized to Friday the 23! She wanted
to invite a bunch of friends, and a lot of people  couldn't make it
July first because that's Canada day, so we moved the date up. She is
exited to be baptized. The opposition has been trying to work on her
as well; some of her friends came by and decided to leaver her a pack
of cigarettes. She had her friend come over and tear them up. She is
going strong.

We had a little miracle with Stephanie this week. We were trying to
find someone to come with us to a lesson, but literally everyone we
called was busy. I was praying that someone would be able to come with
us. Than a few hours before the lesson, brother Crawford called us. He
likes to invite us over for lunch sometimes, and we asked him if he
would like to come with us. He said sure, and we had a good lesson. It
was just a little miracle, but it was definitely a miracle.

We did some service for the Darbies. The had a lot of big logs they
needed to split with a mechanical splitter. I took an axe and did a
few on my own. It felt good swinging an axe. They have a really nice

We have been doing well. Elder Sepulcri has been sick, so that was a
bummer. He's felling better now, so that's good.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Some Rain

This week has been calm. There have been a few rainstorms, but nothing huge.

This Saturday we met with Elder Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve
Apostles. We got to shake his hand. He talked to us about his mission
and lots of other things. It was a really good meeting. We also had
zone conference the day before. Then we went to the temple. It was
really spiritual.

We have been doing well. There's not to much different. Stephanie has
been progressing toward baptism. She is doing well with quitting
smoking. We found a new Investigator. He is the grandson of a former
Investigator that missionaries have been teaching for a long time. He
is very spiritual but they don't go to a specific church. We shared a
simple lesson on the restoration with him. Hopefully we can help him

Things are doing well here in Innisfail. We are trying to keep busy.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Service and Sunburned

This week has been nice. It has been perfect weather for service, which we have been doing a lot of. I got a nice little sunburn, so that was fun. There have been random storms, but nothing too bad.

We have been doing a lot of service for a less active family, Rebecca and her fiancée Cam. Their landlord told them the Thursday before this Thursday that in two weeks he would be coming by to do an inspection. Their house is pretty dirty but mainly super cluttered. We have spent at least ten hours there cleaning. We came by on Saturday morning, and because Cam was at work, we weren't able to help inside. we cleaned their yard, and hence the sunburn. We called a member to come and help fix their fence gate. It went from a complete disaster to actually working. He reinforced it with at least twenty screws. Then when there wasn't anything left to do outside, two sisters from the relief society showed up and started helping. We got there at 8 and left at 5. She came to church, which is a miracle on it's own, and we came back on Monday for about three hours. There were three more sisters helping. The house went from destroyed to actually livable. Plus, before all this, we had a really good lesson on the Atonement of Christ,and how that can help her in her life. She said if it really helps, she will quit smoking.

We found a new Investigator family in a miraculous way. There are some members that own a home in Innisfail that they rent. The renters that just moved in asked them if they knew a minister that could come and bless their home. They sent us :). We talked with them and they are a super nice family. Vohne, the man, looked a bit rough, but he is super nice and gentle. We blessed their home, and then we shared a message about the Book of Mormon. They said we could come back any time. It was such a miracle.

Stephanie is doing well. We had a really solid lesson on Sunday. We moved her baptismal date to July 1 (which is also Canada Day), and is also my last Saturday in the mission. It was basically an answer to a prayer. She also dyed her hair pink, so that's fun.

We have been doing great.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Crazy storms

Last Wednesday we had a crazy storm. Apparently it was cyclone, there
were hurricane force winds and crazy rain. Plus it was really cold, it
snowed in Calgary. A bunch of trees got blown down by the wind. Some
people had trees hit their houses or cars. Some people lost shingles
off their roofs. A bunch of branches are still lying everywhere. It
has been really calm since then.

Also on Wednesday we had transfers. Elder Rodriguez went up to
Edmonton to serve in Bear's Paw Ward in Millwoods, and l am in
Innisfail with Elder Sepulcri from Argentina. He is learning English.
We are roughly equal with my Spanish and his English. We generally
talk in English to help him.

This week we did a lot of service and we knocked a lot of doors. We
didn't have a lot of lessons. We didn't see  Stephanie, but we did see
Ron. He is doing all right. Hopefully we can get him connected with a
member and then we can help him to come to church. He really wants to
come to church and he wants to progress but it is slow. We just talk.
He says it lifts his spirits, so that's really good. Where are you I
hopefully going to help him to start doing some things on his own.
He's been reading from the book of Mormon and he ordered a large print
version which hasn't come yet. We didn't really ask him to do that so
he's taking initiative on a few things. He just seems like a really
good guy.

Charles was evicted Saturday. We talked with the landlord, and he said
that he just left the keys in the door and a mess. He wasn't too happy
about that. We have no idea where he went so unless we find him he's
probably gone. Hopefully he will figure everything out.

We are doing well.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I don't have much time to send this letter.

This week was really nice. We took advantage of the sun and mowed some
lawns. I Think I got a little sunburn, but it's not bad at all.

Today was transfer calls. Rodriguez will be heading off to staying in
Innisfail. I will be getting a elder from Argentina named elder
Sepulcri. He is likely going to be my last companion. Tomorrow marks
the beginning of my last transfer.

Not too much interesting things happening this week. We finally met
with Charles. He still alive, but he's going to be affected from his
house pretty soon. Stephanie came to church again. Everyone's doing
pretty well.

Take care

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"All the Canadians Are Thawing Out"

Most Canadians just close themselves up in their houses and hibernate
for the winter, so when it gets nice out side it seems like they thaw
out. Everyone is outside. This week has been the first consistently
warm week in a long time. The trees are finally starting to turn
green; just a week ago everything still looked dead, now it is coming
back to life. Even night time was warm, it has been just great. The
past few days it has felt like it would rain and thunderstorms have
been in the forecast, but we haven't seen any yet.

This week has been more preparation than going out and doing the work.
We went up to Edmonton for a special multi-zone conference. We would
have gone to the conference in Red Deer last week, but President
wanted us to come up for a special meeting. We got to go to the
temple. This was the first time in a long time that I've gotten to go
there. At first I was feeling like we would be spending the whole day
without doing any real mission work, but the spirit told me I would be
doing some of the most important missionary work. I had a sweet
experience in the temple. We stayed overnight with some missionaries
in Riverbend, the only area in Edmonton I don't know like the back of
my hand. Everything that could have gone wrong seemed to go wrong, but
everything ended up ok.

The next day we had the new missionary training meeting. We talked
about the basics for being a missionary. We had to get some things
taken care of for Elder Rodriguez's visa, then we headed back down to
Innisfail. It was about 2 and 1/2 hours. Then I got sick, so we ended
up spending three days without hardly doing any missionary work. I
guess we needed that through. The Lord gives us what we need when we
need it.

We found some cool people. One guy kept referring to us as soldiers.
He said he wants to be a guard in God's kingdom. He was fun. We met
with a super born again Christian family. They thought they knew our
religion better than we did, which obviously they didn't. Talking with
them was fun. Then we met a girl named Sam who had no religion at all.
The difference was Day and night.

We are doing well here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

If You Don't Like The Weather, Give It 5 Minutes

That's a common phrase here in Alberta, and this week we proved it to
be correct. On Sunday we went to a neighborhood to knock some doors;
it was a beautiful sunny day. Then out of the blue it started raining.
We both had rain coats so we put those on. Then 5 min later the rain
turned into hail. Then 5 min after that, the rain and hail suddenly
stopped, and the sun came back. Then the hail came back with the sun
still shining. It was very strange, but interesting. It didn't really
impede us though.

We had a good week. Stephany is doing well, she came to church and
stayed all three hours. She is meeting more members and she is
enjoying the spirit. We are meeting with her tomorrow. Member-
missionary work is the best! This ward is really good for that.

Charles is going through a rough time. He was in a mood Sunday and
didn't want to come to church. We have had a hard time meeting with

We met a less active member named Travis. He seems like he wants to
come back to church, but something is holding him back. Just yesterday
we had a cool experience; we were about to knock his door, but just as
Elder Rodriguez was about to knock, a member, Bro. Ellis, called us.
The member lived just down the street, so we went over and talked. We
asked if the Brother Ellis would like to come with us to visit Travis.
He came with us and it turns out they have a lot of similar interests
and they got along very well, despite a 20 year age difference. Then
today we came over to play pool and have breakfast with Bro. Ellis,
and Travis was there. We had a good time. It was definitely divine

We have been working hard. One day just before dinner we had some free
time so we knocked a few doors. As we were about to go, we were
talking in the car, then we went out to knock. After a few doors,
Elder Rodriguez turned and said " we've been out here for 10 min and
we were in the car for 2 min," but it felt like we had been in the car
for 10 min and we had been out only 2. Time flies when your doing the

We are well.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Major Ups and Downs

This week has been crazy. It was +15 and warm earlier, and today it is
snowing again. It is snowing really hard right now, there is about 3-4
inches of snow outside. It is melting though.

This week was a good one. We have been teaching Charles. He got sick
and couldn't come to church. We have been helping him with stopping
smoking. He is doing alright. One day we were struggling to meet with
him, and we caught him later that day. He was struggling hard with
depression. We lifted his mood.

We' e been teaching a lady named Stephanie. She is good friends with a
member in the ward, and we have taught her twice. She came to church
this week. The member said she leaned over and asked her how quickly
could she get baptized. She has started to live the word of wisdom
before we have taught it. She is a single mother from the UK, and she
is awesome.

We are working hard, and having lots of fun.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Flurries Bring May Flowers

This has been my first "White Easter" with 3 inches of snow. It is
currently snowing outside right now. It is barely sticking, and almost
all of the snow we had Saturday night was gone by Sunday evening. It
comes and goes and comes back. I feel bad for all the gardeners, but
hopefully some of the mosquitoes hatched early and die so there won't
be as many this summer. That happens sometimes with late season cold
snaps in Canada. That and making snowmen is about the only positive;
most of us up here are done with snow for the season.

This week has been the best week of my mission so far. Elder Rodriguez
is awesome. He is from the Dominican Republic but he moved to Toronto
Canada three years ago. He hasn't been to the MTC, his call is to Perú
and he was assigned to go to the MTC there. He calls me his "pre-MTC
trainer." He is a really good guy.

Last Tuesday we met a guy named Charles. He was in a really low point
in his life and so he went searching for a church so he could talk to
a minister. He came to our church, and here was no minister but there
was a maintenance man who was a member from Red Deer that talked to
him. He later told us when he was looking for which church to go to he
saw Jesus Christ on our building so he said that seemed like the right
one. The member gave us a call and he gave us Charles's address. We
went over that night. I felt that it was too good to be true; before
we even entered his house he said he wanted to be baptized. He is
easily the most humble person I have met on my mission. He reminds me
in a lot of ways of Salvador. Charles is so lonely it has physically
affected him. We came back on Wednesday, then on Thursday, and we have
been there every day this week. I have grown to love that man. He came
to church and he really enjoyed it. He says he doesn't feel the love
of God but he still follows Him and is willing to do what God wants.
He is just incredible. In meeting with him for one week straight we
can already see a change in him. He looks happier.

We have been keeping busy, and it is awesome. Not to long ago I
learned that there is something the Lord wants us to do every hour of
every day. We have to plan and seek his will, but be open to change as
the spirit directs. We have been changing a lot of schedules, from
unexpected visits to Returning members while helping a member home
teach, to putting the Canopy on a truck for some older nonmembers to
street contacting the Main Street of Innisfail, God always has
something he wants us to do.

Saturday we went to the wedding of a part member family. It was
surprisingly spiritual for a nonreligious ceremony. We were really
happy for them. We think the fact the had a kid out of wedlock was
keeping the sister from coming back to church. I'm sure if she will
come back to church, her husband will see the change and perhaps
desire that for himself and for their family.

We had a great week. Time is flying by. We are doing well.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It hasn't been cold, but not super warm. Snow is an increasingly rare sight.

Transfer calls were today. I'm training! President said the new Elder
is a visa waiter going to Perú and he is a native of the Dominican
Republic who has lived in Canada. Elder Santos is going to St Albert,
a small city that touches Edmonton on the north side.

This week has been a good one. We found two new Investigators that
seem pretty solid. One was a member referral, and the other was an
American man we found trackting. They both seem fairly interested.
Sunday quite a few less active members came to church. There was a guy
named Max who came. He is a member, but we had no idea that he was
here until we found him one day. He is a really good guy, but he has
some family struggles that are trying to keep him from coming to
church. But he came, and that was awesome!

There was a family history fair Saturday. It was run by the Darbys,
who went on a mission with Grandma and Grandpa Grimmer. We were there
mainly for our presence; there was over 100 non members attending. We
just pushed a button, got free lunch, and helped clean up a little
bit. We learned a lot about family history, so that was cool.

Take care!

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

It has been fairly warm,  but after Sunday afternoon session of
General Conference it was snowing. It was +3 and none of the snow was
sticking, but still, snow! There is no trace of it anymore. The people
here say there's at least one more snowstorm left for the season.

This week has been alright. Oswaldo is doing good. He started reading
the Book of Mormon from the start and finished it. He is on fire. Too
bad he's not our Investigator,  but it's still good to help with his

General conference was good. No one came :( but it was still really
spiritual. We taught a new Investigator last night. We found him quite
a while ago, but we just barely got to teach him. He is a bit slow,
but he has a good heart.

We have been working, but is tough.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It has been warm here, for the most part. It can get chilly, but we don't have to worry about freezing anymore. Most of the snow has melted and things are about to start growing. Only snow piles and snow that is in the shade is still hanging around.

This week the travelling APs came to Innisfail. They were here to help us multiply our efforts. It was a lot of fun serving with them. We found a new Investigator; a christian man who is unsatisfied with the hypocrisy he saw in his church. He is a good man but he has his vices. We had a good Three days with them.

The Spanish sisters in Red Deer found a guy named Oswaldo. They needed to have at least three men or a woman with them, so they invited us to the first lesson. He Is awesome. After Being invited to read 3rd Nephi 11, he read all the way to the end of the Book of Mormon! He said that he didn't understand everything, but he is willing to find out. Later we brought a Spanish speaking member of our ward and we read with him, and we talked about prayer. It's a miracle they found him. He hasn't even been here a month yet. His fist time going to the Spanish store in Red Deer he saw a flier for free English class and he came. The sisters asked if he wanted to learn about Jesus and he agreed. He is progressing now.

We don't have any progressing investigators of our own to talk about right now. but we have a few we are trying to work with.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sun and Slush

This week has been a lot warmer. It is still pretty chilly at times,
but I'll take -2 over -20 any day. It's been really windy, and that
makes things a lot colder. Southern Alberta is famous for incredibly
strong winds. Most of the snow has either melted or turned into tough
ice. That happens when it keeps melting and re-freezing. I made a few
snowmen, but they all fell down. One got hit by a car, which happened
to be driven by my companion lol. He really wanted to hit a snowman.
We have a video and everything. I found out building a snowman is a
really good leg workout, especially when you have to squat down to
roll the snow cause you don't want to get your knees wet.

Yesterday was Zone conference, and big things are happening. Our
mission president gave us an interesting initiative; we are going to
ask the members to show us their friends lost on Facebook, twitter,
the like, and send a special message to them. The idea is that it
creates a "safe" environment where missionary work is instituted. We
were also told of other plans to utilize technology to hasten the
work. Apparently they did this in a district in Arizona, and in three
weeks they went from having no one to teach to 13 baptisms. I am
exited to implement this.

We have been working hard, and we are teaching lessons, but we don't
have anyone on date or coming to church. We are trying to work with
more people. There are plenty of less active members that we are
working with. The work is going on.

All is well

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Last Freeze (hopefully)

This week was bitter cold, but it has warmed up a bit and the forecast
is all in the positives so that's good. It dumped a bunch of snow and
I made snow angels. Everything is so white and clean. The problem with
melting snow is all the dirt they put on the road gets airborne and it
all sticks to our car like a magnet. Still I like it better when it's
not -20 in March. Elder Santos is counting down the days until the
snow is gone. He is from California, and he hates the cold. We are all
looking forward to spring. The forecast said it would be +10 yesterday
but it was only -1. That still beats -20 though!

This week has been alright. We have a few people we are teaching, but
no one is really progressing right now. We are working with a lot of
less active members. We have one Investigator that lives in Camerose,
which is a town in another stake, he is going to school in the town of
Olds, out of our area, but he is staying in Bowden which is in our
area. His wife is a member, and we are teaching him while he goes to
school. It's a good old mixup. His situation is tough, but the members
are trying to help out though.

I'm starting to get used to Innisfail, and I'm getting to know a lot
more members here. It is a good little town. We are doing alright.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ups and Downs

This week has been jumping up and down. Earlier this week was very warm and a lot of snow started to melt. Then the temperature dropped rapidly. It is now -15 and all the snow that was melting has become ice. We've had a few close calls.

So Innisfail. It is a nice little town. The members are strong and we have a few people to teach. We cover the surrounding towns as well, including Penhold and Boden. This is going to be a lot different than Edmonton, but change is good.

I am serving with Elder Santos. He came out with me, we were on the same flight to Edmonton. We also served around each other for a while in Millwoods. He has been sick for the past week, so that was hard. The work is different here, more member work and less random encounters. We have a lot more method as well, usually we would just trackt where ever we wanted to, but now we are keeping track of everywhere we go.

Well, Things are going well. I haven't got sick yet, so that's good.

Élder Grimmer

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

It dropped back down this week. We got a snow storm that covered up
everything pretty quick. Before the new snow, almost everything had
melted, and there are lots of patches of ice everywhere. It got down
to -16 in the morning; the coldest we were out in was probably well
under -20 with windchill. It was totally worth it though; we found
three people that were interested all on the same street. That is
almost unheard of. It warmed back up to a brisk -5, so nothing too
bad. The weather here is weird, the same air temperature can feel
really cold if you are in shade and it's windy, or it can feel warm
and toasty if you're in the sun. I've come to love the sun.

This morning transfer calls came. I'm going to Innisfail. This will be
my first time serving English. This is going to be a very different
transfer, but it should be fun.

This week has been a good one. We got tones of approaches, but we
realized we weren't actually teaching anyone. Upon further
investigation, we realized we had completely failed to do follow up.
There are a few people we had stopped by, but really we hadn't done
anything towards  teaching them. We had a very long Weekly planning
session about that.

One quick experience this week- I was walking down Whyte Ave with a
Chinese Elder. He stopped and started talking to a Chinese man, and I
was left trying to talk with as many people as I could. Everyone kept
saying no, and I was starting to get a little discouraged. I said a
silent pray that God would lift my spirits, and then the next guy I
talked to said he was a member. I could feel that he wasn't actively
living a Christian life. I bore testimony and invited him to come back
to the fold. Near he end I asked him what his name was. He said
"Ricardo" in a very Spanish accent, and I started talking to him in
Spanish. Up to this point his friend hadn't said much, but I was able
to talk a little with him as well. They were both from Mexico. I got
there number, but I guess I didn't save it when I put it in the phone,
so when I tried to text them, the contact wasn't there. I guess it
wasn't their time just yet, but I am thankful for that tender mercy
from God.

So life is good, aside from a mild sore through that is almost gone.

Con amor

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This week has been up and down. Earlier was warm and sunny. The sun
feels so good! Then it snowed again Sunday. There was slush
everywhere. The ground is coming out of it's white shell, but a lot of
snow is still sticking around.

This week we got the most approaches I've ever had; we talked with or
tried to talk to 451 people last week. We taught a guy from Colombia.
He had apparently read a part of the Book of Mormon, and it explained
Leviticus 15. We looked it up later; that's a fun chapter. He had a
few weird ideas, but over all it was a good lesson.

Last night I almost got punched. Some drunk guy came at me and swung,
but I blocked it, and then we just walked away. Me and my companion
are both big guys; he would have stood no chance.

So life is good.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

It went from -25 to +10 in less than a week. With windchill earlier
this week, we were in some of the coldest of the cold, and now it is
warm. Today was just beautiful. There are lots of puddles; Spring will
be coming soon.

This week was slow. We did a bit of finding, but not too much came of
it. We have been working hard. On Sunday we met a guy named art. He
was cool. We are trying to find more people to teach.

Overall it's been good.

Élder Grimmer

                         Edmonton at night

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

It got real cold real fast. Plus it's been snowing, which covered up
all the brown that was starting to peek out after last week. Right now
it's -21, and it's been in around -20 ish for the past few days, and
with wind chill it gets down to -30 easy. We were out in some of the
worst of it knocking doors. Yesterday wasn't too bad because I brought
my biggest coat, but Sunday was quite cold as I just brought a jacket
and thin gloves. Even the slightest breeze was enough to to leave me
shivering. There's a saying "there's no such thing as bad weather,
just bad clothing" and that is definitely true.

Quick story related to that. Sunday we were knocking a few doors and
my toes were completely  numb. We kept knocking, and one person as
soon as he opened the door said "come in." There were about two other
families over to watch the Super Bowl, so I'm pretty sure he just
thought we were more guests. Luckily he was nice enough to actually
let us in. I told him who we were, and I said that the circumstances
might not be the best to sit down and talk about Jesus. He told us we
could warm up for a minute and he offered us food. Unfortunately it
was fast Sunday:( but it was still really awesome.

Trackting in -20 isn't fun under any condition, but we gotta do something.

Basically we have been doing a lot of finding. Some of the people we
are working with are planning to visit their country, so that should
slow things down for a while. Oh well, there's always more people to

Have fun and stay warm!

Élder Grimmer
Like a boss.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It has been above 0 C for most of the week, and a bunch of snow has
melted. It's kinda bad though, because that means all the snow became
water, which is now ice. Today is -12, and win wind chill it drops to
-20. The ice is pretty bad; I almost slipped on ice on some stairs
last night, and saved myself at the last moment with the handrail.
There is an unwritten rule that if a missionary slips they owe their
district Tim Hortons donuts at the next district meeting. Elder Nyman
will be bringing donuts:). Next week is supposed to go back to -20s,
so wish me well.

This week was awesome. We met Elder Echo Hawk of the Seventy his week.
He taught us how the process of assigning missionaries works, and he
gave a powerful witness of how the Lord calls prophets. It was a
really cool experience. Plus we also got trained by the missionary
department, with special changes made to the schedule and key
indicators. That was awesome as well.

We had three people at church this week! Two were less active members
we were working with, but still three people at church is unheard of.
We also had a bunch of lessons, and something big went down with one
of our Investigators, so things will be interesting.

Also, not related to anything, but we moved a couple driers for the
Ronald McDonald house. That was fun. I got shocked, but nothing too
crazy. There was a lot of jerry rigging to make it work.

So yea, life is good.

Élder Grimmer

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Our week of spring is over, it's back to cold. Last Saturday there was
a bunch of fog, and it was humid and cold. It dropped a lot of frost
on the trees and it looks really pretty. It's about -7 C, so not bad.

This week we will have a missionary broadcast on Wednesday And Elder
Echohawk of the Seventy will have a meeting with us on Thursday. It's
going to be an awesome week!

So this week has been a bit harder, but it was good. We didn't really
meet with any anyone except Angel. So we knocked a lot of doors and
talked to a lot of people. Nothing too crazy.

Take care!

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sweet note

Here's a story I think you'll like. A few weeks ago we were contacting and I was depressed. Basically everyone said no and was super rude. We got in the car to go somewhere else to knock doors, and my companion who was driving felt to turn on a road and park. It was a culdesac close to Mill Creek, a creek that runs through the city. I did what I do best and went exploring, jumping across the creek and following game trails. Afterwards I felt much better. It was so pretty with the snow and the creek. Elder Nyman said he felt I needed that. God takes care of us!

Love you!

Slush and Snowmen

It is +5 and incredibly warm up here. I made a snowman. We went street
contacting and I didn't even need a coat. The wind was fun though, it
still bites. Last week was still chilly before the warm came, but it's
supposed to stay warm for now.

It has been a hard week, but a week full of growth. It gets difficult
sometimes, but it is amazing how God takes the time to pick us up. One
really cool story; we were out knocking doors and we met a guy named
George. I opened up talking about the family and testifying of God's
plan for families. He said it was a bad time, that he had recently had
a death in the family and was talking to other family members. God's
timing is perfect. Enough said. So yea, Canada's pretty great.

Élder Grimmer

Monday, January 16, 2017

Boots and Suits Again

We had a few meetings and Church to attend, so we were wearing suits
and has been about -15 to -20, but last week it felt much
worse. -15 is really not that bad, but last Wednesday was just
terrible. It was snowing and humid, and humid cold just bites to the
bone. Wind chill has been a killer as well.

This week has been a good one. We got new Investigators. It was a guy
we found tracting. Our president is very fond of the talk "Fourth
Floor Last Door" and he was the last house on the street. We found
them almost a month ago but only stopped by this week. We had two
lesson so far. We taught the Plan of Salvation and he really liked it.
So as we were teaching, his daughter and her friends left to go to the
night club. That was fun. They are a fun family. His wife was
apparently a former investigator from a long time ago; the
missionaries invited her to be baptized. I'm not sure what happened,
but they are a cool family.

So we have been working hard. We went on exchanges and the first door
we knocked on was a Spanish guy from the Dominican Republic who let us
in. They were Seventh Day Adventists but they were nice. Then the next
door was a 19 year old girl with a 3 year old son, and we talked for a

Well it's been fun.

Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's been pretty cold. There have been lots of little flurries. It's
been about -18.

So I got sick for New Years. It kinda sucked. I threw up at church. :(
that was no fun. I think I've had enough sleep for three days. Well
I'm better now so yea!

Other than that it has been a regular week. We helped a member rip up
a bunch of carpet. That was fun. We have been working hard.

Élder Grimmer