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Monday, March 2, 2015

...Some minor injuries and what not!

Look at me, at the forefront of every Canada winter fashion :P

Well hello again!
Here we are again, another week where I have no clue what to write... I am super bad at these blog letter things... But, I keep trying, and that's the best that I can do :P
Oh what a week it has been here in Bridgewater! Some interesting things have happened, some minor injuries and what not!
Monday: Nothing all to interesting. It was a pretty average P-Day. We went shopping at Frenchy's, which is basically Canadain DI (And pretty much sponsored by the church because that is where all the Mormons shop :P) I picked up a nice tie and a scarf, so I shouldn't be freezing again anytime soon! But yeah, other than that it was your pretty normal Monday.
Tuesday: We went out to Lockeport with one of the members to do his Home Teaching and to see if we could possibly get in to see our investigator out there (Lockeport is like 2 hours away from Bridgewater) Success on both parts! We went to see a part member family out there, and it was such a great meeting! We ended  up giving them both blessings one of healing and one of comfort and council, it was awesome! They are such sweet people! Then we went into Lockeport Proper and talked to our investigator out there. Since we were last able to get in to see him he as read most of the Book of Mormon, the Gospel Principles Manual, and has started on the Teachings of the Presidents. So, basically what I am saying is he is solid! He has a hard time with modern day prophets, but we read James 1:5 and Moroni 10:3-5 with him and he got really excited and said he was going to pray until he got his answer! He is super great!
Wednesday: District meeting in Sackville. It was a pretty great meeting. Not only was the whole district there, but the Zone Leaders came along, and the Sister Training Leaders. It was a wee bit intimidating! But everything went well, and life is good :D After the meeting we started our exchange with the Zone Leaders. I brought one of them back to Bridgewater with me, and my companion went on back to Kentville with the other. Like I said in my previous letter ALWAYS CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE AN EXCHANGE! It took us over two hours to get back to Bridgewater because it was snowing so hard (and Sackville is only about an hours drive away on a good day) But, we were still able to knock a little, and have a supper appointment with a great family before being confined to meetings for the rest of the night.
The "Ice-roads" of Atlantic Canada! We are driving on about 3 inches of ice, its pretty scary stuff!

Thursday: We had a pretty full day of work. We went out to Mahone Bay to do some work out there. We went to see a less active memeber out there who only hasn't been to church because she has a lot of health problems. She is amazing! A couple of weeks ago, she got a major infection in her foot and it ended up taking a huge chunk of her foot off, leaving the bones and the tendons exposed. When she came home from the hospital, she asked us for a blessing, and we came over and did that for her. We came on Thursday, after she had just been back to the hospital for a check up on in. The flesh had regrown over the bones and tendons, and she was almost 6 week ahead of where she should have been in the healing process. It was incredible! This lady has so much faith! She is an inspiration to me! We finished the night off by driving out to New Ross and switching back companions.
Friday: It was an interesting day. We had an appointment a ways away from home, so we travelled all the way out there, and got stood up... So we tried some of her neighbours. One of the doors we knocked on ended up being a former investigator, and she told us to come back when her husband was home the next day so that they could learn together. That was pretty exciting. We spent the rest of the night in Games Night that we put on for the ward.
Saturday: We were all over the place! I think we ended up driving about 200k (124 Miles). We had an appointment in Chester, and then another appointment back in Bridgewater, and then another appointment out in Middlewood. It was pretty crazy! We got out to Middlewood for the appointment with the former that we had set up, only to find we had been stood up again... it was pretty disappointing... But that is how life goes!

I don't know if you can see it, but that is where I bumped my head... oops...
Sunday: Church! It was fast and testimony meeting which is always great. After church we got a call from the former that wasn't home on Saturday and asked us to come back over that day, and invited us over for supper! So we went out a little early, and were also able to meet with the neighbour that had stood us up a couple of days before. We had a little bit of extra time before we had to be over for supper, so we knocked a couple of doors in the area, and this is where the minor injuries occur... Remember that this is Canada, and it is winter, and there is ice EVERYWHERE! We were walking up an uphill driveway, that was completely covered in ice. We got so near the top of it, when I, with my incredible balance skills, slipped on the ice and smacked my head on the ice. My head snapped back a little bit so I hit the ice twice, and popped all the way down my neck. I laid there a little dazed for a minute, but was able to get up and keep knocking. No major injuries. Just a cut on my forehead, a huge goose egg, and a sore neck and hands, but life is good :D
So yeah... That is where life is at! Everything is going well! I still haven't seen any moose, just in case you were wondering. And I have yet to see anyone ride a polar bear to their igloo home... guess those are all just myths... bummer.
I hope you are all having a great week! I love y'all!
Hockey hockey, Moose moose, Maple Leaf, Sorry about that, Eh?
Elder Nielsen


my deformed and leprous thumbs...

Jk, it's actually just where the frostbite is peeling of :P

A sweet license plate was saw! This person knows what's up :P


This is the view outside my apartment, in case you were wondering.

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