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Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Deadly Ice Weapons

Hello Hello, here we are with another Monday!

I guess I will start out by writing my weekly email, so I don`t forget and not have any time. Good plan, eh? Let's see if I can think up anything exciting that happened this week. (I just remembered something that is kind of exciting... But you are going to have to wait until the end of the letter to find out, because it happened at the end of the week :D) (or you can just read the subject of the letter...)
Shoveling out

Monday: Nothing too exciting on Monday. It was a pretty normal Pday. We never seem to have enough time to actually do anything on Pday, but that's just how it goes... (as I was typing that, I realized that I think I said almost exactly the same thing last week... I'm getting old in the mission, so I repeat myself a lot....) Oh, we got an Oil change, I guess that's different, and kind of exciting... not really, but we can pretend. After Pday we went and knocked on some doors for a little while, and then finished the night by cleaning out the Baptismal Font! Yippie!

Elder L and the Ice
Tuesday: We did a lot of finding in the first part of the day. Gotta find those people who want to hear the Gospel, ya know? When I said the first part of the day, I really meant all day... I just looked at my planner, and that's really all that we did. We had a lesson with Margaret, getting ready for her baptism, and that was about all that we did for the day.

Wednesday: District meeting. Fun times, as always. After district meeting, we had a correlation meeting with the Branch President, and then, you guessed it, went back to finding. Not much actually got done, because we were working on finishing preparations for the baptism. We had Margaret's baptismal interview in the evening, and that took a super long time, but only because of the Language barrier between here and the interviewer. She passed! We got her all set up with a baptismal suit, and basically just got her ready to go :D

Thursday: Lots of finding on Thursday. We had a lesson with Margaret at the Ugly Mug (a little cafe on the CBU ((Cape Breton University)) Campus), and it went really well. Afterwards, we picked up on of the members for Institute, but when we got there, we found out that it had been cancelled. So, we had a little activity, and a spiritual thought, and that was that. That was the end of our day.
Just A Little Snow

Friday: Our day got thrown for a bit of a loop on Friday... We did out weekly planning like usual, and that was fine. We had a lesson out in Glace Bay, and it went really well, we were able to teach two of our investigators at the same time, and it was awesome. While we were in the lesson though, the weather outside decided to turn nasty. A good ol' Canadian NorEaster kicked up outside. It was a full out blizzard. Now this is where that exciting thing that I promised earlier in the letter happened. They say that your mission is chalk full of new exciting experiences, and I guess Car accidents just happen to be one of those experiences. My advice, don't go driving in the middle of a blizzard, you might just not be able to stop your car when you hit the breaks... But good news, everyone is okay, and we didn't do too much damage to the other guys car. So it's all good :) But yeah, those are not my favourite thing in the world... I don't like car accidents! Don't get in them please! Yeah, so basically that just shut down the rest of our day right there. I spent the rest of the night doing paper work, and being happy to be alive :D 
In Case you want to see the damage

Saturday: We spent the whole morning shovelling snow. And when I say the whole morning, I mean the whole morning. We didn't finish up until 1:00 when we had to go to a lunch appointment. And still, there was more we could have done. When they say 25cm of snow, they are lying it was more like 45-50cm! So we shovelled and shovelled and shovelled. But we were not going to let anything stop the baptism! We were determined! Our lunch appointment was awesome! And then we spent the rest of the day preparing for the baptism! We got the font all filled up (with muddy water....) and the chapel all set up... Just to remember that we had forgotten to ask anyone to play the organ, so we made some quick phone calls, and got it all put in order. It turned out really nice. It was an awesome baptism, and I am so happy for Margaret! 
Us and Margaret

Sunday: We confirmed Margaret in Sacrament meeting, which was pretty awesome! I got to do the confirmation, and that was a pretty neat experience! I loved it! It was also the 5th Sunday, or as they call it here "Missionary Sunday", so Elder Lerminez, Elder Beacham, and I all got to speaking in Church. That was pretty fun. I always enjoy getting up and talking to people. It's not too often that missionaries get a captive audience, so I love it when they cant run away!
The Cake that one of the Members made for the Baptism
So, yeah. After Church, Elder Lerminez was not feeling too good, so we went home, and most of our day was spent in the form of a nap. Yes, sorry to burst your bubble, but missionaries are indeed human, and have to take naps sometimes. When he woke up, we went and visited a few people, and that was pretty much it.
All of us and Margaret

So yeah, that was pretty much our week! Exciting, right :P

I hope you all have an incredible week! Love ya!

Hockey hockey, Moose moose, Maple Leaf, Sorry about that, eh?
Elder Nielsen

I got the sweater grandma knit for me

Margaret likes to be taller than people

US and Margaret again.

And Again!


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