You are not alone

"You are not alone on this journey. Your Heavenly Father knows you. Even when no one else hears you, He hears you. When you rejoice in righteousness, He rejoices with you. When you are beset with trial, He grieves with you...He sees you not as the world sees you; He sees who you really are. He looks on your heart. And He loves you, because you are His Him earnestly, and you will find Him" -Pres Uchtdorf

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Spirit of Christmas

This week has been really different from most, probably because it was Christmas this week. But it has been a really great week! We went caroling with the Mathiesons on Monday, which was really fun not because I like or am good at singing but because the Mathiesons are really awesome and are a lot of fun, which is probably why we go visit them every week.
The Mathiesons

           Besides that nothing too interesting happened until Thursday except we did get to go visit Harmon and Sukhi, who are a Sikh couple that we are teaching and they are so cool they are really open to visiting with us and are really seeking for the truth. One thing that I learned on Christmas Eve is that people are not that nice and not too open to 3 teenage kids knocking on their door so we decided not to go tracting on Christmas because we figured out people are not going to like us knocking on their door on Christmas day.

           Well, Christmas Day was really cool except we still had to wake up at 6:20 and go exercise and had to do studies before we could open presents so we had to wait until 10 am to open presents which I have never done in my life!! It took all my self-control but it was really great because I got a really nice sweater and a fresh sweater vest, which is really sweet. I also got some sick ties that have Captain Moroni and Angel Moroni on them and I also got a ton of candy! Which is probably not the best because I am probably going to get really fat and then have to get sent down to Vancouver so I can walk off all the weight I gained. 
Bring on the candy!
Then!! We got to Skype our families which was really awesome because we weren’t even allowed to Skype until the Monday before Christmas so it was really sweet except we couldn’t figure out how to set up Skype so that we could all Skype at the same time but finally we got it all figured out and it was really cool except Krista was crying and I don’t even know why, she got an iPhone and an iPad for Christmas so I don’t know what she was so upset about ;) 
Broadcasting to the TV for the whole family to see
When he finally called...
After that our Bishops wife made an awesome breakfast, which ended up being for lunch.
Picture that Bishop's wife texted home
Then we basically just went and visited The Peirsons, Mathiesons, Brooks, and Fraziers. It was really nice to be with family even if it wasn't our own.
Hangin' with the Fraziers

           Then on Friday we weekly planned and then went on exchanges and Elder Tolman and me went down to Merritt with Elder Eshrich. It was really interesting because Merritt only has about 10,000 people and they only have 20 active members. That is because a lot of the people are druggies and that is not being mean because we went and tracted for almost 3 hours and half of the house smelled like weed or the people were drunk.  So, Merritt is pretty interesting to say the least. For dinner we went to a member’s house and talked mostly about football, baseball movies and his mission.  He served in Norway and he told us that they were encouraged to go to harry potter in the movie theater and we found out that Norway is a lot different than here and some crazy stuff happened to him that I am not going to talk about.

Christmas Day also happened to be Elder Tolman's birthday. Happy Birthday Elder Tolman!!
Elder Tolman, me & Elder Kelly
It snowed...again!
Elder Tolman's snowman

Well, I have to go because time is up but talk to you next week! 

Love Elder Slack

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