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 1, 2014

"We saw a lot of blessings.."

Well, this week has been really interesting and very different from the others. If you didn’t know we crashed our car on Monday and we have been on foot for the whole week and have walked about 30 miles since Tuesday and it’s snowed 3 times in the last 6 days.
Still snowing and no car 
 We saw a lot of blessings on Tuesday. While we were walking up to a former investigators house we stopped at three houses to help people shovel their driveways and they all said that we could come back and so we set up return appointments!! A lot of stuff like this has happened this last week, like a less active family just randomly showed up at church this week and we set up an appointment to go visit with them. It has been really cold here this last week anywhere from -10° to -25° celsius (-13° to 14° fahrenheit) I know that it doesn’t sound really cold but it feels a lot colder when we are walking outside for 5 hours a day. 
  We did get an American Thanksgiving on Thursday because there is an American family that lives in our ward and moved here a year ago. It was so good and very awesome but they couldn’t make rolls as good as Grandma Bette's. At least we got an American Thanksgiving and they have an awesome bear pelt hanging up on their wall.

Bear pelt at Gilespies
 We had a really good spiritual thought about the Atonement and how important it is in our lives. It’s not just for fixing mistakes but it can be used for every aspect of our lives and is so much more than being forgiven of our sins. It can be used when we are sad or in pain or need strength. We do need it because as humans we cannot make it to live with Heavenly father again without it. This shows how much we need Christ in our lives because without Christ this life would be hopeless. Luckily we do have Christ and we need to rely on Christ because we cannot get through this life with out Christ. This week has shown me how much Christ does help me and helps all of us with everything and I really learned how grateful I am for things like a car and for a heater and I am really grateful for the members in our ward that drove us around and let us come visit them so that we wouldn't have to walk around in the cold. I also realized how much I dislike the cold. I almost forgot but I had to speak in Sacrament, which, if you didn’t know, I really do not like doing and the heater in the chapel wasn't working so it was like 14° celsius (57° F) during sacrament and it was freezing up on the stand. That was a very interesting experience that we had at church this last Sunday. Two talks that I read to prepare for my talk that I thought were amazing where "You Matter to Him" by Elder Uchtdorf in the 2011 November Ensign and "We Never Walk Alone" by President Monson in the 2013 November Ensign.

Love, Elder Slack

P.S We do get a new car today and Elder Tolman is coming up tonight. If you didn’t know we are getting a new companion and we will be in a Tri this transfer.

Our sweet Christmas Tree

Me and Elder Kennedy

Elder Smith, Elder Wood and myself

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