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, January 5, 2015

Another "interesting" week in Kamloops

Well, this week has been very interesting. The first few days where normal get stuff on Monday and knocking on D's teaching people and meeting with members, you know, the usual. On New Years Eve we had to be in by 6 and weekly plan until 9. That was really different and we had one of our Zone Leaders Elder Smith with us. 
         Then we had exchanges on Friday.  Elder Tolman and me went with Elder Woolf, who is in Kamloops First ward. This was the beginning of a very different week because in Kamloops first area they have downtown Kamloops and so they go street contacting, which is when you go on a busy street and you just go talk to people basically what you do on the door step except you are walking with them down the street. This is very different from what I am used to because in our area we have no places to go street contacting so we just knock on D's. Street contacting is a whole different animal in that you have less time to teach and to testify so it took some getting used to but eventually I got some what comfortable with it and it was actually pretty successful in that we got quite a few potential investigators from it. Then that day it started to snow and it wasn’t too bad maybe an inch at the most. So exchanges were really good and Elder Woolf is really cool.
         On Saturday we exchanged back and we went and tracted up in a new subdivision and we literally had to hike up a mountain to get there but Elder Kelly insisted on tracting up there so we did and it was pretty cool but the people there where pretty prideful and didn’t want to listen to us. It was stinking cold and windy. 
Tracting in the freezing cold
We found a rooster
We did a lot of service on Saturday for members. We where kind of stuck in at night and had to have members drive us to places after 7 because the roads where so slick. 
         This is where it gets really interesting. On Sunday is was pretty cold and kind of snowy but during church it snowed a ton and we had to go shovel the sidewalks twice because it was snowing so much and then we had to go the hospital to give someone a blessing and it took us almost 40 minutes to get to the hospital and we got stuck like 6 times trying to get up there and had to back up a road because it was too steep for us to get up it. So, after that we got members to drive us everywhere and we walked a little bit but driving was out of the question and the members we went and visited that night told us that it was going to snow until Tuesday and they weren’t lying because when we got up there was 11 inches of snow on the ground and we spent our whole companion study getting the snow off our car. 

Well I have to go because we have to go shopping and one of our members is taking us so we can actually get there. Bye!

Love Elder Slack

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