Monday, January 5, 2015

Freezing rain

This week has been good, but pretty crazy. Monday we got a new car! It's really nice and I'm not used to all the fancy features this car has. I'm used to manual roll-down windows, haha! New Years Eve we didn't do much. We just got to get off at 6 and go play games and sports with the other missionaries in Lubbock.

The freezing rain this week has been so crazy! Because of it, the ZLs banned us from using our cars and even our bikes for a couple days. We have crashed a couple times on our bikes even on the days they let us use them, haha. No really bad ones, though. The first day of the freezing rain we headed off to an appointment and before we got there my glasses had a sheet of ice on them so I just didn't wear them for the rest of the day, haha.  Here's a picture of them. This was after they had melted a little, but you see how crazy it was!
When we have appointments we'll lock up our bikes and when we go to get them afterwards they'll be completely frozen over. We had to walk them home once it was so bad. 

As a zone this week we've been focusing on getting 40 morning finds for each companionship. It's taken a lot of knocking doors because no one's outside and most people when they answer will just tell us, "come back when it's warmer". We made it though! And we've met some pretty awesome people, who we'll hopefully be able to see again! 

Not much has happened with our investigators this week. J was supposed to come to church, but wasn't there when we went to pick him up. He gave up drinking, smoking, and tea pretty willingly when we taught him the word of wisdom, though! 
I think that's about it, but I'm super excited for Elder Bednar to come speak to us! I'm not sure if you remember me telling you when we skyped that he's coming to talk to us missionaries as well as the Lubbock Stake. 

Oh! We also got to go to the temple last Saturday! This family invited us to come to their sealing and it was really cool! This guy in our ward did the sealing. The spirit was so strong! I love the temple and am so grateful for the blessing it is. For the opportunity we have to be sealed to our families forever and to be so close to God when we go there. I love and miss y'all.

-Elder Carlson

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