Monday, February 23, 2015

A WOLF????

Wow, it's just a day of snow all around! 
We also woke up with snow on the ground, but it's still snowing here!
It's kinda cold here, but when it snows, there is a lot less wind. Yesterday was really cold! 
It was about 30 degrees, but the wind chill made it feel like 5 degrees. Brrr. But, at least it's nothing like Tyson's mission. I bet he's always freezing. I just get moderation in every thing. Austin roasted, Tyson froze. I'm just here. The weathers not as bad as I thought! When I came to Oklahoma, all I thought it was going to be was super swampy, humid, and tons of mosquitoes. So far its only humid. Something that the Oklahomans brag about though, is that they have more coastline (meaning water touching land) than the United States coastline on the West does. Ha, I don't think that includes Alaska or Hawaii though.
Well, this week was verrrrryyy interesting!
We had a very crazy experience on Wednesday! So, about 7 pm, the clouds started to gather into what looked like the beginnings of a tornado, so we went to our apartment to grab rain clothes and what not. Well, we were about ready to go outside, so I opened the door up, turned around to grab my gloves, and a wolf (or at least what I thought was one) ran right into our apartment and looked like it was going to bite me. So I moved out of the way, and said "oh crap", so my companion was in the entryway to the bedroom and living room, and turned around and yells "what the freak" in a super high pitched voice. Now, there's something you have to understand about my companion. He is almost deathly terrified of dogs, and probably even more so of wolves. So, the dog wolf thing ran over to my companion, and while that was happening, I ran right out the door and shut it behind me. Meanwhile, the dog wolf thing ran at my comp, and he luckily had an umbrella in his hand, and he swung it at the dog and hit it twice, and it ran into the other room, and he shut the door behind it. I found the owner of what was apparently a dog, and sent him in our apartment to go grab the dog. So ya, after getting super excited that a tornado (or what looked like one) was coming, and dog to scare us, we were pretty shaken up! Every time a dog barked at us that night, we would both jump and watch for a dog. But apparently the dog was very friendly, because as it was leaving, it licked my hand. Ha, oops! 
Well, this week we've seen a few miracles. We taught a 9 year old kid for our first time last week, and by the next time we met with him, he had already read 12 chapters in the book of mormon, had set his baptismal date by himself, and had already picked who he wanted to baptize him. So amazing! He's came twice to church and brought his whole family! His family, which were members, hadn't been to church in 8 years! And they all came because of him! I've definitely learned that no matter how young you are, you can make a difference. It's amazing! 
We sadly lost one of our very promising investigators this week. We have been knocking on his door a few times, and he has not been answering, so we thought, eh, maybe he's busy. But then we were walking down the street and as we were, we saw what looked like our investigator, Chris, and he quickly threw on his hood, crossed over to the other side of the street, and looked away as we walked by. As we walked by him, I said "hey Chris", he looked up, said hey, and walked away. Ah, it's hard to see someones potential, and they don't want to know about it. 
I know the Lord will always be there for him if he ever wants it. 
So, the ward i'm in is amazing. Apparently some of the ward is getting into nerf gun wars. They have giant nerf gun wars at the church, and throw out tables as barricades and do that for family home evening! Ha, it's great!
I love you all!

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