I’m pretty sure I’m serving in Antarctica right now…

Because it’s so cold! Weird place to get transferred to… #NYAM (New York Antarctica Mission)

It was a pretty funny week 🙂

I had three bloody noses this week, (don’t worry I called the doctor after the third one 🙂 However, it has made me very grateful for a mother’s loving care, and reflect on my own mother’s sweetness.

The first one happened as we were leaving an apartment building we were tracting. I asked Sister Hallsted for a tissue but she had just used her last one 5 minutes before. So she suggested that we go to the last door we knocked on (she had just rejected us minute before that). When she answered, she immediately let us in and grabbed, tissues, a bag, a towel, some ice, etc. And she started helping me. I could obviously tell that she has the experience of a mother. Well, it was one of those nasty one that just bled and bled and bled. Eventually, they wanted to take me to the emergency room! That really freaked me out. But I prayed and prayed and prayed that my nose would stop, and it did, right as we were about to leave to go to the hospital.

The second one happened while we were at our investigators house, you know the one with the sheep? well, we were out feeding them when it started so we headed back in and she got me some ice, and she was being very mother like as well. I am grateful to know that when I am not close to my own mother, there is always a mother around to help.

Another funny story. We went to the hospital to sign up to be clergy (Basically to comfort people when they are sad and such) and we asked 3 different people where to go and finally made it to the hospital chapel to wait for the chaplain to talk with us about it. well we did and we got these fancy little badges with our name on it! It’s so hilarious!  I’m keeping mine for ever and ever!

On Saturday, it was so cold out that we weren’t allowed to go tracting, or be outside for long hours at a time. When it was time to go out to our appointment, my nose started up again. So we ended up having a lesson over the phone, and calling the doctor after 🙂

On our way to church on Sunday, it got as low as -21 degrees! Super crazy! I’ve never been in weather that cold! And this is why I bought a nice coat, for days like that! I must admit, it was kind of fun, because now I can say that I’ve been in really cold weather!

Since it was Valentine’s Day on Sunday, I wrote Sister Hallsted a poem…since we don’t have actual Valentines… 🙂

We had a really great lesson with an investigator this week! We haven’t been able to see her in a while because she has been out of town. It was really good because I felt like I really didn’t have to do anything. Words were literally placed in my mouth! It was the coolest thing ever! (for all you missionaries out there, It was just like the lesson with Jinx from the district…I love that show!)

Even in the cold, we found lots of people to teach! They are all really great people! One cool experience: When we knocked on the door, a man answered and he said, “Hi friends! you can’t come in right now because my wife’s not home but she will be home in a few minutes,” Obviously he met with missionaries before because he knew the drill. So we kept on knocking down the street, and we went back a few minutes later, and we were able to meet with him (his wife was home by then) and he already read the Book of Mormon and he loves it! Super cool guy!

So that’s about the most exciting week ever!

I love you all!

Have a great week!

Stay safe in the cold!

Loves yas! 🙂

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