Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bipolar Nebraska Weather

Dear Family,

Welcome to the land of Bipolar Nebraska Weather! Where it snows like no tomorrow one day, warms up, snows a ton again then BAM! A couple three day of wishing I could wear shorts and flip flops. The side effect of this weather is a lot of people have been getting sick and that has hurt the missionary work a bit.

On Wednesday, we decided to go out and shovel snow for hours. We went around and did some driveways for some older people, some less actives, helped a mother in the ward shovel snow because he husband was out driving trucks. We were out for about 5 hours and had fun, and I felt it the next day! My arm muscles were so sore and I slept wrong on my shoulder so that was killing me, I just walked around the next day with a dead arm pretty much. lol!!

I was telling Elder Bywater that I haven't really slipped on the ice yet here, so of course, a couple hours later I slipped on a hill because I thought it would be cool and walk on the retaining wall, then when I jumped down, I totally ate it. Then the other day, we were helping a member move out a desk and my companion and I were going down the flight of stairs when my foot missed the stair and I stepped in the only muddy part on the cement, it wouldn't have been too bad if the desk didn't land on me.

Sunday we helped the youth in our ward. They are doing mini missions this week and it started yesterday. The sisters, the senior couple and us all taught about Preach My Gospel and why it's so important. We had 3 classes that were 15 min. each and it was pretty awesome. I really enjoyed teaching the class because I totally realized that I actually am starting to turn into a pretty good teacher, at least a lot more than I give myself credit for.

Elder Bywater is the quietest companion I've had, I've been stepping it up these past couple three weeks (Nebraska language) since he'll go home soon.

Had a pretty good week and this coming week should be even better. We are going on exchanges with the DL on Tuesday and have Zone training on Thursday and a temple trip on Friday so right there, you know we are going to have a good week.

Hope all is going well with you guys, good luck, have fun and take luck!

Love, Elder Searle