Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Slow, Snowy, No Church & Superbowl

Dear Family,

Had a very different week this week, started out by having a SUPER slow week, like everyone we tried to visit weren't home or they didn't live there anymore. We were going through some potentials and some former's because the area has been a little slow lately and we just haven't been having any luck. We also got dumped on with SNOW!! Like it was CRAZY!! It started snowing Saturday evening, then on Sunday morning it was just crazy outside! It was windy and we had some huge drifts! Some cars were covered in parking lots and everything.

We got a text that said cars were grounded, then got a text from the ward mission leader that said the stake had cancelled church. That was weird for sure. So we were like, since church has been cancelled does that mean Fast Sunday is also cancelled and we can eat? We were told Fast Sunday and the Break the Fast were cancelled and would not be rescheduled, but you could still fast if you like.

Since we couldn't go anywhere and we couldn't drive, we had the Erickson's come pick us up and we spent the day with them. We played games and had dinner with them and the Leylands came over with funny Teddy. We finally got him to say our names, it's cute how he says them.

Everything is going well with my companion, he has kind of the same personality as me, just chill with anything so I've had to really step it up and take the lead. I was talking to him and said that by the time he learns the area, he'll be going home. I told him that maybe the president was testing me to see if I have ANY leadership skills. lol! And I guess I was companion told me the president called him and said that my comp would come here to help me with that. I'm not sure how I'm doing with the leadership skills, but I'm trying!

The lease on our apartment ends at the end of this month so we will most likely be moving to a new one then.

I'm thankful for the chance I did have to fast on Sunday, it was harder because we were sitting right next to food all day long....but it was worth it!

Have a good week everyone!! Love ya'll!!

Patriots FTW!! (for his mom!! :)

Love, Elder Searle

 A picture we sent Brendan for Christmas and he added himself to it. :)