I hope y'all are enjoying the snow and Christmas-y weather, because it feels like maybe September 1st around here. Definitely never thought I would get to the point where I would miss scraping ice and snow off my car, but I think I'm about there!
This week was good, nothing terribly exciting happened. We've just been trying to follow up with a bunch of our new investigators, and unfortunately not one of them so far has been reading the Book of Mormon or praying, and for the millionth week in a row no one came to church. Slowly but surely we're working with them to understand the importance of the Book of Mormon because, in reality, the foundation of our testimonies resides in the Book of Mormon. Because if that's true, then Joseph Smith really was a prophet. And if Joseph Smith really was a prophet, then he really did have the authority of God. And if he had the true priesthood of God, then La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias es la iglesia verdadera! It's that simple! This week Sister Johnson and I listened to the Jeffrey R. Holland talk from the April 2009 conference called "Safety for the Soul" about the Book of Mormon. I would strongly suggest to anyone to go read that talk, or even better, watch/listen to it. It's powerful! I'm trying really hard to emphasize the Book of Mormon in lessons with new investigators (and with everybody in general) and not just use it as "Oh yeah and here's this book if you want to learn a little more." I just love the Book of Mormon. I could go on and on. It's the best ever.
Sorry this email is kind of short and not super detailed... We did a ton of things, but they're all kind of blurring together at this point. Next week's email will be better because coming up this week is a sisters' conference in Baton Rouge with all the Sister Missionaries in the mission and interviews with president. I also get to go to Baton Rouge to see the sealing of my favorite family EVER this Saturday and transfers are next week. Still praying I'm not leaving!
I love you all so much! Go build some snowmen and drink hot chocolate for me!