December 16th 2013
It has been pretty cold this week and we have had some fairly heavy snowfall on a few of the days, which has made biking difficult or impractical at times. We just have to do the best we can. We spent some time shoveling walks in our neighborhood, which at least gave us something to do. We've found a few neat people this last week. Last Monday, we were in Walmart and met a guy named Jeremy who stopped us and asked where the nearest LDS church is. It turned out that his wife is a member and they live in our ward! We visited him later in the week and he is interested in learning about the church and being baptized. It was pretty cool. We also found a couple of other neat people that we are excited to start working with.
We had a good exchange with our zone leaders on Wednesday and they gave us some good advice about missionary work and working with people. It was fun to work with them and their companion in their area. Being around other missionaries is usually pretty fun.
Yesterday we went tracting in an apartment complex near ours. We found a guy who told us to come back this morning. When we came, expecting him to not be there, we found him and his wife at home and were able to teach them a brief lesson. They want to know more, too. They are very close to our apartment, which is good. Hopefully our weather will level off again soon and we will have an easier time biking. Biking in general has gotten a little easier as we've gained more practice, but the snow still puts a damper on things. We went a couple of miles yesterday, to contact a referral from church headquarters, but they didn't live there! We were able to visit a less--active guy though, so the pedaling wasn't wasted. Anyway, I don't have too much else to report. I hope everyone back home has a wonderful Chrismas season and I will make sure to figure out the details for calling home by next week so we can work that out. Have a blessed week!
Elder Ethan Schow