Monday, February 23, 2015

Snow and Sleet Week

Dear Family and Friends,
This week was like one big day. On Monday it snowed a lot. We stayed inside all day for p-day and around 6 p.m. we went outside and attempted to shovel the snow. I was just getting into it when Elder Nimmer tried to go back in to get his gloves, however, he realized that he had locked us out. We had no way in. We tried to use a credit card to unlock the door but no dice. We had to walk to the owner’s house, ill prepared and I was freezing. Good thing the owner’s house was only a half a mile away.  The walk was still long and very cold.

On Tuesday we walked to Draffenville. We were blessed for going out. We met a youth church of Christ pastor and he was very nice. Not a lot of people out and about because of the snow. We got a pinball machine from a member. We had to be back at 6 pm each night so we made half an igloo. A member took us to Walmart for food and another member brought us dinner. On Wednesday we went to Benton, by car thank goodness.  We were only allowed to drive on main roads. We had little success.

On Thursday we brought McDonald's to our new member who just recentrly was baptized.  We then visited Ledbetter where we met with an atheist.  He had a terrible attitude which was not fun and again we had to be back by six. On Friday we worked Calvert City. We meet with some less-actives. An old lady tried to send us right home with soup and cookies, but we were like we have an appointment right after visiting with you, so she let us stay for a little and we still received the soup and cookies. We had dinner at a member’s home in Calvert City. During the dinner it started to sleet. Upon leaving, our car and the roads were iced over, eek. The member loaned us an ice scraper. We drove home very, very slowly. We took Purchase Parkway home and it was iced over but we drove in the middle of the 2 lanes. We did hit a bad part of the road but we recovered, but the minivan behind us didn't :( … it hit the railing hard.

On Saturday we had to stay in all day. We moved our study room to the other room and reorganized. I read a lot of Jesus the Christ.  That book is very good and inspiring. On Sunday, church was canceled, but the Briensburg church of Christ wasn't ... so we went there. It is fun saying Briensburg Church of Christ in a southern accent. First you mutter Briensberg and then say church of Christ as one word. The experience was fun, the singing was bad, because no music, and the guy was really loud in the mic. We then went to Grand Rivers and talked/met with some investigators. On the way home, at 8:30 p.m., the snow was glazed, it looked so cool. The light on the snow was so beautiful. We are having a mission wide conference this week. We will be getting new iPads to keep; I get to take it home. The conference will be on iPads and using Facebook. Since we are being taught about how to use Facebook, we will not be using Facebook for about 2 months. Today we are bowling in Paris, TN, with a 25 ft. Eiffel Tower.

19 For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have... Mosiah 4:19

Love, Elder Blazzard

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