That's neat that you and Ellen got to take care of Eli. Is Christopher still living with you guys? Are you getting along better? Andre I can't tell you how appreciative I am that you are organizing everything for me. I was so worried to email today and find out what happened with school and everything. Thanks for taking time to set me up for school. This week was pretty good. We were teaching machines. Back to back appointments most days. Everyone is doing really well and they're all slowly picking up speed in progression. XXXXXXX picked up the Book of Mormon this past week and just decided to start reading it. Now she is in 2 Nephi 8 and really applies the scriptures to herself. Laman and Lemuel drive her up the wall. We are teaching this guy, XXXX, who we received as a referral. We had our second appointment with him this past week and it was just amazing how with it he was. He had read the restoration pamphlet and was able to explain to us that Christ established his church and AUTHORITY when he was on the earth. I can't tell you how many times someone has realized that on the first go, like zero people. And he got it! It was sweet!
It began snowing last night and is continuing right now. I like the snow and seeing everything in white. In my mind its the only excuse why its allowed to be cold outside: snow. We had a zone training meeting on Thursday and interviews with the mission president. There are only going to be 2 new sisters coming in in February so the likelihood of me training then is low. There is something like 8 or 19 coming in march. Someone keeps throwing this 19 number around but keep changing the dates up on me. So I have no idea. We got to visit another little dorf in our area called Bad Bederkesa on Tuesday. It's a beautiful little town. The lady at the city office, Mrs. Devil (that was her real name only in German) helped us get a map of the area. It was too funny. We got to visit a less active who said she made a new years resolution to attend church every week. That was cool to hear.
Fly safely to New York and be sure to have fun with Tyrone and Char! love you Andre, thanks!