Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Week of 12/19/11

I can't believe that it is already almost Christmas time. Really crazy. It is raining out now and doesn't really feel like Christmas. But it seems that it might snow by Christmas here which would be sweet. This past week has been good. We got to see a good number of people. Then we had a ward Christmas dinner and party that was really good and got to see a lot of people, that we invited, come to it. SO that was sweet. Then the other day we had an Elders Quroum white elephant party. It was nice. Since missionaries are cheap, our gift was 2 pieces of chocolate, one of those little games where you flick balls into U-shaped things with scores on them (except ours didnt have any balls in it), and a 1/2 bottle of used nyquil. They got a kick out of that. So, sweet week of hanging out with members and helping out some people this week. We really need to work harder though when it comes to finding investigators and getting them to progress. That has been a problem in this area forever. Plus it is really hard this next couple of weeks with Christmas and ppl out of town and all that jazz. But we are optimistic that things will get better as we work alot harder. Our missionary mutual thing this Wednesday with the youth in our ward was really good. They got excited to pass out Book of Mormon's and pamphlets and stuff. Always nice to get some ward support in missionary work. Elder Miller is nothing like my last companion so it is different getting adjusted to his teaching style, personality, etc. But it should be good. We both want to work hard and just need to plan right to meet our goals and do all we can to keep working. Funny that I almost forgot this week we get to call home. Kinda weird thinking that I can talk to my family. It hasn't felt too long. But I am excited to call and see how things are and talk to y'all. Everything has been really good here and doing well. I am finally getting over a cold that I have had for like a week now but its chill.
Can't wait to talk to everyone on Christmas. Hope everyone else has a good Christmas and take the time to remember what Christmas is about and slow down the commercialism of Christmas and reflect on not just the birth, but the whole life of the Savior and what He has done for us all. May we all keep Christ in Christmas.
Love you all. Thanks for the many prayers.
Elder Roe

P.S.-Good news! Elder Roe got his Christmas tree and trimmings! It was in the office of his apartment complex!
Here's a few pictures....more to come!

This is Elder Roe and his MTC companion.

The BOM is the BOMB!

Elder Roe and Elder Palmer with Cameron at his farewell party. Cameron left for his mission. He will be serving in Raleigh, NC.

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