Happy New Year to you all as well! I hope it's a great one. This is the one year where I get to spend the whole year as a missionary, it's exciting! I'm glad y'all made it through skiing in one piece and that things are so exciting back home. I can't wait to hear how the temple tours go and the about the cultural celebration. Maybe it is a good thing I'm not there to be in it and Chase is because he definitely got the dancing ability between the two of us.
This last week picked up a bit since the holidays are coming to an end. This weekend has been freezing though. The humidity makes the cold go right through you down to your bones and then the wind starts blowing, it makes knocking doors and adventure. We had Missionary Leadership Council this past week and they changed up all of our zones. Now each stake is it's own zone so the zones now have a mixture of Spanish and English missionaries. We lost six companionships and gained three so we our zone is small now, only 8 companionships. Should be fun though.
Elder Porter says that he doesn't know the people you mentioned mom, I guess the world isn't that small.
We had a follow up lesson with Destiny and got her back on track, she recommitted to reading the Book of Mormon, praying, and coming to church and she did on Sunday so things are looking up. We are now also teaching this young Hispanic guy, probably our age, who seems like he is totally ready to change. It is funny how the Lord provides you with teaching opportunities. They always seem to come from other sources, not directly from the work we do (which is mainly tracting). Most of our solid investigators right now are referrals. The Lord is blessing us though, that's for sure.
One funny story for the week. We live with the Hoyts, an older couple in the ward who are quite unique. Anyways, Brother Hoyt is starting to lose his marbles a little and he says some weird stuff that Elder Porter and I end up laughing at for hours. He is also hard of hearing and he mumbles whenever he speaks. With that as a backdrop, we were sitting in sacrament and all of a sudden we see him going up to the pulpit to bear his testimony and he mumbles through a strange story that some how includes having the Lord with you which we have heard before and is just a strange thing, then instead of closing with "In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." He just mumbles "thank you" at the end of his story and walks down. Elder Porter and I almost lost it. We were sitting there shaking for about ten minutes trying not to laugh. He is just the epitome of an old grouchy guy who is a colorful character.
So that's my story for the week. Transfers are in two weeks. I don't think anything will change for us but you never know. I hope we stay another transfer together, we are working hard and having a great time.
I love y'all, hope you have a great week and I hope you set some goal for the new year!