We Hate Our New Room Mate
What's good friends,
This week kinda disappeared on me. We had interviews with our President, we did lots of finding on Wednesday, we did exchanges on Thursday, Friday had District Council and such and then BOOM on Saturday it snows like 14 inches. This was different than just your average 14 inches of snow back home in Utah, it gets so dark here so fast so it was spooky. The only way to describe it was like when Sully and Mike get banished to the snow place, it was pretty wild to experience when we went contacting. But we had a snow miracle that day, while we were contacting we said what's up to a lady that crossed us on the street and then she was like to the other side when she said hello back and then Elder Mohi yelled and asked where she was from and she ran back across the street to talk to us! I was pretty surprised but we started talking about the weather and she asked why we were out and we told her all about being a missionary and that stuff and she was way interested. We asked her why she was out in the Arctic weather and she said that she had been studying all day and she just "felt like she needed to take a walk." That was pretty wild, we asked about her religious background and she didn't really have one and then she asked what was different about our church and I talked about the Book of Mormon is one difference and she accepted one! Hopefully, something comes out of that but I thought it was pretty cool.
Alright to the title of my email. I had been on exchanges all Thursday and when we got to District Council on Friday to exchange back Elder Mohi told me that someone had broken into our house but hadn't really taken anything they had just knocked over some stuff over and moved some stuff, this made sense to me because as missionaries we are very poor and we don't have anything of real money value anyway. Well we head home from District Council and I am bringing all my stuff from exchanges into our bedroom and on the top of a mattress that we have up against a window in our apartment there is a squirrel. My first thought was, "Is that real?" and then it moved and confirmed to me that it was indeed real and it was in our bedroom. I yelled at Elder Mohi and he thought I was joking so he didn't come but I yelled at him again and he walked over and was like what the freak. It hopped down and ran behind our suitcases in the closet, I started filming and Elder Mohi grabbed a broom and was poking at it and it hopped from behind the suitcases, onto Elder Mohi's leg, into the kitchen and then behind the oven. I started poking at it and then it went into the oven. We called our landlord and he sent a patience guy who took our oven apart and then the squirrel fell out and ran underneath our sink and up into the wall. The pest control people came and put in a trap and it's been living in our wall ever since. We named him Korihor because he is the Anti Christ. He is a terrible roommate, he never cleans up, he eats all our bread, and he refuses to go into the trap. We came home from Church and our apartment was TRASHED. I buckled down and locked the entrance from into the wall and the entrance to our kitchen, I packed it with boxes, pillows, and weights. It looks really ghetto but hopefully Korihor will be good and go into the trap.
Anyway sorry for the long email. For a quick spiritual thought we were reading about Lehi's dream in Sunday School and I always think that it's very interesting to read about the people that weren't in the Great Building and weren't at the tree of life, or left the tree of life. It talks about that the began to "feel their way" to the great and spacious building. It then says that many were lost and drowned in the river. People who want to go to the great and spacious building don't even make it most of the time! They can't live up to it or don't fit in with the other people. Just remember that next time you're tempted by something worldly that you know isn't good for you, you might not even make it to the building. Jesus Christ, on the other hand, lets everyone eat the fruit no matter who you are.
Love all you guys, talk to you next week!