Monday, March 25, 2013

Get on your knees in Faith, get on your feet and work, Week 10

Hey Ya'll!!!!
This week has been super slow. We have still been fighting the Norfolk Plague. The down side to always being with your companions is that usually when one is sick, the other ones get sick as well. This week it was both of my companions turn to be sick. On Pday last week I was finally feeling well again. Then on Tuesday we went to Richmond for Sisters Meeting. It was so awesome to hear trainings from President Perry! I love that man sooo much. He is so loving, so kind, so inspired! We learned a lot about looking at the positive parts of our day, and looking at the good things we do instead of our weaknesses. As a missionary, I am 100% more aware of all my weaknesses. I am not a scriptorium, I am not the best teacher, and I am still learning how to recognize promptings. BUT... I have made it a goal to look at the positive. I am always trying. Never have I had a day where I look back and say " I wish I had tried harder." Everyday I am so drained! But I have never been HAPPIER!! 2 Nephi 22:2!!!!!! Behold, God is my salvation; I will atrust, and not be afraid; for the Lord bJehovah is my cstrength and my dsong; he also has become my salvation.

The days where we have been able to work, we got in contact with H W, the man we met while contacting potententials, and we were prompted to knock on H's door. He opened the door wearing sunglasses.... Either he is blind which is pretty unlikely because he has been reading the book of Mormon, or he could just really love his sunglasses I guess. Anyways, he still wants to read more before we come over so he can ask us questions. We are going to be meeting with him this week. Wish us luck! hahah we also had dinner at the Y's house. Sister Y is one of my favorite people ever. She is from Englad and is super loud, opinionated, and so loving. I have never met someone and just instantly loved them like I have with Sister Y. She opened up to us about her life. She has had a very hard life, and is still affected by it today. Every time we meet with her she tells us she's coming to church this week, and every week we don't see her. Keep her in your prayers family!
Because my companions were sick this week, for the first time in 2 months I studied alone. I didn't talk for like 3 hours, and so when our District leader called my voice sounded so creepy. Everyday I do something super weird and I fall asleep cracking up at myself. Like yesterday we had to get the elders bike home because we have a bike rack, and I tried to ride elder U's bike. Elder U plays on the BYU football team, is Tongan- I don't know how to spell that- and is about 6'3. In my attempt to ride I fell off the bike in front of the church in the snow. My leg has a pretty nice bruise on it, and I learned how difficult it is to ride a bike built for a giant, while in a pencil skirt. Today I tripped down the stairs of our front door.  Lets just say my companions and I laugh all the time.
We finally got in contact with K today!!! She is so near to my heart! She is the first person we found and taught. She was set for april 6, but she hasn't come to church yet so we have to push her date back :(
We taught L (ludaaaa) this week. We haven't commited him to be baptized yet, but I have a really good feeling about him! We taught him the plan of salvation, and he asked us some very deep doctrine questions that I did not see coming. He asked us if God has a body, then doesn't that mean that God was a man on a different planet before. We were like uhhh.... milk before meat L! hahahaha he also asked us who the Holy Ghost was. If he was a man, if he was a part of God, etc. It was a very interesting lesson..... We redirected the lesson to praying about the Book of Mormon to receive that answer for himself, and he comitted to read and pray!!!!!
Sister L has been throwing up the past couple of days so sister W and I went through the Area book calling Former investigators. We actually found someone!! Here's the story: We were calling a woman named D. A man answered the phone and he told us that he must have her old number becuase he always seems to be getting calls for her. Sister W gave it a shot and told him we were missionaries and that we have a message about Jesus Christ, and if he would be interested in learning more. He told us his pastor tells him of Chirst every Sunday. Sister W went on to tell him how after Christ died many truths were lost. Guys, we set up a return date with this random accidental phone call!!! His name is W! How cool is that?!?!?! I love being a missionary!!I forgot to tell ya'll that we were in a car accident last week! Everyone is okay, just a little collision. We might be car less for a little, so hopefully I can learn to ride a bike in a skirt. Sister missionaries are treated so well here, so they probably will get us a rental car. Don't worry mom, nobody got hurt!
Yesterday it snowed while we were out contacting after church. Its so crazy to me that we live so close to the beach but it still snows! It was one of the funnest days of my mission. We were walking in the snow with our umbrellas blowing inside out and our fingers freezing off, just laughing. We met some solid potential investigators! This week we are all feeling better, so we are going to WORK SOOOO hard!!!!!!!!
Get on your knees in faith, get on your feet and WORK
Love you all!!!!
Sister Snow

Monday, March 18, 2013

Welcome to the South Week 9

Hey Ya'll!!!
This week has been soooo interesting!!! To start off, we got dumped :( I kinda knew it was coming, V wasn't keeping our appointments. V is/was our  investigator who didn't really have clothing on or teeth. She had her husband answer the door and he told us that she was taking classes now and was going to be busy for 2 months, but to come back. So in two months miss V T best watch out! This week was very slow again... Remember how I was sick last week? Well Sister L got sick and we had to stay in on Tuesday instead of going contacting on the college campus here in Norfolk. Then on Wednesday I got sick again.... It was horrible. I had a fever and the flu and everything that could be going wrong with me went wrong. My stomach hurt so badly I hardly ate anything for about 4 days!! cray.  We went to visit a woman in our ward who blew out her knee playing volleyball. Her family is probably one of my favorite families in the ward. They are sooo funny and always make us feel loved. Their daughter reminds me so much of Summer. She dressed as a missionary for  "dress for success" day and read James 1:5 to her friend at school and told her about Joseph Smith! She's 10! So cool! Anyways, we went to help S K out with cleaning because she's been miserable on the couch for a month. When we were about the leave after giving the prayer, she started crying and thanked us for our example and our hard work. It was so sweet to see how the little things we do, and how just dropping by someone's house to show them you were thinking about them can make the biggest difference in someone's day! We are working with a less active recent convert in our ward who is preggers with her 3rd kid. She is the coolest woman ever. We talked to her about the importance of coming to church, and we bore our testimonies about the sacrament. For some reason, in my entire life as a member of the church it never occured to me that after we take the sacrament, we are not only renewing our covenants, we are CLEAN. It is like we are being baptized again! How this never stuck in my brain, I have no idea, but I was so excited to tell her about the sacrament! She told us she really does have the desire to come back to church! Sadly, she didn't come this week, but we aren't giving up on her!!
Another LA woman we are working with is B W. She's about 80 years old and is the cutest  woman I have ever seen! I have so much love for her! She was baptized 30 + years ago and lives alone in a scary apartment by the beach! Norfolk is crazy, but I love the people here so much!!!
Hey guess whattttt!!!! We have a new investigator!! His name is L! He is baptist and looks like Ludacris. I know I've mentioned him before.  He is the man we found when we went tracting when our car broke down a couple weeks ago! He has a strong belief in God and in prayer.  He knows about Mormons and he had SOO many good questions about the prophet!! I had the impression to bring these little dorky temple pictures with me, so I did and he asked about the temple! I love having those moments where you look back in the day and think "That was the spirit." There are so many moments like that when we are focused on listening to promptings! We need to make sure we are constantly listening for that still small voice! We can't do this alone! Sorry about my little rant there... hahaha anyways, we invited L to read chapters 31-32 of Alma and to pray about the book of Mormon. I feel good about him!!
As far as our other investigators... K hasn't answered any of our calls this week. She cancelled her appointment on Weds. and we haven't been able to reschedule. This week we will find out what's up with her! H hasn't answered our calls either so we are going to drop by tomorrow and get to the bottom of this! D D has been very sick the past couple weeks. She's going to be getting a blessing on Tuesday and we will meet with her this week!
Now, let me tell you about the weirdest day of my mission so far....
On Friday I was still feeling pretty ill. But my brain is crazy as a missionary. Even though I am super sick, I refuse to rest. I just want to work ALL the time and resting means weakness. Don't worry, I rested and I feel much better now, and I learned my lesson. On Friday after we taught L, we had to go down to Virginia Beach for Sister L to go to the chiropractor. When we got there, we saw our zone leaders and the Kempville missionaries in the lobby, praying. We walked in to see a girl on the floor who had just stopped seizing! The missionaries were called over to give someone a blessing and they walked into the lobby to see the woman having a seizure. They gave her a blessing and she stopped instantly! Isn't that amazing?? the power of the priesthood is SO REAL!!! As we were waiting for Elder S and Sister Lto get "Adjusted, not cracked," a woman started talking to us about her family and religion. So one of our zone leaders Elder P mentioned the gospel and from then on we had a discussion with her about our faith. I told her about Joseph Smith and I invited her to be baptized!! Did I tell you guys  I'm obsessed with baptism? IT IS VITAL to salvation, it's fun to say, and it's my purpose as a missionary! So we make sure we invite EVERYONE we talk to, to learn more of Christ, to be baptized by someone holding the proper priesthood authority, to come to church, to read the Book or Mormon, ANY thing that will bring them closer to their Savior through repentance and baptism. If we aren't doing that, then we aren't fulfilling our purpose as missionaries!! Sorry, another rant, but it was awesome to talk with her about why our church has the proper authority and why it's important to be baptized! She told us that she has been looking for truth, and that is wasn't a coincidence that she walked into a chiropractor's office with 8 missionaries sitting around!
ANYWAYS, after this crazy experience, we went to contact a referral from head quarters. We come up to the sketchiest apartment complex I have ever seen. There are people wondering outside, looking like they are all on drugs. But that didn't stop us! We walked to the man's apartment and he let us in. The place had NO furniture. An old TV from the 80's that wasn't even plugged in. We stood by the kitchen talking to him about the church, and he told us that he has had the discussions before. As we were talking he kept peering out the window, we invited him to be baptized and he agreed! Just as we had said this, he stopped us, told us he had to get the mail, and ran out side, leaving us in "his" barren apartment with his keys, phone, everything. We watched through the window as 7 people huddled around the mail man waiting for him to leave. So weird. He came back up and we set a date for 4/20. he told us then that he has a smoking addiction and the last missionaries couldn't get him to stop. So as we talked to him about the word of wisdom and how Heavenly Father can help us over come anything, he seemed to understand that it was possible to overcome this addiction. We invited him to church and kept talking with him about what his feelings were regarding Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. He told us he knew it was true.  As my companions were talking with him, I got super nauseous.... so sick to my stomach that I thought I was going to throw up all over G's empty living room. Luckily I didn't, turns out it was the first symptom for fainting. Yep. I fainted during a lesson. Just like when Ammon heard King Lamoni proclaim his testimony of the truth of the gospel, and fainted, I fainted when G told us he knew the church was true. Just kidding... it was one of the freakiest moments of my life! Luckily I was standing against a wall and when I passed out I was already leaning. I didn't fall to the ground or get a concussion, so that's good! I called Sister Perry, the mission presidents wife and she told me I need to rest. The zone leaders gave me a blessing and it was the most powerful blessing I have ever had. He told me that I would be healed if I have faith. I have never heard anyone say in a blessing that they would be healed! It was really cool to have had that experience. After that the zone leaders told us how we were a huge example to our zone and that we hold our zone together.
We later found out from a doctor in our ward that G has mild schizophrenia. We think he is still accountable, but we had to give him to the Elders :(
That was my week! I woke up today feeling so great! I am healthy again! Priesthood power is real.
Thank you for the package this week!! The apartment was very festive for Saint Patricks day!! Love y'all so much!!!
Keep K, D, H, and L in your prayers this week!
Love always,
Sister Snow
PS:  Please send me Jakes MTC address!!! Thank youuuu!!!
On Saturday I was fed a hamburger but instead of a bun it was krispy kremes, and it also had bacon and eggs. Welcome to the south?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Week 8 Lollipops and passalong cards

This week has been a crazy adventure! There is always a crazy story that happens here in Norfolk! To start off, yesterday was transfer call day and all three of us are staying here in Norfolk for 7 weeks! (This transfer was a week short, so its a week longer this coming transfer) Our zone is splitting and we are getting a new zone leader but losing Elder M. Our zone leaders have been such a blessing. They are so bold and hardworking but are sooo funny. They remind me that I don't have to be a robot missionary to be a successful one!
We set K for BAPTISM!!!!!!!!!!! APRIL 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never felt this kind of joy before.... It's so amazing! I love being a missionary and helping people to come unto Christ!! During our lesson with her, we were teaching about the atonement. It lead to faith and we read Alma 32 with her, which led to talking about coming to church and reading the book of mormon and being baptized. As I was baring my testimony she asked, "Why is it so important to be baptized anyways?" Well let me telll you! hahah It was the best question I have ever heard. I am so excited for her. We are working with her to come to church. She has a really hard time with coming to church so hopefully we can get to the bottom of this issue!
That was probably the best news from this week. To be honest the rest of the week was slow...All of our investigators except K cancelled due to being sick or forgetting our appointment and wanting to read the book of mormon more before we came by. On Weds we went to visit V, the super awesome  lady who has the most ghetto accent I've ever heard. She forgot about our appointment so we went to the car,and pulled up to a road around the corner to call less actives and move ins. After we were done calling people, Sister Wylie tried to turn the key and the car wouldn't start! So, we discovered that our battery had died and we were stuck in a super sketchy area of Norfolk. hahahaha typical. We kinda were freaking out a little bit and called the senior missionary couple to rescue us. As we were waiting for them we decided to go tracting so we wouldn't waste the Lord's time! We found two potentials, one looks like the rapper Ludacris. We'll call him L. We will see what happens with them! The rest of the day was spent waiting at Panera for our car to get out of the shop. It never did, so we had to get a ride home and then the next day we picked up our car. Goodness it has been a hectic week!
We had dinner with one of my favorite members, Sister P. She opened up to us and told us about her husband, who stopped coming to church and didn't want to change his ways. She is getting a divorce and has two young boys. She played us this song on the guitar and we were all crying together. It felt so nice to feel close with someone! At times I have felt lonely out here, nobody really knows me and I feel like I have no idea what I am doing. But I have gained such a strong testimony of the Atonement, and because of Jesus Christ I can turn these doubts, fears, and loneliness to him and find strength. It really is working for me. Heavenly Father really does have His eyes out for his missionaries. I have never recognized so many tender mercies in a day as I do walking the streets of Norfolk.
On saturday we went tracting and came across a group of little kids playing in the street, They were so cute, one of the little girls named Payton asked me to tie her shoes for her and they all started following us around the cul-de-sac  helping us knock on doors. We gave them pass along cards with Jesus on them, and we asked what they knew about Jesus. One kid said "he tells us not to say bad words!" then one said "he made us all!" then another kid said "he was married!" we started laughing and then a kid yells "no that was Martin Luther King Jr!' then another kid said "No, that's Barak Obama!" hahahaha so funny. Then when we had to leave the neighborhood they gave us flowers and lolipops. Gotta love being a missionary!
Yesterday I gave my first official talk in my ward! I spoke on faith. It was fun, I was more nervous to give this talk then to give my farewell talk! haha but it went well.
Today we watched the sunrise at the beach. So beautiful. The east coast beach is very different from home, but still so so beautiful!
I have so many pictures to send, but my adapter thingy still doesnt work! I think I'm just going to send my SD card home. I took a video of me on benedryl. Its totes cray. Yeah I was sick this week, and I am finally getting a little better! Being sick on the mission is the worst thing ever. But I got a blessing from two elders in my district. This is going to sound so cheesey, but it was one of the most beautiful blessings I have ever heard. I was feeling so low and gross, and I kept thinking to myself during the blessing , Heavenly Father, do you really love me? I know that is such a sad question to ask, but I did, and the second I thought that, Elder S said how much Heavenly Father loves me and I felt this wave of peace and love overcome me and I started crying. I am so grateful for the priesthood and for the knowledge I have that Heavenly Father loves me and is aware that I am trying my hardest.
I am so grateful that I have the privlidge to be a missionary! I get super emotional every time I think about the fact that I am on a mission right now, and I'm 19!!!!  This is such a blessing that I am able to be here. Because of modern revelation through a prophet I am a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I have never been happier!
Love you all! Pray for missionary opportunities! Be bold!
Sister Snow
Ps JAKEEEEEEEEEEE I can't believe you are reporting the mtc already!!! Get ready for the BEST two years of your LIFE!!!! You will be in my prayers, as well as all of you Mechites! Be strong, have faith that you can do this!! I am so excited to be serving along side my best friend and cousin!!!!!  and mommy please send me Elder Mecham's MTC address!! Love you Jakey!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Chesapeake and Virigina Beach Zone Conference

Sour ball candy and I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY

Hello!!!! This week has been AMAZING!!!  I can not express my joy, so ill start with this: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Monday we got a very upsetting phone call from our district leader about our key indicators. We havent had any investigators in the three weeks we have been here. I was so depressed and we all fell asleep that night crying because we have been working our hardest and nothing was happening. Sister W had to go to Richmond this week with some other missionaries for Leadership, which is like the MTC for a week. So we had Sister E join us this week. We had to take over two areas until Friday so it was hectic. Sister E leaves for home in august, and she was so fun to have with us this week! So, on Tuesday we went about our plans to meet potential investigators, and we had our first appointment with K. I <3 K so much. We taught her the restoration and the spirit was so strong. We found out that she had met with the missionaries a year ago and was struggling with Joseph Smith being a prophet. So we told her to pray about the Book of Mormon, and bore our testimonies of the truth of the Book of Mormon. Everything rests on this book. If the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet. If Joseph Smith was a prophet, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true! K has two sons and she has such a strong belief in God. She is our first investigator woot wooooot!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally after 3 weeks of hard work we are finally seeing the "fruits of our labor." She accepted our baptismal invitation, but told us that she is afraid to know the truth becuase she would have to change her entire life for it. We will see what happens! Apparently she had a baptism date for march of last year, so we will see what happened! So thats K!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
We taught a 10 year old boy in Sister E's ward the law of chastity. thats always fun
On Wednesday we met V T. hahahahaha oh man. So I've mentioned we live in the ghetto ya? V T lives just up the" skreet frhum uhs. " and loves her " bhiiible." She answered the door in robe and let us in. We talked to her for an hour about the Book of Mormon and we read the introduction of the Book of Mormon with her. She was very kind and really excited about it! She was wearing this robe that wasn't the most modest... thats all I will say about that. hahahahaha she also is missing about 5 teeth. But man do I  LOVE her!! We are going over the restoration with her this week, and I am sooo excited to teach her!On Thursday we went to visit a couple who had been taking discussions a couple years ago. They weren't home, so as we were about to walk away, her neighbor answered the door and asked if we were Jehova's Witness. We get that a lot. hahah we explained that we weren't but she slammed the door on us. As we were about to leave I had the prompting that we should try the neighbors to the left of us. I didnt think much of it, but suggested that we try the neighbors. This is when we met H. He was super interested in the message of the restoration and gladly accepted the Book of Mormon. He was so polite and we talked with him for about 30 minutes on his doorstep. I though he was baked because his apartment smelled a lil funky and he had on these cray cray sunglasses. Sister E informed me they were dilation sun glasses though. hahha  I am too quick to judge. Dont worry I've been working on that :) So H is our third investigator! It is so cool to meet people who actually are interested in what we have to share! I have been getting so used to doors being slammed in my face that it doesnt even faze me!
After we met H,  we met D.D. She has a lot of back issues and she's the mother of a 16 year old youth in our ward! She's gotten the lessons 4 times, but the missionaries stopped coming a couple years ago. So when we visted with her she was really excited to see us! She told us that its only a matter of time before she gets "dunked." hahahh that was probably the best thing I have ever heard in my entire life. She said she believes in Joseph Smith and she's just waiting for an answer to her prayers about becoming a member! Wow!!!!!!
On Friday Sister W came back from Richmond with all these new ideas for finding people and tips on how to be more bold! Before she came back we went to the college here called ODU, Old Dominion University to practice "By the waying." Which is walking up to people and talking to them about the gospel. We "practiced" this in the MTC and I left the activity crying because it was scary. Ya embarrassing. But, I finally mustered up the courage to speak to this nice looking black man and guess what happened.....He didn't speak English. He just moved her from Africa and didn't understand what I was saying. So that was a nice ha ha from this week.
More miracles of this week: we found a Mexican restaurant. I ordered a cali burrito and guess what Chan? It didn't suck! But that's not even the best part... a man in the military payed for our meal! He is a less active in the bayside ward and said he respected what we were doing! How kind is that?! People here in Norfolk are so amazing. Everyone here has such a strong belief in God. No matter what religion they are, everyone is united in their faith in God. It is so amazing to hear people talk about why they love God and how they have seen His hand in their lives.
Yesterday we met the infamous sister W.  She is a little cray cray. Shes 4 foot 9 and her hair goes past her bum. She gives every single missionary her  "Testimonies." Every fast Sunday she apparently writes up her testimony for the month and then hands them out to everyone. She is the member of the 1st ward of Norfolk, so we don't get to witness this wonderful event, but the elders in the 1st ward told us that they have all 82 of her testimonies posted in their apartment and they read one before they go to bed. hahaha she was bragging to us about how filled up she got the meal calender.

In personal study I have been trying to focus on the bible, but I had the impression that I need to read the Book of Mormon where I left off. I came across Alma 26:27-32, 35-37.
27 Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success.
 28 And now behold, we have come, and been forth amongst them; and we have been patient in our sufferings, and we have suffered every privation; yea, we have traveled from house to house, relying upon the mercies of the world—not upon the mercies of the world alone but upon the mercies of God.

 29 And we have entered into their houses and taught them, and we have taught them in their streets; yea, and we have taught them upon their hills; and we have also entered into their temples and their synagogues and taught them; and we have been cast out, and mocked, and spit upon, and smote upon our cheeks; and we have been stoned, and taken and bound with strong cords, and cast into prison; and through the power and wisdom of God we have been delivered again.

 30 And we have suffered all manner of afflictions, and all this, that perhaps we might be the means of saving some soul; and we supposed that our joy would be full if perhaps we could be the means of saving some.

 31 Now behold, we can look forth and see the fruits of our labors; and are they few? I say unto you, Nay, they are many; yea, and we can witness of their sincerity, because of their love towards their brethren and also towards us.

 35 Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, ball wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.

 36 Now if this is boasting, even so will I boast; for this is my life and my light, my joy and my salvation, and my redemption from everlasting wo. Yea, blessed is the name of my God, who has been mindful of this people, who are a branch of the tree of Israel, and has been lost from its body in a strange land; yea, I say, blessed be the name of my God, who has been mindful of us, wanderers in a strange land.

 37 Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen.

 32 For behold, they had rather sacrifice their lives than even to take the life of their enemy; and they have buried their weapons of war deep in the earth, because of their love towards their brethren.  I was overwhelmed with the Spirit. These scriptures related to us so well, and it was such an instant faith booster! I love the scriptures so much and the peace they have brought to me. Also Alma 31:31-35!!!!

I decided to take the advice of Elder Bednar and start reading the Book of Mormon with a question in mind. So, I took the inexpensive version of the Book of Mormon and I have been reading about how to increase my faith, and what the blessings of faith are. I recommend doing this! By the end of my mission I hope to have multiple books filled with answers to specific questions. ahhh i just love this book so much. The words from God are such a comfort to us, and I wish I had studied them more diligently!!

Last little miracle of this week! Today at the laundry mat, a man came up to us and asked us where our church is located!!! That NEVER happens!! I gave him a passalong card with the churchs address on it, and we are teaching him on Thursday!!! WHAT?!?!?! oh man I have never felt a joy like this in my life! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!!!! I am having so much fun and I love every minute of it!!!! I have to speak in church on sunday, bring it on!!! The things i used to fear now are my favorite things to do. Guess what mom. I might even participate in a musical number this week. Thats right... singing. If it works out keep me in your prayers :)

love you!!
Sister Snow
guess what i found at the laundry mat... sour ball candies!!!!!!! Dreams do come true