This is how much we love snow in Tacoma!
This week felt like it was a month long, but it also flew by, which is a weird paradox to wrap my mind around. Anyway, we were working really hard to try to find some new investigators to teach. We found a few people, but then they all ended up being pretty flaky, and I was starting to get discouraged. However, in the words of President Hinckley, "We have every reason to be optimistic in this world. Tragedy is around, yes. Problems everywhere, yes. But … you can't, you don't, build out of pessimism or cynicism. You look with optimism, work with faith, and things happen." So, I was trying to have a positive attitude, and it really payed off! We had a lady named Jennifer show up to church all on her own. She just looked us up on line and came to church. Talk about the opposite of flaky! I asked her why she was interested in our church, and she said she had a rough childhood, but some of her friends who were members of our church were really supportive of her and got her through her challenges. So now, as an adult, she felt like it was time to become the kind of example those friends had been to her. She is just the nicest lady, and I am so excited to work with her more.
Also, this week we were put in contact with a Cambodian member who just got transferred here in the military. His name is Phirun, and he is basically an answer to a lot of prayers, because we are really trying to build up the Cambodian congregation, but we don't have any actively participating men, so it has been a little difficult. But Phirun is super involved, and he created an Asian branch in California when he served his mission there, so he has a lot of good experience to draw from.
Other than that, here are some pictures.
This is Sister Minnich and Sister Choo. They share our apartment now. Their bathroom flooded, so we had to bail it out.
It also flooded outside because a really heavy rain came and melted all the snow, and the combination was more than Puyallup could handle.
And of course, a goofy selfie.
That's all for this week!