Monday, January 14, 2013

Cold Days

This week has been colder than most. The high each day has ranged between 11 degrees and 19 degrees. The low on two days was zero! The funny part of it is that it still doesn't feel as cold to me as my daily walks to the DC Metro to get to work. The humidity just does something to make all temperatures less bearable. Nonetheless, I am grateful that we're entering the cold part of the winter because that just means we're closer to my favorite time of year...when the weather is warmer!
This week we received a call from someone who had taken missionary discussions about a year ago. We had tried to meet her a few weeks ago, but she wasn't home. She called and asked us to come over so she could tell us that she had been reading the Book of Mormon for that year, studying the missionary lessons with a friend, and wanted to be baptized on January 12th! It is exciting to see how ready she is to jump into her single's ward and become involved. It will certainly be a great experience for the ward.
We also trained our eight ward mission leaders this weekend as part of a stake training. We were asked to do it since the high councilor was out of town for the weekend. It was a good opportunity and helped me realize all that goes into training people to do a volunteer role in a ward.
Elder Bolling

Monday, January 7, 2013

Learning From Great Leaders

Last Monday we had the opportunity to hear from Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. His family, including concert-violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, performed music for us. It was quite the treat. On top of that, tonight we will have the privelidge of hearing from Elder D. Todd Christoffersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. There are many blessings associated with serving in Utah.
In a non-missionary related topic, I found out last night that the Washington Redskins captured the NFC East Championship. The Lord sure does bless us in multiple ways for serving...because that hasn't happened in thirteen years! Hail to the Redskins!
The biggest news this week has been the snow. Some of our missionaries are from Arizona and other places warm. They tend to do pretty silly things in the snow. In the past two weeks we've had two bumpers torn up because of snow accidents. It pains us to have to "park cars" so often for missionaries who simply don't know how to slow down.
Elder Bolling