Serving in the Canada Edmonton Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Week 18, 1/25/16

Hi everyone! This week was full of driving, driving, driving, driving, a little missionary work, and more driving. Between driving down to Edmonton, exchanges, and going up to Wabasca again, we ended up driving about 1300 kilometres (800 miles) this past week! We were in the car about 15 hours just with those trips, let alone driving around Slave Lake. It was still a great week though! 

Elder Hunsaker and I are getting to be pretty good friends and we have a good time. At the beginning of the week we had the opportunity to hear from a couple apostles and other general authorities at the first ever worldwide missionary training broadcast. It was awesome I learned so much! Then right after that we had a ZTM and got more good training, then after we drove back to slave lake after that, we got to watch the face to face youth fireside with Elder Rasband! So it was basically a whole day of driving, sitting, and listening. It was pretty relaxing and nice to just be able to sit back and be taught by the spirit! 

A map of Elberta showing where we have driven in black

Friday and Saturday was exchanges and I got to go to Barrhead with.... Yep you guessed it. The legend.  Elder Sortomme.  Nothing too interesting happened there unfortunately. On Saturday when I got back from exchanges we had lunch and then hopped back in the car and headed up to Wabasca, a sketchy town about an hour and a half north. Our investigator Txxxxxx, who is on date for February 27th, cooked an awesome meal for us and we taught him the plan of salvation. This is his fourth or fifth time taking the lessons so he understands everything pretty well, but it was really good to finally get to actually have a lesson with him! We visited a few other less actives up there briefly afterwards and then headed back. Other than that nothing to noteworthy really happened missionary work wise this week. We went 6 days in a row with at least one lesson getting cancelled every day haha, it was a bit frustrating but it happens. 

                               This is what its like driving in Alberta in winter when there is little light .

In other news I FINALLY saw the northern lights!!! Awhile ago I signed up for this email subscription that sends you emails when the northern lights are likely to be out in the area. Wednesday night/ Thursday morning (it was like 3 am) I woke up to my annoying email notification sound and it was a "northern lights red alert," so I woke up Elder Hunsaker and we drove about 10 minutes out of town where it was dark and they were definitely there! They weren't super bright and magnificent, but they were still really cool. I can check that off the bucket list now:) Well I hope you all had a great week! Thanks for all the love and support, you're all the best<3 Elder Bonny out.

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