Happy New Year! I'm excited for the new year with new adventures to come!
We're working with a part member family-- the Frasers-- and we were able to meet with them a few times this week. Josh was a member growing up, but hasn't been to church in 20 years. His wife, Erica, isn't a member. They have two cute young kids who are a lot of fun. They've been meeting with missionaries since August but they're making slow progress. I am happy they are still progressing! They just started coming back to church and have been every week they've been in town for the last transfer! Erica is reading the Book of Mormon and knows it couldn't have just been made up by Joseph Smith but she doesn't think that she has her "answer" yet. We asked her husband how he felt-- they are reading it together!!-- and he said that it had been a while since he started reading it this time, but the more he reads, the more he remembers that it's true! They act like a Mormon family and I can just see them being active members of the ward. When they came to church, so many people came up to them and said hi and were very welcoming and we kept introducing them to even more people. Hopefully they'll be ready to stay for all three meetings soon!
Joe is still doing well and we are excited to have Brandon back this week! Brandon's been up at his mom's house for the past 2 weeks, but he is back as of last night and we are seeing them tonight! They are so excited to be members and Joe wants to be more involved in missionary work already! They are great :)
There was a "snow storm" last night and we have a quarter to a half an inch of snow so the library closed, Walmart was empty, and we are emailing at the Mac Store today! It's funny how things are so different over here! I love Knoxville, I love West Hills, I love being a missionary!