Mama, Daddy, and Chris!!!
How are y'all doing?! Last week was crazy!! We were snowed in Monday and Tuesday--Sister Fine and I were sooooo stir crazy!! We ended up shoveling driveways, just to get out of the house for a bit! Wednesday was the first day we were really able to get out of the house--we weren't allowed to drive yet, so we decided to try tracting on our street...it was freezing! We knocked on one door, and then we were like, "I can't feel my face...or my fingers...or my feet." So we texted our zone leaders to see if we could drive yet, and they said to pray about it and decide as a companionship. Sister Fine and I both looked at each other and said, "We're driving!" haha, Sister Fine's a good driver!
Anywho, transfers were moved to Friday instead of Wednesday! Sooo...I'm still here in the Hills of Mars! My new companion is Sister Pontius from Beaumont, Texas. I'm having to get adjusted to a new companion after being with Sister Fine for so long--we were super comfortable together. But she's really great, and she was actually Sister Fine's companion in the MTC! Sister Fine went to Powder Springs--not too far away!
So...I think last week I told y'all that we have three baptism dates! Natalie, Fred, and Joe! Natalie has still been coming to church pretty much every Sunday (she's only missed a couple of Sundays), and she's still hoping to be baptized on February 12, if she can get her parents' permission. Her dad has been coming to church with her most Sundays, as well! He's a really nice guy, and he has tons of questions! He's supportive of Natalie, but he's hoping Natalie will wait until she's 18 to be baptized, so that he and her mom wouldn't really be part of her decision...so we'll see how it goes. Please keep Natalie and her family in your prayers!
Fred also set a baptism date for January 29! Fred is 19 years old, and he has a friend who is serving a mission right now. (I want to say he's in Brazil, but I could be wrong?) Yesterday was his first time coming to church--it sounds like he enjoyed it! We're seeing him again on Tuesday night!
And I don't know if you remember Joe, but awhile back, he'd set a baptism date for October 31, but he went out of town pretty much right after we set a date with him. So we didn't see him for awhile, and when he came back home, we could never catch him at home, so we dropped him. But about a week after we dropped him, he called us asking if we could come by and teach him a lesson!! We came by to teach him, and he set a new baptism date, this time for February 26! We're excited for Natalie, Fred, and Joe!! Please keep them all in your prayers!!
The Atlanta Temple is supposed to be dedicated in April!! We don't have a specific date yet, but April's not too far away! And President Monson is going to dedicate it! Oh my goodness, I'm sooo excited for the temple to reopen!!! I hope we get to help out with the open house and dedication! We'll see what happens!
I think that's about it for now...how are y'all doing?! I haven't gotten a letter yet from last week, but it should be here tomorrow or Wednesday. Y'all can still send mail to Sister Cruse's home until about February 20-ish. Time is flying by...it's crazy!! I'm kinda ready for it to warm up, though, haha! People here say it starts warming up near the end of February...can't wait, haha!
Anywho, I sure love and miss you tons!!!!! I think of y'all allllll the time, but I'm staying busy and that helps! :)
Sister Crowe xoxoxoxo