Monday, February 2, 2015


Pictures are better than words, so pictures you will receive. But I'll get some text down here before the stuff you really want to see.

I'm emailing early today because, surprise, snow is falling again! We have blizzard conditions here in Boston for the second time in a week. After I finished my email last week the snow began to fall, and we spent our evening delivering emergency supplies to the zone with the senior couple the Walshes (who spent the day at costco buying lanterns and food), which turned out to be useful when our power and heat went out that night! 

The MBTA (boston's public transit) was shut down the next day so we couldn't go anywhere, and spent 6 hours shoveling our neighbors and our street and the rest stuck at home. The best part of the storm was watching a backhoe plow our street.

The storm threw a wrench in our plans, because as a zone we set some ambitious goals for the last week of January that required us to be out on the street and working every possible minute. So we had to compensate when the snow stopped; and through miraculous means, we accomplished our goals. Suprisingly Cape Verdeans deal with "sanoh" pretty well (why don't they just say neve?), although I'm pretty sure they don't have any in Cape Verde...

The best moment of the week was when we were at the house of one of our longtime investigators Luisa, whose son PJ was baptized in November. We taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and she told us she had a surprise for the end of the lesson. When we finished, she told us she had decided she wanted to be baptized! She said she had experienced more happiness and peace in the church than in her entire life before, and that she wanted to be a part of it. 

Now the snow is falling again, and they're saying another foot is coming, so we'll be buried even more by the end of today! enjoy the pictures and I'll see you next week!



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