Hello hello! Its a beautiful white day today! I LOVE THE SNOW!!!! i love the beautiful snow here in the North- its ssoo fluffy and you can see every single snowflake- they are sso big i love it! i wish you could see the picture on my camera.. ugh. well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!! I sure did! For Christmas we (the missionaries), got together and opened presents and played a game and had a white elephant gift exchange.. it was ssoo fun- of course.. The Zone Im in is ssoo great. i love all of the missionaries ssoo much! We sang at a nursing home- the oldies but goodies LOVED it.. Then we talked to our families and later that night we had dinner at one of the families houses.. They have a daughter Emily- who is SSSOO much like me! shes ssoo cute.. shes 20 and working at a fabric store- shes less active and this is why i just met her for the first time now! So it was fun to spend time at this familys house.. hhmm.. what else did I do.. Oh the Wanners- a hubby and wifey from the family ward- had all the missionaries over for a dinner Christmas eve- we played games and some of the missionaries watched Forever Strong- of course i had no interest in movies- so i dont know anything about it.. Well. We had transfers and since my comp (S Dunn) was in regina and my comp s marble was getting transfered there- they just had us drive the 250ks and swap comps.. it was a fun drive- then on our way back- me and sister dunn drove 50 ks the wrong direction!! Correction.. I drove the wrong direction.. we were leaving late too.. and thank Heavenly Father s dunn pointed out that the road didnt seem familiar- so i went to pull over and check out the map and i drove us into the ditch.. wwhhhhooops.. yeah in teh brand new 2011 mission vehichle.. whoops.... we got stuck and it was at least -25 cel. out.. and of course i didnt pack boots or pants or anything- because we are in canada- why would i do that. ugh.. so im pushing the car in boots a rain coat with a thin coat underneath and only tights on.. sssoo cold.. but an amazing woman and man pulled over and tried to help us.. it was on such a slant with so much snow that it was NOT moving uphill- but kept slipping down hill.. ugh. so after 30 minutes of pushing and trying we were going to call a tow truck GOOD THING there wasnt one open.. that would be ttoo much money.. ugh. so i was praying and praying that we would have the strength of 10 men to help so i wouldnt have to pay a TON of money for a tow truck.. just as we were about to drive into regina to get a truck, a car pulled over and 4 Native men came out and they literally LIFTED the car up ( the back wheels were not touching the ground originally), and moved it to the road.. WHAT A MIRACLE!!! i was ssoo grateful they did that! Thank you Heavenly Father!! so we turned around and i had S dunn drive the rest of the way home.. haha. all i told her was- Im sorry sister Dunn.. But get used to it- youre now companions with "sister Horning".. oh man. well.. I have something IM super excited about! I met someone that I love more than ANYONE (other than family) I have ever met.. Weve spent some time together and been able to hang out a bit and Im excited for when Im off my mission and I can come back and visit.. We are going to hang out ALL night, laugh and tickle and be able to have sleep overs.. Her name is Penelope.. Shes 3 and my best friend EVER.. shes sssoo stinkin cute.. she calls me "Hornin' hahaha.. oh man.. she and I truly are best friends.. shes the daughter of the Schiess'- a family from one of the wards.. they are seriously amazing! I will for sure hang otu with them when I come back to visit.. THey are hilarious.. Sarah- the wife/mom does roller derby- shes ssooo great!! I love her so much! and Richard the hubby/dad is really good at art- really good.. they have 4 kids and the kids are beautiful and super talented.. i seriously love them all.. aahh. anyways. i love that we are able to meet some of the best people of our lives ON our missions.. hmm.. Oh a man was hit by a car yesterday and dead in the middle of the road- the elders saw it- sad.. crazy how we dont know what will happen day to day and we cant plan but we never KNOW what will go on in our lives.. its so important to be prepared and doing what we should be so when dead sneaks up on us- we dont need to worry- we already have our lives in line! i pray for that man and his family and friends.. things like that can be super hard! I am ssoo thankful that i have the gospel and knowledge what happens after we die- and what we can look forward to.
Ok I better go. I do want to let you know a bit about my new comp s dunn- shes great! Shes the 6th of 11 kids.. she has the most beautiful voice, plays piano and clogs. shes ssoo sweet and shes totally down to earth. i really love her a lot and im sssoo excited- we are both on the same teaching page and working/finding page.. we are both so excited about this transfer.. we have a goal to see 3 baptisms in this area! and I know we willbe able to see it when we work hard and do all we can! I love this gospe- i KNOW it changes lives- its changed mine. I know its true. I know that Jesus IS the Christ and that through Him we can all be forgiven and made better.. we do need to do all we can do- we are not just saved by Grace alone.. which is great- because if we didnt have to work for salvation- it wouldnt feel like it was worth it!! i know THIS church is true !I am sssoo grateful for the amazing opportunity i have had to be able to serve the Lord for the short year and (almost) half. im grateful for all the blessings He has so freely given me !I better gobut know that i know these things are true andanyone can know the truth if you study correct sources, ponder and pray. i love you all! thank you for all you do! Thank you so much for the love and support! OH and Kathie- thank you so much for the Christmas package! You always know exactly what i like! you are the best! and yes.. i ate BOTH bags of beef jerky within 2 days- yes i shared.. but i ate pretty much all of it! haha. love you!
Love sister horning