Hey mom! Glad to hear everyone is doing so well and you are actually kind of happy about the snow. I miss snow, it has gotten pretty cold here the last couple days, sweater weather. It has rained a few days also and biking in the rain is freezing. I love knocking on peoples doors soaking wet.
New Years was pretty interesting. So we had a zone meeting, then after the zone meeting we watched a movie. Every year on New Years President picks a movie that the mission can watch. Last year they watched Frozen, and then this year we watched The Polar Express. I'm not a big fan of Polar Express so I was a little disappointed, but it was fun taking it easy for a little while with some friends. The rule in the mission is we have to be home by 6 oclock if we dont watch the movie and if we do we have to be home by 8. The movie started at 6, and we had an hour drive home so we had to leave in the middle of the movie, so we didn't even get to watch the whole thing haha. Oh well, we had a tie trade before that and that's the reason I really wanted to go anyways.
Things are going well in this area, the branch is really changing, there isn't as much hatred as before. We are planning different activities and things so that we can build more unity. It's super weird as a missionary. We see so many people that just have bad relationships just because of silly little things they do, like not trusting each other, little lies, or just a lack of communication. Half of the time I feel like we do couples therapy. Which isn't what we should be doing, we shouldn't get into people's lives or relationships at all. The Gospel will change their behavior anyways, but it is just super weird.
Thanks for everything! I love you and miss you! Have a great week!