I love it here!! I have to admit--this week has been a little rough because of all the students being gone for Thanksgiving, but we have so much going for us! They call it, "Lara-dise," for a reason. ;)
The work here is just great, and I am seriously SO excited to be serving in the Ivinson YSA ward! There are actually three YSA wards here in Laramie, and last night, we had a meeting with the LDSSA President and all of the YSA missionaries, and we are going to do some pretty crazy-incredible things the next couple weeks! School gets out in a couple weeks, so we're going to really utilize that time. This Friday, we're going to set up a table on campus and have hot chocolate and cider, while playing Christmas music, and waving around signs to bring people in to our booth. They will then fill out a survey (where they will give their name, number, and address....BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!) so they can enter in this raffle we're doing. The survey will ask questions such as, "do you believe in God?" etc. The grand prize will be a gift basket full of like dinner and a movie things (including, "Meet the Mormons" and other commissary...like probably a Book of Mormom. :) and gift cards and things). SO at the end of the day, we'll draw a grand prize winner, of course, but we'll also have A TON of potential investigators, with their names, numbers, and addresses....!!!!!!!!! YES!!! :) :)
Also, I just want to mention--you have probably all heard about the "He is the Gift," initiative the church is doing. I would challenge all of you to go online to christmas.mormon.org or really any social media sight like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc and watch it!! You should also have some pass-along cards with the link #sharethegift from your Ensign this month, and I invite you to hand each of them out. We want EVERYONE to see this video clip this holiday season! It's an incredible way to invite friends to, well, anything, this holiday season, so take advantage of this opportunity! :)
Continue to keep us in your prayers. The missionaries really truly need them. I know that the promise God has given me that angels will be round about me is true. God truly watches over His children. He will answer your prayers. Listen to the incredible gift of the Spirit that He has given us.
p.s. I would send pics, but Idk if this computer will take them. :/ all well!