Our Car Froze Shut – Downingtown #2

So funny story. No one here knows how to drive in the snow! Crazy
right?? So there must be a ton of snow or something right?….. Try an
inch and a half. Haha I’m serious. We had a member coming with us to
teach a recent convert and the member was just going to meet us there,
but about a half hour before the lesson it started to snow (as in,
there’s no snow on the ground yet, it’s just in the air) and she texted
us asking if we were still planning on going out. She was really
nervous about driving. And we had a few people ask us if church was
going to be cancelled because of the weather. Hahaha. Too funny. But I
mean, apparently it’s happened before. Don’t worry though, we still
had church.

A few days ago Sister Johnstone (my companion) and I had gone back
to our apartment to eat dinner. After dinner we had a less-active
member that we were going to go visit and hopefully have a lesson
with, so we head out to our car and what do you know, it’s frozen.
There was a layer of ice over the whole car that would not come off no
matter how much scraping and defrosting we did. After trying
everything we could think of to get our car defrosted, we just decided
to go back inside and go through our area book and make sure
everyone’s info was up to date.
On Tuesday we went to an assisted living center and watched a
performance there with some of the people. Sister Johnstone and
I each walked someone down to the area that the performance was going
on and sat with them and sang songs with them. It was seriously SO
On Saturday every single one of our lessons fell through except
one with a recent convert. Seriously, like five lessons got cancelled, including
our dinner appointment! So sad! But it’s okay, we went to
this place called Wegman’s and got dinner and saw everyone on their
cute valentines dates.
On Sunday in ward council we had members from the stake presidency
there (because it was also ward conference) and they talked about how
we can all help investigators and less active members. One of the
counselors in the stake presidency talked about (actually he pretty
much chastised everyone, honestly haha) how as ward members (and
missionaries) we need to step it up and make sure everyone is doing
visiting and home teaching and ward members should go out of their way
to fellowship investigators and less active families because they
can’t only have a relationship with the missionaries otherwise once
that missionary is transferred to a new area they won’t know anyone in
the ward anymore, and may feel uncomfortable. Members seriously play
such a big role in missionary work.
I love being a missionary! It is so hard and there are some days where
you don’t want to do anything, but I promise that if you keep going
and turn towards the Lord, and help others turn towards Him too, that
it will all be worth it and you will be blessed greatly because of it.

Missionary tip: if you’re going somewhere cold you will want tights
and leggings and good socks! I have a bunch of fleece lined leggings
that I wear under my skirt and they are amazing! I also got a bunch of
socks that are ‘smart wool’ socks. I usually wear tights with those
socks over the tights and they are so great! I got the smart wool
socks (and smart wool tights) from this store called ‘Modern Shoe.’
It’s in Provo on center street! So if you’re going somewhere cold go
check that out! I’m not sure if they’ll still have those because
they’re more of a winter thing, but it’s worth a shot!

Pray for L… and Z… and also C… that they can all know of the
importance of being baptized and so they can know that their Heavenly
Father loves them.

I love you to the moon and back!

-Sister Sammy Gomm

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