The new year seems just as good as the last with high potential to be even better. Most of our free time this week was spent on the title of this email. A week ago revelation was received to build this thing, we built her out of snow and water, block by block until she stands in her majesty about 10 ice blocks high and 3 ice blocks wide. I will make sure to send a picture.
The giant Book of Mormon seemed absolutely perfect, all we had left to do was paint the outside cover blue and carve in "Книга Мормона". And this is where everything went wrong. We painted it and within 30 minutes almost all of it came off creating a huge mess of blue snow all around the base. We tried a few other methods but that just made it worse. It became a nightmare of a mess to clean up. Most people just ended up thinking that it was a grave stone, we are going to try to spray paint the "Книга Мормона" letters this week.
Nikolai is still doing awesome! His baptism will be this Saturday. Along with him we got a new investigator named R. He has came to church like 4 times already but he has always been too busy to meet. He just loves sacrament meeting.
Our sacrament meeting was interesting to say the least, it was a fast and testimony meeting and a few people threw out their political views but the spirit was brought back into it at the end.
It is a great blessing to have the Severpuxins serving with us. We do a mini MTC meeting with them every week. They are the first senior couple to come out from our mission ever.
The promises of Sakhalin snow have up to this point been nothing but lies. God is just teaching me to be patient I guess. I have been told that February ALWAYS gets tons of snow. We'll see.
Hope everyone else had a great start to the new year!