People have been asking how cold it is at home. The reply is rather shocking, especially when they find out that we also have it hot in the summer. The sheer amount of weather change in Utah is amazing. I've acclimated a bit too much to Thailand, I have to have a blanket after I shower or else I'm certain I'll freeze. Fortunately our house retains heat somehow, and we can keep having nice 25 degree nights. In the morning it is so cold to me! Snow is so cool.
I have some goals to get into family history when I get back. I feel that there is enough to keep me busy for the rest of my life. I don't have anything to back up that statement though. There was a false understanding of polygamy as we were discussing the life of President Lorenzo Snow. I decided to not point it out, because I didn't want to have to spend all of priesthood explaining polygamy to a group that's never really heard about it.
I also was asked to speak. I had a day to prepare, then while on the stand I felt prompted to completely change my topic. However, the two other speakers took all the time, and there was no time for me to speak. My 15 min talk turned into a "you can speak next week." So, I'll be writing another talk. It looks like I'll be teaching Sunday School for the rest of my time here. That is fun. Over the last few weeks the branch has independently banned several members from attending the gospel principles class, instead opting for a few selected strong members to rotate sitting in. There are good reasons, but I've never had any problems or said anything about it. It was fun to teach our branch president this week, and nice to know I'll have some more experienced members to call on.
This year I got a copy of the Priesthood manual, so I get to read along. It's so good! Preparing for church is what makes church so good. I've sure come to love the church so much as a missionary. Even with all the struggles we have here, it really is the best.