Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Jan 5, 2016

Greetings from the ice! Don't worry, I've only fallen about five times, and there's no 
permanent bruising.

Last Monday we went snowshoeing up Hatcher's Pass! Behind us you can see the 
abandoned mine, which was neat. We also unintentionally buried our phone there and 
consequently borrowed everyone else's for a few days... Luckily, our ward mission leader 
actually did his job and kept up with our appointments and such! So we survived until 
someone came up from Anchorage with a new one. This is why we can't have nice

The work has been good. We're really excited for this upcoming week, because everyone 
who was busy over break can finally see us! Yay for many set appointments and no more 
spontaneous 2am outings that make it difficult to wake up for 9am church.

Oh, and I played the organ here! First time on my mission, actually - in Soldotna they had 
 two organists (apparently super rare for Alaska) and then here we have one and they only 
last week found out I play.

Keeping commitments is really important. With the new year here, it's exciting to hear about everyone's resolutions - and the only way they are actually going to work is if you hold 
yourself accountable! So find a way to hold yourself accountable - whether it be writing it
down, telling a friend, or getting an app to remind you every day, that follow up will be what keeps you on track. Why do you think we take the sacrament every single week to renew 
our baptismal covenant? It is that accountability that helps keep us on track! And, as the 
new youth theme says, if we "press forward with a steadfastness in Christ...ye shall have 
eternal life." I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty good to me!

Much love and blessings from Alaska,

Sister Rollins

The Palmer district!  The ones who didn't have snowshoes decided to sit down for the picture rather than sink through 3 feet of snow

Me and the comp

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