Well here it comes again. On Feb 9 and 10 we had a BLIZZARD. That is different than a snow storm. It is defined by the 35 mph winds and .25 mi. visibility. So this was lots of fun. Watching out the windows is fun for me because I don't have to be out in it. I've never seen snow swirling around so fast and trees just blowing and tipping over so much. (Except on a ski hill and then I watch from the lodge till spring skiing comes around)
The snow has caused some problems. It's cold, it's colder, it's freezing, it's slippery, so no driving allowed, no church for 2 weeks now and lots of cancelled baptisms.(to be rescheduled) But it has given great opportunities for service and because people are home during the day the missionaries find lots of people to visit with.
They do spend a lot of time shoveling walks and driveways for people and getting cars that are stuck pushed out. In our neighbor hood, the UPS man was stuck and with 8 elders they were able to get him going.
One set of Elders had been tracting in the snow storm for the afternoon and were feeling a little discouraged that people weren't being receptive. Then they saw a van stuck in the snow up the street they were tracting. They went to his aid and spent about 1/2 hour helping him get the van out. After that he invited them in the van and asked them what they are doing. They were able to teach him the first discussion and get an appointment to come to his home for another lesson. It's Snow-miraculous