Another week down and this puts us half way through the transfer. Ugh.
But it was fun with some adventures in there this past week. So here's
how it went:
"Winna winna, chicken dinna!" Preparation day! And it was more of a
boring day for the most part. We didn't have the Spanish missionaries
with us during the preparation day part as they have their preparation
day tomorrow. So just English elders but there was still 6 of us so we
had some fun. We just talked mostly though. We did go eat dinner at
the Bennetts though for dinner, the new bishop, and that was fun.
Learned a lot about him and their family. He was the elders quorum
president before. Then we went to the church and prepared for bible
study and elder Cahan and James taught it tonight finishing up
Christ's ministry with His crucifixion, death and resurrection. Next
week I teach starting off with the acts of the apostles first few
chapters. Cleaned up and headed home.
"Yeah, there's a few things you've missed while doing time as a
cap-sicle" We had to accomplish the things we needed to today as
yesterday was Labor Day and Costco was closed. So we went to Costco
and got food to last us a while and shipped off a package. Ate lunch
and had companionship study in the afternoon and made calls until
dinner. After dinner we went to Kris' and ended up helping him now the
lawn before the storm tomorrow and they also had their house flooded
today from their toilet. So we also were on the backend of the clean
up. Then we went to the church to message Kevin as he had more
questions about recommends and how they work.
"Ah, I oughta punch you in the nose, hopscotch." Meeting day! We had
the district leader training meeting after studies and elder Cahan
gave a workshop on working with members and I gave my testimony on the
importance of district leaders. I was a district leader for a bit but
I have also been a district leader's companion for 6 transfers. So I
have not been in a district leader pool for 3 transfers of my mission.
Then after that meeting, we had district meeting with the district.
Nothing too exciting but it was good. Finally ate lunch at 3 in the
afternoon at 5 Brothers Chicken and Waffles which was really good. Ate
it at the church and I put together my pictures for the departing
missionaries slideshow. It took a while to go through all my 1500
pictures to find my 7 best ones. That was difficult. And then we had a
surprise meeting by the zone leaders calling us over video call and
asked for some help in preparing a workshop they are giving at the
Mission Leadership Council meeting on Friday. It is on using
technology as leaders so I had a few ideas to implement and then Elder
James had a few as well. But what took so long was trying to help them
put a video into one of their PowerPoint slides. So that took up until
dinner. Then we went to see Kris more in our usual setting, not
service setting. And headed home after that.
"We are not going to attack, right, now!" It was more on the normal
side of days with weekly planning today and I also worked on My Plan
in the afternoon. Had companionship study and dinner. But then it gets
fun. So we first started off prime time going to see a referral that
wanted a Book of Mormon and a bible so we stop by and drop that off.
They weren't interested to hear our message sadly but it was in the
same area that Kris lived in so we stopped by and we get a call right
after walking in from another set of elders that their car broke down.
We tried to make a diagnosis over the phone asking about battery and
whatnot and turns out, they ran out of gas. Luckily Kris let us borrow
a gas can and went to a gas station, filled it up and gave them 2
gallons of gas to drive to a gas station and finish it off. That took
up most our night so we ended up having to go drop the can off and
"Don't freak out, don't freak out, don't freak out." Well we woke up
to a fun email this morning on emergency preparedness from the mission
telling everyone to stock up supplies for an emergency so we started
off the day getting supplies at Costco. Then went to the church and
did somethings on the computer to organize the area. Did companionship
study and went to visit the rest of the Referrals. Dropped off a card
at one as it was a business and she wasn't there. Dropped off the
Bible at the other and ate nearby so we didn't have to go all the way
home to eat and back. So we ate at Wendy's and visited Corrin who was
dealing with house issues when we got there. Then saw a less active up
the street Bishop wanted us to visit. Then Kris called stressed out
over the family situation with his fiancé. So we talked about it with
him and headed home.
"S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!" Its Saturday. And it's too cold for my
liking. It's in the low 70s as a high and this morning when we walked
outside was low 60s and we got back tonight to low 60s. Too cold. But
we walked out into the freezing weather to go to correlation that took
an hour and a half as we cover what has happened for the past month
basically. I can't remember when the last one was but at least 5 weeks
ago. Then had lunch and tried visiting DeQuan but no one was home so
we went to the church and I prepared for bible study and had
companionship study. Then had dinner and went to teach Dan. He is
planning to attend church on Sept 24 as he is busy these next 2
sundays. Progress! And then we taught Cynthia the first parts of the
restoration as we are keeping it basic. Not too much background in
religion so we have to start small. Then headed home!
"She did it! She's the criminal! Arrest her, not me! I didn't do
nothing... oh, sugar rush." Today was a nice day as Kevin got the
priesthood and a temple recommend! But that's not the crazy part that
happened when we got to church. So we got to church and talked for a
few minutes with Kevin 10 min before church started when we got a call
from the sisters saying they got in an accident and the other people
were screaming at them so they needed help. By the time we got there,
the police were there doing their reports and handling the crazy
people. There are no more mission cars available so we had to tape up
the front end with duct tape to drive but it still works! We missed
sacrament meeting though so when we got back when it was gospel
principles. The rest of church was good. Then we ate dinner after
church and went to Kris' for Elder James birthday party which his
birthday is today. Fun party and then did look ups the rest of the
Kevin is amazing as always and is planning to go to the temple this
Saturday now that he has everything. We won't be able to go with him
due to my departing temple trip this same month but he isn't waiting
around any longer to figure out a different solution. He's going. Dan
is doing good. Busy on the weekends with other obligations but is
committed to coming to church in a few weeks. So hoping to get a
member over there for a lesson before that member will give him a
ride. Just so they can meet and plan when to pick up. Cynthia, Kris'
fiancé, we've started teaching a little. She hasn't shown much
interest in religion before and is only curious about us because she
wants to know what we talk about when she comes to church with Kris.
So it is slow and covering the basics of religion right now as she has
no background in any religion.
That's our people. Hope everyone has a great week, I'll see you in the
next one. ✌🏻
This is my usual nightly routine of studying.
Car crash! Both sisters are fine and the other car is a truck so took hardly any damage.