I hope everyone had a good week. I know I did, despite the rain that
will probably stay for the next couple of months!
Monday after emailing we went and played some basketball at the stake
center and did some shopping at Walmart (my first time being in a
Walmart in 5 months)! On the way home, we got caught in a super
intense brief storm that produced a pretty intense rainbow!
Tuesday was pretty uneventful. It was my 5 month mark! The other Elders had to get some food coloring for an object lesson so we took
them around for a little. We had a great
lesson with Charlotte in the afternoon! We finished watching the
Women's Conference with her and man, I took a lot out of it! After our
lesson, we had to run a quick errand for the Bishop before heading up to
Harrisburg for dinner with him! We had our Book of Mormon class
that night and as we pulled into the church parking lot, we saw three
kids on their bikes just chilling like villains. One of them turned
out to be a member and he got his two friends into the class towards
the end of the hour! It was interesting trying to go from teaching the Book of Mormon class to cent converts to kids that have had very little interaction with
the Book of Mormon.
If there was one word to describe Wednesday, it would have to be
miserable. It was a torrential downpour all afternoon. The morning
wasn't too bad and we were able to post some flyers for the Trunk or
Treat around town. After lunch, we headed to the church to pinpoint
what potential investigators we were going to try and see. We walk
outside and it's just pouring. Bummer. We saw a potential and we got a
solid return appointment for this week.
Thursday we had weekly planning in the morning. After lunch we went to
the Junction City Local Aid for an orientation of sorts. We have been
trying to find opportunities to do service and this seemed like a good
place, until we met the manager! She didn't want us to wear our name
tags in public so we are going to help sort stuff on Thursday nights.
We did Gleaners in the afternoon up in Harrisburg before heading back
to Junction. I ended my night with Elder Bassett (he is feeling under
the weather) while Elder Cook and Elder Enman taught a young family.
Friday we had district meeting in the morning before doing exchanges
with the zone leaders. I went to Santa Clara with Elder Walton. We had
a pretty busy day in the rain! We tried to see an investigator but he
wasn't home so we went and saw a guy named Ed and shared a message
about praying always. We then went and saw Chris, a guy who had
dropped the elders previously but wanted to meet with us again after
realizing he had some misconceptions about Joseph Smith. We watched
the first half of the Restoration video with him and he enjoyed it. We
wrapped up our night doing an iPad check and setting up appointments
with some members.
Saturday we got permission to go play football with some members and
nonmembers for a little bit! I scored the only two touchdowns haha! We
tried seeing some other investigators and less actives Elder Walton
had but they weren't available. We switched during lunch and tried
more potentials before dinner with a recent convert family who took us
out to eat. On the way to the pizza place, we saw a guy on a
fence....on a freeway...about to jump. Oh man the freeway was shut
down and everything! Pretty insane! We had basketball in the evening
and we had a couple of people show up!
Sunday was the first time I hadn't had to go to ward council in five
months! We got to church about 15 minutes prior to the beginning of
the sacrament and the primary program! It was a good day at church!
Afterwards Elder Cook and I traveled with Brother Thorenson to see
Renee in the hospital. While we were there, we decided to see another
member who was in the hospital. The member is 16 and his parents were
there. I hadn't met the Goodman's prior to Sunday and when we got up
to leave, they said that when they first heard the name Tonini, they
thought it was Samoan... Huh? Haha it was pretty funny. We ended the
night with the Rose's celebrating Elder Enmans birthday!
I love you all! You have been such an inspiration to me all my life
(or for some of it!) and I thank you for everything. I know this
church is true and that we have a living prophet on the earth today.
Have a great week!
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