This week has been the hardest week of my mission. Just letting y'all know. However, we did have some stuff go well for us.
Tuesday morning Brother Froe*** came and got us to help out with a
service project over at a widow's house. The Gold Hill Elders came
also and we cleared away a ton of brush and took it over to a burn
pile. While we were doing that, the zone leaders called us and told us
that an elder in the zone had to go to the hospital for a possible
case of appendicitis so they had to cancel the exchange. However, they
wanted to talk to us later on that night so we planned accordingly. We
then helped out Gold Hill with a service project that they had. After
we cleaned up and had dinner, we headed over to the church and meet up
with the zone leaders and they had to talk to Elder S. and they
found out about something he and Elder P. did. They took us back
to our apartment and we visited with a couple members before coming
back to the apartment. That is when my week went downhill fast. Due to
Elder S's conversation with the zone leaders, he had to call
President and President was pretty mad.... So that is how my night
Wednesday morning we walked over to the Central Point 1st Ward
apartment to go with them to a service project but there was some
miscommunication and we ended up not going. We instead walked over to
Brother DeK***'s brother's house and helped him move out. We got free
lunch out of it so that was a bonus! We got back to the apartment and
got into our proselyting clothes and tried contacting a few people
before dinner. After dinner we walked around and tried to contact some
of our potential investigators but they were all a no-go. Elder
S had to call his stake president that night so we came in early
so he could call.
Thursday morning was not my ideal way to have my day start off. Elder
S. and Elder P. had to apologize to the whole zone for making
the Sisters move because of the prank they did to them. Not fun. We
grabbed lunch before going and helping a member in Gold Hill with some
stuff. We ended up on top of this huge hill and it was such a
beautiful sight that we had to stop and take some pictures before we
left. We came back into town and Elder Best and I went to dinner
before I had to go to stake correlation. We canceled our ward
correlation because of the situation that happened.
Friday morning we had zone training meeting. President Russell came
down for that and it went really well. We had a fun role play where we
went outside and talked to some "random people" about the gospel.
After ZTM, we grabbed some lunch and then Elder Seymour basically
spent the rest of the day packing and we helped Elder Porter pack as
Saturday morning the AP's came and picked up Elder P. and Elder
S. for their new assignments up in Eugene. Elder Best and I are
taking over Central Point 2nd Ward and the Gold Hill area for the next
couple of weeks. I get to drive a truck around! That is super awesome
haha! We had dinner with the Bri**'s family and their daughter brought
a non-member friend to dinner as well! We watched the "Because He
Lives" video with them and it was just super powerful! It was a great
experience. We drove into Gold Hill and taught a less active family
about faith. It was a great time with them and we read Ether 12 with
them to drive home that principle of the gospel.
Sunday was super long but freaking awesome. We had church from 8:30 am
to 4:30 pm. It made for a long day, especially without lunch. Both
church meetings were great and we even had some investigators come so
that was sweet. We had a super cool experience after dinner. I felt
like we should go visit a potential part member family and we ended up
committing her to be baptized! We have a lesson on Thursday with her
and her family so we are super pumped!
I love all of yall and I hope you have a great week!