This was a pretty fun week. Thankfully, no one wrecked their bikes so that was good!
Monday was transfer Monday and like I mentioned last week, I am staying in Springfield 3rd Ward with Elder Bowers! We are in a car share now so we spent the day with the 1st Ward Elders. The zone leaders called us and asked if we could come in and get some luggage from the transfer spot so we drove in and filled our car to the brim with stuff! I also got to see Elder Taito before he left to go home so that was pretty awesome! We got back and unloaded our car just in time to get to dinner. We spent our night trying to contact people but we weren't really successful.
Tuesday was exciting. We started off our morning with our phone being blown up by the AP's and President Russell asking us where the zone leaders were! We ended up doing a mini manhunt for them but it turns out that their phone was left in the car... So that was fun. We went to McDonald's and we ended up teaching a man named Raymond for almost an hour and a half about the Plan of Salvation. It was a super cool experience. We had a lesson with Robert Whi*** and it went ok. We were actually able to get a message across to him so that was good. We did the Christlike attribute activity found in Preach My Gospel and it gives us something to teach him. That was pretty much our day.
Wednesday we didn't have a whole lot happen. The highlight from Wednesday was we got to take out two of the newest missionaries in the OEM! Unfortunately, by the time we got back to our area, we only had 5 minutes so we had them bear their testimony to a less active we are working with before taking back into Eugene. When we got back, my head was pounding so hard I couldn't even think straight so I went to be early!
Thursday we drove all the way into Eugene again, this time to welcome the new missionaries into the mission. We sang a song for them (EFY Medley) and then we unloaded the new missionaries luggage into the church building. By the time we got all that done and got back into Springfield and did our weekly planning, it was almost time for dinner! We had dinner with the Perk*** and they had their non-member neighbors there as well! We shared with them a little bit about what we believe and while Rod is very scientific minded at this time, his wife Kathy seems pretty open! We are looking forward to being able to work with them! We then drove over to David and Leighanne's house and we had a heart to heart with them. We asked them why they thought we invited them to come to church and we had a good discussion about that. We were able to squeeze a commitment out of them to come to church.
Friday we drove back into Eugene ONCE again for a specialized training. It was super good and I learned a lot from it. We talked about obedience and listening to the Holy Ghost so I enjoyed it a lot. I helped the zone leaders with new DL training before our lesson with Robert Whi***. We talked about diligence and we struggled with keeping his attention. We tried contacting people until our lesson with Dwayne and Traci. We went over the Restoration and it went pretty well. Elder Bowers blood sugar levels were wacky though so that made it fun haha! Dwayne is super solid, we just got to get him to come to church.
Saturday we had new missionary training at the church and then we helped the zone leaders with some of their zone leader responsibilities before going back and taking lunch. We were excited to be able to have a Saturday where the Ducks weren't playing so we geared up to go tracting all afternoon but we ended up talking to this lady named Bonnie for almost an hour! We had a good talk with her and we left her with a Plan of Salvation pamphlet. We had an awesome dinner but it went a little long and by the time we got to the Half***'s they were getting ready for bed! It was a fun night haha!
Sunday was a day of miracles! David and Leighanne actually came to church! It was so awesome! They even stayed for second hour because our ward mission leader's kid grabbed Chandler by the vest and took him to nursery! After church I had stake correlation to attend and then we spent our night doing training!
I love you all! Have a good week y'all!