You would think I would know which chapter I'm on, but I still have to look every week. :) Well this has been quite a gong show of a week. First I'm writing this on Wednesday. The Library was actually closed for Monday and Tuesday, but We had Zone conference that same time, so we finally get to email Wednesday. It's going to be a long one this week. :)
Pday, then supper with the Diggles. Everything else fell through, so we did some tracting and potentials. Pretty good night.
We went to Gregoire in the morning, our lesson fell through as well. We came back and had lunch then went to Grandma Jean with Sis Olsen and Swainson. It was a really good visit. We asked her to pray specifically to know what we are saying is true, and she did. Most specific prayer ever. We then tracted and tried potentials. We then went on crazy splits. The Zone leaders came up and so we went on 6 way splits for two nights. Tuesday night wasn't bad. We all met at the McDonalds downtown. I was picked up by Bro Swainson. We had supper at their home and then we went and visited the Simpsons then Bud. It was a good night. It was pretty cool. It was Sis Simpson's birthday and they were going to go out to dinner, but they waiting until after we came. :)
We tried some potentials. Went to lunch with everyone. We then did mormon.org time. Tried more potentials. This night I went with Bro Rivers. Wednesday night was a GONG SHOW TO THE MAX! All of our appointments fell through. We did get to go to Thompson's which was good. Everyone's appointments fell through that night. It was crazy. Not doing that again.
We had a District Brunch, since the Zone Leaders were heading back. Most of the reason was Elder Stewart is going home. We then had a lesson with Malinda with Bro Sousa. It was great. We then went to the church and played a bit of dodgeball and then had District Meeting. We then had supper at the Fitzner's. We then had a lesson with Diana with Bro Fitzner. It was incredible. We taught her the history timeline of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. We also talked about the importance of Jesus Christ. It was incredible.
We dropped off a Chinese Book of Mormon to Diana. We then did Weekly Planning and then lunch. We tried by some potentials. We picked up supper from Sis O'Bray. She was trying soo hard to have us over, but numbers couldn't work. We had supper and then went to LA Olsen's. It was interesting. We went over and were visiting. At the end his parents came. They are Fundamentalists. Interesting people. :) Shared a scripture on prophets and following the prophets. :) Made his dad laugh a little. :) Be bold.
We were invited by a lady, we tracted into, to attend the 7th Day Adventist Church. It was pretty interesting. They are very friendly and welcoming. Many of them said that they might come to our church. The other elders went the last week. :) It was fun. We then went and had a lesson with Jeet. We acutally got to sit down with him. It went pretty great. We then went to Gabriel's Baptism. It was incredible. We then had supper with Simpson's.
We had ward council and then church. We had some lessons that all fell through again. We had supper at Macpherson's. It was fun. We then tried more potentials since the rest of the lessons fell through.
We did what we needed to and drove to Edmonton. Elder Hentunen and I stopped by some families in Londonderry. We stayed the night at the mission home.
We had Interviews and then Zone Conference. We then went to the temple. It was great. I hadn't been in 9 months. We then went Christmas shopping. I'm all done. :) Then stayed another night at the mission home. This time with St. Paul elders.
Well that was my week plus some. :) Gong show, but what else can you do. :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Well this week was a fun week. A few ups and downs, and a few gong shows. :) That's life as a missionary. :) It's only going to get crazier from here though with what we have going on the next couple of weeks. :)
Well we had pday. Did everything that we needed to and then did some shopping. We then went and played a little dodgeball. It's so much fun. We were in shorts that time so it was easier. We left and went downtown to try a few people and to fill up. We then had supper at Irmen's. We got a text and someone needed a blessing. That was interesting. Leanna is a semi LA in the other elders area. She texted us though to come. She is having some struggles and when we went, she wasn't telling us the full story that we found out later. Stupid drama. Leave the missionaries out of it. It was still a really good visit.
Well we tried by some potentials and then went to have lunch at the other elders' apartment. we then went on exchanges. I was with Elder Hentunen in my area. It was a fun exchange. We went tracting a bit. We tracted into Leila who is super awesome. She used to be Muslim, but doesn't really practice anymore. She was super interested in the idea of modern-day prophets. It was awesome. We then went and met with Grandma Jean. We need to get some fellowship there. We then tried some other potentials and tracted. We had supper at Fitzner's. All 4 of us. We also did some landmark burnings. It was E Hentunen's year last month and E Barber's 6 months next month and my 18 next month. we decided to just do it all at once. Burning the Fitzner way. :) It was fun. Also had a super cool lesson with them.
We had a lesson with Nahia. We/I couldn't get a hold of some one the night before to come, so we were trying hard to find some one to come in the morning. Finally got sister Landrum to come with. It was a decent lesson. We then had our interview. Well next week we have zone conference and so we are going to have some time in Edmonton. Elder Hentunen and I are going to go see Cody :) It's going to be great. We called him during our interview. He didn't seem to know who we were at first. Then I think it finally clicked. :) We then went back to our apartment and had lunch. After lunch we went and did mormon.org time. We then went and visited Bud and Dan. It was a cool visit. Well when we got back to the car there was a not so nice surprise waiting for us. We were park a little too long and there was a nice parking ticket and things in Fort McMurray aren't cheap. :P Well we then went to Boehme's for supper. They are pretty nice. After supper I gave the keys to Elder Barber. I'm not driving anymore. It's been 15 months. I need a break. It's an adjustment to not drive though. :) We then tried some potentials and tracted a bit.
We had District Meeting. It was really inspiring. We just read about faith in the scriptures and PMG and watched District videos. It was really cool what I was able to learn. We then went to lunch at this Schwarma place. It was ok. Our lesson fell through and then we went to Kidd's. helped out and visited with them. Bro Kidd is going to stop smoking next week. :) We then rushed back and had supper with Cahoon's. Dry. Not much conversation. We then went to LA Olsen's and had a good visit with them.
Well we tried some potentials and then went to Mark. He is an incredible guy. He is a brain cancer survivor. His story is incredible. He is the most positive person I've met. We then went home and had lunch. We then had Weekly Planning. We went and stopped by some potentials. We then had a lesson with Krystal and Amber, with Bro Aullenbach. It was an ok lesson. We then stopped by Roys'. They weren't home, but the Sousa's (?) let us in to share a quick message. We then went to the Simpsons. They are hilarious. they definitely need some help. We were going to take a late supper, but they fed us instead. :)
We tried potentials and tracted. We then had lunch. We visited Bud and Dan again, mostly to set up for next week for epic splits. We then went to Gregoire and met with Bro Rich. He is pretty cool. We then tried some potentials. We then went to the Roy's they were home and we were finally able to share the mousetrap lesson. It took a long time, but it was the perfect lesson that night. We then came home and had supper.
We had Ward Council. The other elder's investigator Gabriel is going to be baptized this week. We had church, then coordination. It was a lot of planning for the epic splits. The Zone leaders are coming up this week and we are going to do a 6 way split with some ward members on Tuesday and Wednesday night. It took a lot of work to plan it out, but we did it. We then ran home to change and had a quick lunch. We had a couple of lessons set up, but they fell through. We went tracted and met Papa though. Yes that's his name. He is from Ghana. Super excited to met again. We then had supper with Stewart's. It was the first time it was just Stewart's. It was pretty cool. We then tried by Lisa, but rescheduled. We then helped Bro Mackay move a couch really quick.
It was a really good week. Always seeing miracles. :D
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wow this week has been absolutely crazy! You can only plan so much, then when you turn it over to the Lord, he makes miracles happen. :)Monday
Monday, November 3, 2014
This week was quite a fun week. I forgot my planner again. New transfer left my old planner in the apartment. :)P-day. Didn't do anything too out of the ordinary. We got everything done, so we played some uno for a bit till we had to leave. We had supper with Swainson's. It was an incredible night. Had a very good conversation with them. Don't remember what we did the rest of the night either.
Well that was my week. Tons of miracles. Hopefully this week will be the same. :)