Wow. So a lot has happened in just a short week. I've got a new companion. His name is Elder Merica. Yes it's said just how you think America without the A. :) He gets it all the time. :) He is great. He is so ready for the mission and I get to be his first companion. :) I also found out some news as I was updating our numbers. Our mission has been approved for Facebook proselyting. We can't start using it until we get some training early next year, but it's going to be coming soon. :) That will be interesting how it works. Well now to start my week.
P-day and transfer calls. Elder Barber went to Grande Prairie. We mostly just ran around to say goodbyes all night. Had a really good conversation with Diggle's. The Spirit was soooooooo strong there. Very powerful for all of us.
Elder Barber packed and we cleaned the apartment a little. We went to Fitzner's for lunch and then drove to Edmonton. We went shopping a bit. Stopped at Cabela's on the north end. It's really quite small, but the animals were impressive. We then went and saw Cody! I haven't seen him since I left Londonderry back in April. We then stayed at the Zone Leader's place in Clareview.
I had the new trainer's meeting. Training Elder Merica! We had Transfer meeting and then lunch. We then had Christmas Conference. It was AMAZING! There were a couple of elders that would read some scriptures about the Christmas story and then there would be a musical number. It was good. We then got a surprise....We got to watch Meet the Mormons. :) It was incredible. After all of that we did the usual running around, moving stuff from cars and picking up mail along with extra christmas gifts from President and Sister Manion. After all of that we had to hurry and take off. We went to do some quick shopping. Elder Merica needed some boots. we then had to drive up to Fort Mac that night. :P
Well we had District Meeting. We then went back and did 12 week. We get an extra hour of companionship study everyday except Monday and Friday. we then went and tried some potentials. We tried to see Bud and Dan, but they were busy. We went tracting and so I did the first couple of doors to give an example. I tell him ok the next door is yours. His first door he knocks on lets us in. :) It's the Svenson's...members. we talked with them for a minute and then kept going. We then stopped by the Fitzners to introduce Elder Merica. We had supper with Mackay's and then went to see the Roy's.
We had Weekly Planning and then we started to have lunch and Bobby D texted us. We went and had lunch with Bobby D and talked with him. We then went tracting. We had supper at the Pickett's. We then had a lesson with Prince and Esther. It went a little better than the last lesson. I don't feel like they know what we do. We then went to Simpson's and had a good visit with them.
We did studies and then had to pick up another extension cord for the car. We pinched the other and it finally broke. Bro Fitzner invited us over for a dutch oven lunch. Mountain Dew Chicken. We then made sugar cookies to take to some of the investigators and less-actives. :) It was really good for some of them. :) We had supper at Sis Kidd's and right before we got there we were told that the whole family was there. It was great. :) We then went and visited with the LA Olsen's. It was a great lesson. We asked Sis Olsen what keeps her back from coming to church and she just opened up with us. It was a great lesson. Really gave us some good insight.
We had church. Gospel Principles was interesting. The Seventh-day Adventist Pastor came. He had heard from the other elders investigator that they lesson would be about the Lord's day and about the sabbath. He didn't say much, but was sure intrigued. We then went back and had lunch and finished studies. We then tracted a little bit and then had supper with Galenzoski's. :) We then went over to Olsen's to introduce Elder Merica. The Spirig's were also there. We had a good visit and shared a Christmas message.
Overall this week was a bit slow. Most people have left for the Christmas and the holidays. The work is a little slow and we were gone for a couple of days. It will get better.
Excited for Christmas. If you haven't seen it yet, watch the He is the Gift video. It is amazing! Share it with everyone. #ShareTheGift