Well this week was ok. Nothing really remarkable happened. It was still just a good week.
had Pday. It was fun. We gave the Mt. Pleasant Elders a ride since they
don't have a car. We did the usual, email, shop. We then went to the
Millwoods Stake Center to play some games. We were told they were going
to play soccer which got Elder Wilson excited, but when we got there
they had the volleyball net set up. We ended up playing volleyball. It
was a ton of fun. We had supper with Sis Fairbairn. It was great. She
had one of the other Elder's investigators, Pat, over as well as Evlyn,
who we are working with. It was a great supper. We then had FHE at the
did studies at the office and were there all day. We had supper with
the Habing's and then we were going to have a lesson with Kelly and
Thomas, but they cancelled. :(
had district meeting and lunch. We then went in to the office for the
rest of the day. We were supposed to have supper with Byam's, but Bro
Byam wasn't back from Red Deer yet. Sis Byam just gave us some money to
go get something. We went to Soutgate mall and got New York Fries pulled
pork poutine. Best stuff ever. :) We then had some money left and were
going to get some DQ, but as we were walking over some kid working at
one of the stores started walking and talking with us. He lives in
Spruce Grove. It was random. He ended up buying the Ice Cream. It was
cool. We then went and tried some people.
did studies at the office again and were there most of the day. Don't
really remember what we did that night. Probably some stop-by's.
we were once again in the office for most of the day. We left a little
early and went on exchanges. I went with Elder Duncanson to Bearspaw. It
was fun. We went and checked Facebook. I went through some of my
Heritage Tours pics of the church history sights with him. We then had
supper with the Jones. Sis Jones is Bro Palmer's, from Londonderry,
sister. It was crazy. We then did some tracting and tried by some
we got up and did the usual. We were asked if we could come set up some
chairs at the stake center at 11. We got there at about 10:50
and right as we are pulling into the parking lot, we get a text saying
they were playing basketball in the gym so we couldn't set up chairs. We
then drove back to the area and did the interview. We had lunch and
then did Facebook and then tracted. It was a fun exchange. :) We then
exchanged back at the office. We then tracted for a bit. We had supper
and then went back out. We tracted some more. We then met the other
elders at the office and planned out our portion of the 5th Sunday lesson we were giving.
Well we got up and got ready to go to PEC and when we got to the church, no one was there. Since it was the 5th sunday they didn't have any meeting and no one told us. we just helped set up the chairs. We had church. For the 5th sunday
lesson it was combined RS/Priesthood/Youth. It was talking about the
Ward mission plan. Our part we talked about using Social Media. We also
introduced #BecauseHeLives to the ward. We then had out lunch hour, but
it was fast Sunday.
:) We had coordination then did studies. We had supper at the
Kastendieck's. Yes more Kastendieck's. I had to ask. They are brothers.
:) They are a fun family, just like I thought they would be. We then
were suppossed to have a lesson with Kelly and Thomas, but it fell
through again. :P
we were in the office. We opened and closed. It was good. We had supper
on our own and then we had FHE at Raaflaub's. :) It was a great night.
Well that was my week. We were able to go to the temple this morning which makes it all better. :D Excited for Conference :)
Love, Elder Colin O'Neill
a new book of my mission. It's sure been a roller coaster of a week.
Lots of new things. New area, new companion, new responsibilities. It's
all sorts of fun. :)
we had P-day. We got everything done as quick as we could and then we
went to the church and played some soccer. It was awesome. We had supper
with the Rusnells. We then went and said goodbye to the O'Bray's and
then the Olsen's.
had a lesson with Nahia in the morning. It was a great last lesson. We
then found a Fort McMurray pin. We then had lunch and packed. We went
and saw Bud and Dan. We then stopped by some other people. We had supper
at Goetz. We went to try and say goodbye to Fitzners, but they weren't
home. We then went to Diggles.
drove down for transfers. We then had transfers. It was hard to say
goodbye. We then had to drive a car back to the office so we used to
talk my stuff back to the apartment and to get some groceries. We then
took it to the office. We then had supper with the Draycott's. We then
went and visited with the Lowes.
we had District Meeting. We then had lunch. Then we had an adventure.
Both Elder McMullin and I's companions had to go to the District Leader
meeting. Well we were both new to the area as of yesterday so we really
didn't know where to go. We went and got on FB. I then got us close to
our apartment and we tracted for a while. We then were going to stop by
the apartment, but we didn't have keys. :( We then went to McDonald's
and got a shake. The meet us there and we picked up supper from Sis
Fairbairn. We then all had supper. We then went and stopped by a few
people. We then met with Monir.
had our first day in the office. Learn how to do referrals and entering
baptism records. We had supper with the Carter's and then went and met
did weekly planning and lunch. We went to see our investigator Monty
and when we showed up he handed us back all of the books and dropped us.
It was a sad day. We then went and met with the Arrisons. We then had
supper with the Deppe's. We then had a baptism interview with some of
the Zone Leaders investigators. They are sweet.
had PEC. Elder Low and I just sat outside. We then had church. We had
lunch at the AP's apartment. We then met with a few people. We were
supposed to have a lesson with some investigators with Bro Henday, but
they weren't home. We took him to some other people and finally got a
lesson with Marseille. He is from Rwanda. He is awesome. At the end of
the lesson he said "I think I understand prophets now". It was awesome.
We then had supper with the Munoz. They are fun. We then stopped by some
were in the office all day. I was learning financial stuff. We then
stopped by the Raaflaub's to help move their daughter move out, but they
didn't come. We then had supper with the Cahoon's. We then went back to
the Raaflaub's and had FHE. It didn't end well. Got a migraine. Not a
fun night. Great night sleep though. :)
Well that was my week. It was a roller coaster, but it's going to be fun.
Love, Elder Colin O'Neill
Well it looks like it's the end of the road for here. I'm getting
transferred to Southgate Ward in Edmonton. It will be an interesting
experience. My new companion Elder Wilson and I will also be working in
the office. One of the office couples is finishing their mission and
there is no one to replace them yet, so we will be filling in. It will
be different. Now for the rest of my week.
had P-day and then had supper with Christine and the Lamoureux's. It
was fun. We went and said goodbye to the Schmidt's and Grant's. Sr. Bro
Schmidt is moving back to Idaho. Jr. Bro Schmidt is moving back to
Virginia and at least Sis Grant is going back home to South Africa. We
then went over to see the Jackson's.
don't remember what we did. :) I think we just tracted and tried
potentials. We had supper at the Irmen's. We then went on exchanges.
Elder Walker came with me. :) We went and stopped by some people and
then we went to see the Roy's and say goodbye. :)
Walker stayed over night and the other Elders came in the morning to
exchange back. We had a lesson in the morning with Malinda. Sis Beaulne
and Fitzner came with us. Great lesson. She is just super busy. We
finished studies and had lunch. we didn't have much that day either. We
picked up supper from the Eric's. We went back and ate, then went and
saw LA Olsen's. We had a good chat with them. I enjoy them a lot. :) We
then went to the BFC Bible study again. It was great and a lot of great
had District Meeting and then lunch. We had the rest of the food from
Eric's. We then tried by Mihaly, but he wasn't home. We then changed and
drove out to Anzac. We all got haircuts and then had supper with
Kidd's. I'm going to miss them. We then came back and had a lesson with
Diana. It went pretty well. :)
did Weekly Planning we also cooked a really good lunch. Chicken with
roasted veggies. :) Best cooking I've done so far. :) We then went and
did Facebook. We then just tried some people. Don't really remember.
It was a long day of tracting and potentials. We had supper with Diggle's and then went and saw the Simpson's.
was a pretty good day. We had Ward Council and church. It was pretty
good. Mihaly came and we talked to him a bit afterwards. We were talking
in the chapel and Bro Fitzner came in and just remarked it was nice to
see him and told him that what he was feeling was the spirit and this is
where he was supposed to be. He started crying. Mostly it was Elder
Merica and Walker in that conversation, but it was still really
powerful. We then went home had lunch. We went and tried by some
potentials. We had supper with the Beaulne's. Then tried people the rest
of the night.
Well that was my week. Forgot
my planner so the details are a little spotty. Going to miss Fort
McMurray, but that's life as a missionary. :)
Dear Family and friends,
Wow. This week was a bit crazy. We were in Edmonton for almost 3 days
and then just trying to catch up and meet with people who aren't home.
:( It was interesting.:)
we did as much as we could. We emailed and did laundry and packed
then headed to Edmonton. Elder Nielson drove to Grasslands then gave me
the keys so he could sleep. I drove to Fort Saskatchewan and we had
Mucho Burrito for supper then drove to the Mission Home. Stayed over
night with St. Paul. :)
had interviews with President. We then had Zone Conference. It was
great learned a lot. :) We then ran to the office, because the other
Elder's were getting a different car. Still a subaru, but just a
different one. We then drove to the temple. It was so amazing. It felt
great to be able to go. :)
we got up and went to Generations Bookstore and then to this book
binding place. It was pretty cool. They do custom book binding. Looks
awesome. Made me laugh a little too. Their main customers are the Elders
and the JW's. :) We then grabbed lunch at Wendy's, drove to the north
side, filled up and then headed out. The whole time I was driving in
Edmonton. Elder Neilson drove to Grasslands again and then Elder Merica
finished the drive. We had supper with Nate and Bailey, then we went and
visited the Roy's.
had District Meeting and then we went to see Bud and Dan. We are trying
to get them to church. :) Hopefully. We then went out to the Kidd's for
supper. We got a picture of the temple for them to help them remember
their goal to get back to the temple.
We had Weekly Planning and then lunch. We did mormon.org time and then we went and tried potentials. We had supper with the Lamoureux's and then tried some more potentials.
did studies and lunch. We then went and saw Bud and Dan. Trying to work
out details for getting them to church. Doesn't look like it's going to
happen. We then tried some potentials. We had a lesson with LA Olsen's
with Bro O'Bray. There is some progress with them. We then had supper
with Bro Turner at Mucho Burrito. :) We then went and tried some people
and then went and visited the Simpson's with Bro Swainson. Invited them
to church. The kids were already going to come. Bro Simpson is probably
coming next week since it most likely will be my last week.
we had church. The whole Simpson family, except Bro Simpson, came as
well as Bro Kidd. It was awesome. :) Testimony meeting was really
powerful. There were a lot of tears and emotions. We were trying to get
Nahia to come and we are sort of glad she didn't. She has a hard time
when people bear their testimony with an accent and when people cry.
Well everyone that had an accent bore their testimony and lots of people
were fighting back tears. :) It was really powerful though. We had
coordination and then changed stopped by some people and then tracted.
We had supper with the Stewarts. We then went and met with Eddy. He is
awesome and super willing to learn. He told us that he has been getting
some resistance about trying to read the Book of Mormon, but he still
wants to find out what we are about. :) He is so sincere. We then just
tried some other people.
It was a good week. A little low on the investigators, but that's Fort McMurray. :) :( I don't know which one. haha :)
Well hope everyone has a good week. Don't have much time left so I got to get working hard. :)