Well this week seemed to go by alright. Some ups and downs, but that is how life goes. :) Overall pretty good.
had Pday. It was fun. We got a ride with Mandarin around. We went to a
park and met up with a lot of the other missionaries. It was transfers
too. Said goodbye to Elder Coomer, who is now home. We got a ride back
and had supper on our own. We then had FHE with the Raaflaub's.
can't remember what we did it the morning. After lunch we travelled
down to the church to do Facebook. We then had to go get Elder Wilson
some allergy medicine. He was dying. We then tried some formers and
walked around for a long time. We had supper with Sis Merrell and her
boyfriend. It was little weird. We then tried some other people, then
headed in. Elder Wilson still wasn't feeling the best.
were in the office. We covered while the rest of the office went to
Transfer meeting. Elder Merica stopped at the office on his way up to
High Prairie. Got to talk to him for a bit. Best news of all. Nahia was
baptized!!!!!! I was so excited to hear that. Elder Merica told me that
at her baptism she bore her testimony and said "I was Muslim, I was
Atheist, I was Christian, and now I feel like I'm home". It was great to
hear about that. :D I couldn't stop smiling all day. Well later at the
office The Red Deer group that was heading down came in. Elder Phillips
and Elder Nielson were there. Elder Phillips is now in a tripan for
Spanish down there and they had to come and take our bunk bed for our
apartment. Well so Elder Wilson jumped in with them and they all took
off. I was still at the office. :( It was wierd. Still great to see
them. Elder Phillips came back and we talked for a bit too. Well after
they got back we were there for a bit more and then we left. We had
supper with the Byam's and then Tagalog texted us some potentials that
we tried by. Not interested, but still cool.
had District Meeting that morning. Our District is now just us, the
Zone Leaders and the Assistants. It's pretty weird. We then had lunch.
We were going to the Library to do mormon.org
time and Tagalog called on the way and asked if we could go with them
to a lesson. They picked us up from the Library and took us to meet with
Cindy. They needed us for numbers and she was in our area. It was a
good lesson. They dropped us off again at the Library and we did mormon.org time. We then went to the Raaflaub's for supper. Didn't do much else that night.
did some weekly planning and then we went into the office. We were
there for most of the day. Updating the training manual for the
Financial Secretary. So much fun.... We then had supper with the
Brower's. It was a fun supper. It was all 4 of us there. We then tried
by some other people that night.
tried by Steve, but he wasn't home. We then stopped by the Raaflaub's.
Sis Raaflaub had made cinnamon buns for us. :) We were there for a bit.
We then came home and had supper. We then tried by some people.
had Ward Council and then church. We were asked to help out in Primary
for the second hour. It was fun. We were just supposed to help with part
of the lesson part. After church, we went to the other elders apartment
and had lunch. We then had coordination and then went back home for a
sec. We then went and had supper with the Speidel's. He's the bishop. It
was fun. Bro McMurray picked us up after and we went home teaching with
him to Sis Kaluzna. We then came home and had studies.
That was my week. It was crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
Well this week was interesting. Lots of craziness and random fun. :) It was a pretty great week.
had P-day. Got a haircut from Sis Hardy. We then met the other zone at a
park and played around. We had supper with Stewart's and Raaflaubs. We
were supposed to go help the Lee's with their basement, but He wasn't
home. We tried by some people and then tried back and he still wasn't
home. We then tried some others.
to go into the office early that day for an audit. Passed I guess. :)
Then we were just working on stuff their for the day. We had supper with
the McMurray's. We then went to the Monteith's.
were in the office again that day. We then left and had a lesson with
the other Elders with Trish. She is a LA that was pretty sudden lesson.
We then had supper with the Byam's. We then tracted and stopped by the
Habing's for a bit.
We had District
Meeting in the morning. We then went on Splits with the Other Elder's. I
was with Elder Low in the other area. We tried by some people, Tracted
and then tried by some Part-members and Prospective elders. We then
switch back at Raaflaubs for supper. We made home made pizzas :) We then
did I don't know. I can't remember....
we did some planning we then went and taught Steve. He's a cool guy.
Super willing to learn. Not much response from him though. We then had
to go into the office again for a bit. We then left and tracted a bit,
in the rain. :) We had supper with Carter's and then we went down to the
church for Facebook. On the way home we met this guy who we had a cool
conversation with. He is an Orthodox Christian and explained to us about
what that is. It was cool.
Well we had a
lesson with Josue. We took a member from the YSA ward who speaks
Portuguese. He didn't really help much... We found out more about his
beliefs. He is Spiritus, which basically is a Christian who believes in
Reincarnation. Strange... We then did mormon.org
time. We went back to the bus station and met some girls from the
Rutherford and Connor's Hill Ward. They were waiting for a friend they
met the day before that is blind and wants to learn about the church. We
then went into the mall and taught him a little bit more. He was
previously taught by some YSA elders and that's where he is going to be
taught. It was cool and random. We then had supper with the Woodruffs.
We then just tracted.
We had PEC in the
morning and then we had church. We had lunch at the other Elder's place
and then had coordination. We did some studies and then tried by some
people and tracted till supper. We had supper with the Kastendieck's and
then tried by some more people in between waiting for the buses.
Well that was my week. It's transfers and nothing is happening with us. It's going to by Elder Wilson and I to the end.
Well this week seemed to go by pretty fast. Things are starting to pick up for us. It was a great week.
had Pday. We shopped emailed. Had lunch and then went and played some
basketball and frisbee. We had supper with the Piepgrass'. It was a
pretty quick supper since they had to leave. We then tried by some
people and then went to see the Raaflaub's. They needed some extra help.
were in the office in the morning. We then went to the church for lunch
before ZTM. We made homemade Poutine. :) It was good. Took some of
Elder Dodson's Chilli Cheese dip and put it on top. It was more like
Chili Chesse fries, but still good. ZTM was great too. Learned a lot. We
then went on exchanges. I was going to be in Soutgate with Elder Liu.
It was fun. We tracted a little bit before supper with the Byam's and
Munsters'. Bro Byam was still in Red Deer that day, so Munsters' came
over. We then tracted some more.
were in the office again that morning. We then took off for lunch. We
ate and then exchanged back. We tracted for a bit and then had supper
with the Bennett's. We then tried formers and tracted. Lots of tracting
since we don't have munch going on.
were in the office all day. We had to give up our temporary car today.
We drove it to the office. Then some other elders took it since their
car is getting sold. We were in the office that day and then to my
surprise at the end of the day Elder Pratt asked as we were heading off,
"would you elders like a car for the weekend?". I was sooooo excited. I
wasn't ready to bus again. We then had supper with Draycott's. After
supper we stopped by Justin Lee.
was chaos. We got up and did the usual. We did a little planning and
then had lunch with Tagalog. We then went on splits. Elder Wilson and
Walker went and did a passover lesson in which we have a new
investigator. Elder Ustare and I went tracting. We then waited for them
and then when they finally came out we went on another split to passover
Marcel to the Mt. Pleasant elders. Elder Dodson and I tried by some of
their potentials and tracted. We then got back and we went to the stake
center for the child of record baptism. We gave a little message as they
were changing. We then went home and had supper. We then went to see
one of Elder Wilson's and Elder Jackson's old investigators who was
supposed to be in the hospital for a surgery. We drove up to the Royal
Alex and she wasn't there. Finally got her number called her and she was
home already. So we went to the Raaflaubs.
had ward council. We then had church. We were having lunch and then got
a text that coordination was cancelled. We then had to pick up Elder
Liu from the Whyte Ave chapel and bring him down to the Bearspaw chapel
since they went on splits for ward councils. We then finished lunch and
had studies. We then stopped by Josue and some others. We had supper
with the St. Aubin's (St. O-bay). We then just tracted the rest of the
It was decent week. We've gotten some new potentials and new investigators. Things are picking up. It's great. :)
Well this week was very uneventful. I think it's going to be that way for a while.
had p-day. We emailed, shopped and went to the church. We had supper
with the Folston's. We then went and visited the Monteith's. They are a
did service at the Ronald McDonald house. We then went and had ZTM.
Leaned a lot. We tried by some people and then had supper at the Byam's.
We go there every Wednesday, so it's going to be fun. :) We then stopped by the Raaflaub's.
We were in the office all day. We then had nothing that night. Nothing really exciting at all.
We were in the office again. We then had supper with the McMullin's. We then had another lesson at the Raaflaub's.
did weekly planning and then we tried some potentials and Less-actives.
We had supper with the Raaflaub's and then we went and played soccer
with Bro Lee. It was fun. Building a good relationship with him.
had Ward Council. Well Elder Low and I shovel the church while ward
council was going on. We then had church and coordination. We had supper
at the AP's apartment. We then were going to to a pass-over lesson with
the YSA elders, but it fell through. We were all going to the same
place for supper so we went on a sort of split. It was a bit of a
disaster, but it worked out. We then had supper at the Hardy's with a
bunch of the YSA. We then visited with Monir. Then went to the Habings.
was a decent week. The office is getting better learning what I'm
supposed to do. Week's are pretty boring, but still having fun. :)
Love, Elder Colin O'Neill
I almost forgot to write my weekly email. :) It was such a crazy week.
It's been a long and eventful week too. Which is good. :)
we started the morning by going to the temple. :) It was great. We then
had Pday. We emailed, shopped, then we went to a park for the last
little bit. Elder Wilson played some soccer with his new cleats that he
bought. I just took some pictures and tried to draw. We had supper with D
and M Allred. There are two Allred's. They are brothers and live in the
same house, one upstairs and one in the basement. I was confused for a
bit too. It was fun. It then started raining and so we went home and got
jacket and tried by some people.
were in the office until lunch. We then went on exchanges. I went with
Elder Bergeson and Elder Wu. They are the Mandarin Elders in the area.
It was an interesting exchange. We just tried by some potentials. We had
supper with some members in Lakewood ward. We then went to the last
little bit of English class at the institute. We then taught Joyce. She
is an investigator of theirs'. She has been difficult in the past. I
tried to help as much as I could with only being able to speak English.
They said I was helpful.
had District Meeting and exchanged back. We then went back to the
office for a few hours. We went to help the Master's move some boxes
which they thought were going to take an hour or so, but took like 10
minutes. ya.... We then went to Habing's and brought some stuff in for
her and she gave us supper to take home. We then ate. We got called to
go help some family move. We then went to the Raaflaub's for a quick
lesson, making sure they were going to watch conference. We then tried
by Justin, but he wasn't home so we did FB
we cleaned the apartment for a bit and then did our planning. We went
out and tracted and found some new potentials. We then had supper with M
and L Allred, which ended up being a huge sibling Easter dinner. I
don't remember what else we did that night.
CONFERENCE! It was amazing. We watched the first session at the Stake
Center. We then came back had lunch. We then went and met with Josue. We
tracted into him yesterday. It was awesome. We went in and had a really
good talk. Just quickly went through the restoration. We shared a card
with Because He lives and asked him about it. He told us that one of his
friends already sent him a Portuguese version before. It was awesome.
He's really great. We then went to the Raaflaub's and watched the second
session. We then had supper with them. Home-made Poutine. :) First time
of home-made poutine. We then went to the Stake Center to watch
Priesthood. It was all so good. :) We then went to DQ after.
went to the Bateman's for Breakfast and watched conference there. We
then went home and had lunch. Mt. Pleasant came over. They got locked
out of their apartment. We then went and watch the last session at the
Stake Center. We then drove Mt. Pleasant home and then went to the
Habing's for supper. They had an Easter supper with some friends. It was
fun. Didn't do much the rest of the night. We went in and then the
other elders called. One of the sisters in the ward called them for a
blessing. They picked us up and we went over there. They dropped us off
again and then Mt. Pleasant called us. They couldn't get into their
apartment and the landlord was in Ontario. They ended up staying with us
for the night.
dropped Mt. Pleasant off at the Whyte Ave chapel and went to the
office. We were meeting Tagalog North to switch them cars, since their
car was called into the shop. We then had lunch with them at Subway. We
then went tracting. We knocked the first house he was atheist and sick.
We knocked the second house and ended up talking with the lady for an
hour and half. It was fun. She actually lives in Slave Lake and was down
visiting her mother. It was great. We then tracted for a bit more. We
found a cool part of our area. It's right by the river and the houses
are super nice. We then had supper by ourselves and then had FHE at a
park up the road with the Raaflaub's.
It was a great week. Looking foward to this week too. :) Not much time left, better getting working harder. :)