JULY 7, 2014 -- 5:15PM
Last week was pretty good. Our week started off pretty bad; we had two appointments with less actives fall through and when that happened we had no idea what to do. So, we called our ward mission leader and he gave us someone to go and visit. We went to their house and they weren't home. So, we ended up going back to our apartment. We did our nightly planning and talked for a bit about the people we're teaching. We went on exchanges Tuesday night to Wednesday night. Since we don't have any other Elders in our district we are only able to go on exchanges once a month with our Zone Leaders. I stayed in my area and Elder Fullmer was the zone leader that went with me. He's a Utah State Champion in wrestling. I asked him what college he wants to go to, after his mission, to wrestle for. He told me that wrestling in high school was enough for him and he doesn't want to wrestle at the collegiate level. We set goals that night to contact 10 people and to be diligent in our work. We were able to contact 7 people and 4 of them were solid potentials that we are going to drop by this week to see if they want to take the lessons. We also had an amazing lesson with Steve, one of our progressing investigators, who is ready to get baptized but he is dragging his feet with committing to do it. Elder Fullmer gave an amazing testimony on faith from Alma 32, and I finished the lesson by sharing Moroni 10: 3-5. I pointed out that one thing the scripture says is to pray to our Heavenly Father to know if it is not true. And right after I said that you could tell that what I said was one thing that Steve needed to hear. You could also really feel the spirit. We finished by reading all of Moroni 10: 3-5 and then I bore my testimony on it. He should hopefully be getting baptized really soon. Our 4th of July was really good. We got fed for all three meals and they were all really good. We had to be in by six so we were extremely bored having to be in our apartment forever. We did our weekly planning and then we laid down until we fell asleep. Saturday pretty much went to waste the way things played out. We ended up only being able to visit one less active and then teaching a recent convert. After that we had to go to our dinner appointment that was was at 4pm, which was really what through our entire day off. After dinner we went back to our apartment to get some things done. A couple of hours after we had been back at our apartment we heard four gun shots go off and we were a little freaked out, then we heard another six. After the six we were freaking out. We ended up calling our Mission President and we explained our situation and he just told us to stay in our apartment.
JULY 7, 2014 -- 5:21PM
Hi Mary Alice,
I love the pictures that you painted for me and I have them laying out. Did you guys get the letters I sent? I can't wait to get home and be able to watch you play the piano. Sounds like you have a ton of fun playing basketball with Eli, and that's great to hear that you beat him a least once. Of course, you guys went to The Arch once I left. It sounded like you had fun. I miss you so much!!!!!!!!
P.S. I'm going to put the picture mom took of you on my planner for next transfer. Everyone that sees my planner is going to see you on my front cover.
JULY 7, 2014 -- 5:26PM
Also for the 4th of July, a member in the ward has a 1947 Dodge Fire Engine. Every year he takes it for a drive and you can stand in the back. Elder Bowman and I were able to ride on the back with a few other of the guys family members.
JULY 7, 2014 -- 5:32PM
Hey so these pictures of me and Elder Bowman aren't in our apartment. They're in another Elders' apartments. I haven't really taken any other photos. I'll make sure to take a picture of my bike. It's pretty hard remembering to take pictures.