So this week has been really interesting actually. Last Monday, we
played soccer as I'm sure you know. Well, Elder Kreitel kicked another
guys foot and split his toe open. He ended up having to go to the
hospital to get 8 stitches on his toe haha. He has been pretty
restricted on how much he can walk around, so we haven't been able to
do too much. It has been a pretty good week nonetheless.
Transfers are today, but not too much is happening to me. Elder
Kreitel is going home, and Elder Miller and I are just staying in the
area. Woohoo! I get to finish my mission in Molalla! It's going to be
blast. I can't believe I am going into my last transfer. We had our
last zone conference with President Ballard. It was a lot of fun! It
was weird saying goodbye to him. The new President gets here on
Saturday whose name President Bullen.
As you saw, we got to go to the Molalla Buckeroo kickoff party which
was like an amateur rodeo. It was cool for the first little while, and
then I remembered how boring and lame they are. Next week, we are
going to the actual Buckeroo which is like one of the biggest rodeos
in America. That one should be a lot better. I hope.
Well, I'm glad I only have to write these dumb emails six more times
;) It's going to be a fun last seven weeks! Talk to you all later!
Monday, June 19, 2017
This week has been pretty relaxed actually. There wasn't too much
going on. We had another movie night with the youth which went a lot
better than the last one. There was a lot more people that showed up,
and someone actually brought a nonmember friend. It was cool. We ended
up watching meet the Mormons. I'm pretty sick of that movie now. I
already didn't like it too much before, but now I have just seen it
too many times.
We are trying to keep as busy as possible. We do a lot of lessons with
members trying to get referrals. That is what most of our days consist
of. For some reason, people like playing chess around here. We have
played a bunch of chess games at the library with random people. It's
pretty fun. I have yet to win though which is a little frustrating.
It is really weird that President Ballard is going home next week. It
doesn't feel like it. It's funny though because he asked us to start
praying for the new president already. It's even weirder that I'm
going into my last transfer here pretty soon haha. I'm excited though.
Here in a little bit, I do have to start the going home program. I
actually hate it. I have gone through multiple times with companions
that have gone home. Oh well. I'll do it anyways.
It's crazy that Zade and Thomas are home already. I can't wait to see
all them. Glad to hear things are going well! Have fun! Love you! Bye!
Monday, June 12, 2017
I am doing fantastic! Thank you! This week has been really good! We
had interviews with President Ballard. It was weird because it was my
last one with him. It was more of a departing interview than anything.
We didn't even really talk about the area or investigators. He just
asked me questions about my mission as a whole. It was really nice! He
is already planning a mission reunion in October haha. That should be
fun! Haha he told me to come visit him in bountiful when I am in Utah.
We worked a lot with the youth this week to find people. It's weird
because I've never really been in a unit that actually has youth; It
makes it really fun. We had a 3 on 3 basketball tournament that we put
together . There was a pretty good turnout. There were
about 12 people that showed up. Then that night, we did a movie night
at the church with the youth. That didn't go as well. There were only
4 people that came. We watched the cokeville miracle.
We also set a baptismal date with one of our investigators, Michael.
He is super cool. He is dating a member of the ward. Missionaries have
been teaching him for a long time, but he is not married so it has
been a problem. They are getting married in June, so he can get
baptized now. It's really exciting. He is getting baptized
right before I go home! Woohoo!
Anyways, everything sounds like it's going pretty good! I'm doing
amazing! Living the dream! Have a great week! Love you!