week 1, transfer 2Written by admin on November 28th, 2010
This week was pretty cool, first week with Elder Watkins and we get along good! He´s a cool guy and Grandpa is friends with his Grandpa and he gave me like his life story and the guy sounds like a pretty cool guy and I am convinced to not buy green grapes any more. Also my package came in!! thanks so much and apparently the other one is already in the office!! Do I have to wait until the Christmas to open it all? I gave Elder Valle the advent calendar and he´s pretty pumped about it. O yeah and Aunt Carol says I have to wait… but its cool it was nice to hear from her, it sounds like Brad surviving at the school of the Apostates . I liked how you talked about hunters, it reminded me of the valley named Nimrod, for he was a mighty hunter. But yeah I am glad everyone is doing good and the pictures were pretty sweet. All the other kids look a lot older and its kinda weirding me out and the basketball hoop looks pretty cool maybe when I come home I´ll go dunk on it if I feel like it.
Anyway I think Elder Watkins and I have started out the transfer pretty strong and we´ve got a lot of cool ideas and we are gonna focus more on getting references from the members and reactivating people by teaching the first lesson to the less active members and then ask them for references too. Elder Arnold of the 70 came and I didn´t get to go but some of the other missionaries got to see him and he said that we need to be knocking less doors and doing missionary work that way and a whole bunch of other stuff but apparently it was really intense and the mission is getting pretty hardcore. Also we had stake conference and I was surprised at how many people were there and President and Hermana Northcutt came and they spoke about the Book of Mormon they both gave really good talks. But unfortunately none of our investigators came.
This week we found a whole lot of new investigators and we taught a lot too. One of the new investigators was named Lorena and she seems really good and really prepared to receive the gospel. Apparently she had talked to missionaries a long time ago. We found another family and we taught them and brought a member with us and he has a really intense testimony and the lesson was good just he got super intense and talked about all the meat of the Gospel before we could talk about the milk but I think everything will turn out good. We had a really great district and zone meeting and it was a great spiritual pump up and I think we are going to have a whole lot of success. I really like our new district and the new missionaries are my comp and Elder Dillree from Wyoming. He´s a cool guy and has about 6 months in the mission. All week long we have been playing soccer early in the morning and I had a fundamental moment in my soccer career. I did this spin move and juked somebody else (this was a move that Elder Ramos taught me) and I scored a goal. It was pretty epic. Also my insane bruise is from getting smashed into the barred window of the church it is probably the biggest bruise I´ve ever had. Also, we slept with the window open last night and I got EATEN ALIVE. So that explains the little red dot. After we played soccer, Elder Ramos and I made lunch and I made some ice cream and put oreos in it and it turned out delicious. Many missionaries know me for being such a great cook (haha not) BUT I am learning. Well I gotta go, the pics are of my bruise, scab, Elder Valle and I, the lil party we had for Elder Ramos and Elder Watkins. Elder Ramos is the chubby guy, him and I are busting up laughing every single day he is so funny we are from the same group. Well, thanks so much for the letters and especially
the package! Love you guys so much and can´t wait to hear from you again!