Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7th, 2016 Update (20th Birthday)

Hello guys!

Thanks for the birthday wishes! It's been a pretty good day so far. So, for this week it was a pretty typical week for at least the first portion. Visiting less active/active members, our investigators, and doing service. We had family home evening after p-day last Monday at the Pfaff’s. 

Then on Tuesday, I went on exchanges with Elder Pedersen who is one of the other missionaries in the apartment to their area. We spent most of the day down in Mount Morris. Then later that day we went to the senior center in Mount Morris with Bridgette and Jaylene to visit Merna and Todd who are a member and would be a member if his health was good enough.  That was good and they really enjoy it when members come to visit with us and
also when girls come visit instead of just the two guys every week so
that was good.

Wednesday, we had district meeting in Warsaw at the Dieus apartment with the zone leaders as well.

Thursday, we ended up doing a lot of service first for the food pantry and then we came back here to do service at the apartment complex for the maintenance guy. He just had surgery on his shoulder so some things he can't/shouldn't be doing. So we painted the walls and ceiling in an apartment and tore out a bathroom floor. Then we went to the Pfaff’s for dinner and then we had a lesson with a really cool new investigator that we got from the city. His name is Rich and he has been meeting with missionaries for a while. He embraces all of the doctrine, loves the church, has read the gospel principles manual, etc.. But he just has a couple things before he can be baptized but he's planning it. Also he has no license as of now but he's trying to get it back soon so he can come
to church.

Then on Saturday, we did service at the Teresa house and then that night we had stake conference. We went up to Rochester and had dinner before. Stake conference was great! I really enjoyed the speakers and the spirit that was felt there.

On the Saturday session, they had a couple speakers assigned like the patriarch, temple president, etc.. But in between, they called on random people in the audience to come up and to share their testimonies, something they have learned recently, thoughts on a favorite hymn,etc.. And that was really good too!

Sunday, the missionaries for the stake were the choir so we got to sit on the stand for the whole meeting and we sang three songs at the beginning of the meeting. I liked sitting up there just to see all of the people, and their families, and how they are reacting to the speakers. There was also a bunch of good talks on Sunday by President and Sister Francis, the stake president, and a couple others.

Anyways hope you have a good week!

Love you!

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