Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016~ Another week of doing good!

Hey guys!

So this week went by really quick and it was a pretty good one. We were able to get in contact with a couple less actives and have some good lessons with them. One less active had us over for lunch and her husband is not a member but he has no interest in changing. He's about 80 and he's been around the church most of his life, he knows all of the doctrine, he loves all of the things the church does, and the people, but he has not interest in switching at this point in his life. 

We had dinner with the Mashburn’s and had a lesson and that went well. He's working towards getting the priesthood soon. We did a bunch of tracting this week and we didn't find anyone too promising. Kinda a boring week there but we also were able to do some service.

We did some landscaping for a guy named Mike and he's the same guy we've been doing service for for a couple weeks and his house looks like a brand new house now. He asked for a way to donate to our church so we brought him a tithing slip and explained what everything on there was and and where the money goes to and he thought that was really cool so hopefully he remembers what we did for him and it will lead to something in the future.

We also did service for a lady named Susanne who we tracted into. She is kind of a hoarder so her back yard is a mess! So that was some interesting service. First off I dug two holes for her dead cats in the back yard by the garage. The worst part was the cats died in December so yeah... Pretty gross! Then we got talking about religion and gave her a Book of Mormon, and Elder Marks talked to her for 1 1/2 hours while I tried to start tackling the back yard. I went in with the weed whacker, some pruners, and a garbage can and in an hour and a half I cleared about a 10 by 10 square. But that square looks really good! It's more of a service for the neighborhood and her neighbors because she doesn't really care how it looks. So we will be going back for a couple weeks to do the rest.

We went to Nathaniel Brunard’s mission call opening and he was called to some place in Africa. I don't know how to spell it but I think it's Namibia Botswana mission? He's going to be a great missionary as well as Ben Bagley who gave his "farewell" talk this Sunday and he did a great job! We also had another missionary return from his mission here in the ward and he spoke as well. Two of the youth were ordained to elders this week including Ben, and it was also a couple of the families in the ward last week so it was kinda crazy!

Then, last night we had dinner with the Welker’s who are a cool young family in the ward. That's pretty much it. Have a great week!

Love you!

We found a Buffett that has tons of seafood! This is just some of the different kinds they have. I ate the octopus on the left side but it wasn't that good!

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