May 31, 2016

 

Hello fambam!

This week was another good week! Zone Conference was pretty awesome. Conducting was interesting, but pretty cool to do for the first time! Dinner that night was with the Greenes, always a a good time there, they were the ones that sent pictures of us playing miniature ping pong.
On Wednesday we were on exchanges with the Stetson Hills elders from our zone. I was with elder Supinger in my area. That was awesome. He is super good at talking to every single person out and about. He immediately began to teach them on the spot and i learned a lot from him in how to just teach people right away and to just relax, do it, and go by the spirit. It was really neat. Hes from central california (maybe south bay, i dont remember) but it was fun to see how much our pre mission lives were similar.
We found a less active sister that apparently had not been open to previous attempts of the ward reaching out but for some reason she was willing to meet with us this week when elder supinger and i stopped by. We have  begun teaching her and are helping her develop a testimony of temples and the need to receive the blessings offered within them. im so grateful that the lord is preparing people for us.
our crazy story this week was that there was a huge hailstorm on thursday. we went to pick up some biking elders that were stranded. they were standing on a driveway using the doormats to protect themselves! haha it was a funny sight to drive up to. we had just bought lunch so we just decided to eat at their place, after being there an hour elder schilling realized he didnt have the phone, when we went to leave he found it in a puddle by his car door. we put it in rice and a couple hours later it turned on but not for too long. we were running around trying to figure out what to do, and were luckily able to get a new one on friday morning at the mission office. little did we know until after, that we had 4 missionaries in our zone get emergency transferred out of our zone while we didnt have a phone. we were worried that president might have been trying to get in touch with us if he needed us involved. luckily all was well and the lord had watched over us!
as for the fun stuff, last monday, me and two elders from a trio in a neighboring ward went golfing! it was a ton of fun! theres an elder that has super nice golf clubs with him – kinda silly that he has them on his mission, but it was some fun golfing anyway! haha like you always say dad, it only takes one good hit to make me want to come play another round. and we were on the last hole, i realized i hadnt had an actual good hit yet. sure enough, my last drive was a solid 250 yards up hill. we were playing best ball between the three of us. so we played from my drive. elder johnson (the golfer one with clubs) said he was gonna use a 3 wood for the next 200 yards to the hill. well evidently i can hit it 230+ yards with a 3 wood… haha i overshot the hole by far and ended up in like a fenced off waterplant thing. haha so i got two good hits!
this week, we went fishing at skaguay reservoir. that was a lot of fun. its up in the mountains. beautiful and i caught 2 rainbows! we all caught atleast two. there is a family in the neighboring ward that took us and the trio. a pretty sight and a good time. also a good sunburn… lots of good times to be had! loving it all the time. transfers are next week! so next monday ill inform you of any changes! love you all!
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