Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Memorial Day (Wednesday P-day)

    So first off, sorry for not emailing until today but our Preparation Day was moved to Wednesday so we could do proselyting work on Memorial Day. Anyway, my first full week in the new area was pretty good, a lot of time was still spent seeing members so I can get to know people and the area. This area is pretty sweet and it is just so nice I still am surprised. Most people are fairly nice here too so that's always a plus. Well ok here's my week.
     Monday we emailed some and then we went and picked up the other elders and went shopping. We came home, changed and grabbed some lunch then headed to the turf fields and played some soccer with the Zone. It was pretty fun but I still don't like turf fields all that much, gimme them grass fields! Anyway, after that we had dinner at the Price's and then we came back to the leasing office and spent the rest of the evening taking an online safety course because President Riggs sent out a text saying to do it ASAP! So we did.
     Tuesday morning we had our district meeting and it was pretty good. The District Leader, Elder Rice, is kind of ummm quirky? He never stops moving and has these short, jerky movements but he is pretty cool. After district meeting we did service as a district, we helped this family that is moving put stuff into a POD so it can be faked to their new house. Then we did yard work for them so the place looks nice for the new owners. After dinner we went to a lesson but it didn't end up happening but on our way walking back to our apartment we stopped and talked to this lady named Gladys. We talked to her for a solid 30 minutes and actually taught her a little, she had two sons who we are hoping to teach as well.
Elder Brady & Elder Merrill out tracting.
     Wednesday we spent almost all day street contacting. We talked to these two guys, Donney and Barrett or are 21 and 24, for about 45 minutes and they know their stuff! After we finished talking to them they told us they work for some churches in the area so everything made sense then. They knew a lot of stuff about the Mormons and what we believe, I was impressed. After dinner we finished out the day with some good ole tracting.
     Thursday we had interviews with President Riggs and they were good. It was my last interview with him because he leaves next month and we are getting a new Mission President. After the interviews we helped Sister Fairchild (who is also our downstairs neighbor) and her husband (who isn't a member) move an elliptical. We got to ride in the bed of the truck on the way to get it! Woo! That brought some memories back haha it was awesome! Well we got the elliptical back to their place and then they bought us dinner so that was nice, an unexpected dinner. After dinner we taught Debra, an unbaptized 8 year-old, whose father is a member but less-active and her mother is not a member. At the end of the lesson she asked if we could come back tomorrow....if only all our investigators asked that.
     Friday was weekly planning and then during lunch I hung up a piece of styrofoam and   ta-da! A redneck dart board! It works pretty good actually. The Chaplin's took us out for dinner and then after dinner we went to see a potential, yeah he isn't interested.... The rest of the night we spent seeing member families.
Elders Brady & Merrill playing basketball with some boys.
     Saturday we started the day off with some service. We helped the family we helped earlier in the week move all their things into their new house and they fed us lunch. I'm the afternoon the Assistants came and took our car...back to bike baby! Elder Merrill isn't too happy about it at all he keeps saying how bad we need the car, it's pretty funny. After dinner we tried some potentials but none worked out. Then as we were riding past a park we saw some kids playing basketball so we stopped and played with them. It was pretty fun and they want us to come back so hopefully something works out with at least one of them.
     Sunday Bro. Todd gave us a ride to and from Ward Council and church, he is awesome. During church we were asked to help in primary again, this time we were called up in front of everybody and talked about the Priesthood and the Holy Ghost. It was pretty sweet, the primary kids are way funny. After church we had dinner at the Livsey's and they are sweet, they have four boys and all of the boys have a disability of some sort but they are hilarious and awesome!
     Well that was my week, things are going pretty good and so is the work. I love it. I hope you all had a great week as well! Oh a little crazy side note, we live next to a fire station and there hasn't been a day when the alarms and sirens haven't gone off. There has been an alarm every single day I've been here, it's crazy.
     ~ Elder Brady

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