Monday, September 28, 2015

Day to Serve

     Monday we did our emailing and then got a ride to Chantilly and went shopping. While there a member saw us and bought is all some lunch, so that was sweet! After that we went and played some basketball and volleyball. In the evening we met with two investigators, Harry and Delaine Whittaker, who are super cool and we had a good conversation with them.
Elder Brady & Elder Overstreet
     Tuesday we had District Meeting, Elder Black is the District Leader and he does a good job of it. Went to lunch with a pretty much in-active member named Jagadish, who randomly asked if we wanted to go to lunch with him one time, so it was sweet. Then we went to the mall because Elder Overstreet's iPad somehow got messed up with the update, so we went to get it fixed, but they said we have to go back tomorrow.
     Wednesday we started off by going back to the mall and getting Elder Overstreet's iPad fixed and ready to go, but it took awhile. On the way back a guy stopped us and said he wanted to learn about our religion, so we exchanged contact info. His name is Lazero and he seems super excited to learn. Went to Frank's and talked with him about family history which he is working on and he loves it.
     Thursday we met with Bro. Johnson, the Ward Mission Leader, and talked about how we can better do the work with and in the ward. Then we met Frank at Bro. Bowen's house to help him do some family history work. We tried two potentials after dinner, but no luck there so we decided to try Lazero. We got in and we had a short lesson on the Book of Mormon and he seemed to really enjoy it. Super excited to see how things go with him.
Skinnying a tie
     Friday was a bit of a slower day which happens sometimes I guess. We were trying potentials pretty much all day and then we tried to get in contact with a previous investigator, but we were not able to get a hold of them.
     Saturday was "Day to Serve" and our ward did a food drive for a local food pantry. It went all day, but there were people there in shifts. We went from 2-4 and it was amazing to see how many people helped out. There were a lot of people that didn't look like they COULD help, but they would bring something out for it, or donate some change out of there pocket and it was just awesome to see what people will do for others. We took all the food to the pantry and then helped sort and stack it and that took awhile, but it was fun. As a ward we raised almost two tons of food for for the pantry!
     Sunday was a good day, we had ward council in the morning and then church right after. Today in church it was the primary program which was awesome! They are always funny, but always so spiritual as well, it's a great mix. After church we did our studies and then had dinner at the Rickard's, who are a part-member family and they are pretty cool. Afterwards we met with the Bishop and talked with him about what we can help each other with in the work within the ward. He is a great guy and is really missionary oriented, it's great.
     So this week was a pretty good week and I hope y'all had a good week as well. In my studies one day I started reading "Our Heritage", which if you don't know is a brief history of the church, and I highly recommend it to help strengthen your testimony of the church. It has amazing stories in there and shows the courage and faith of so many early members, it's a great book. Well I hope you guys have a great week and keep smiling.      ~ Elder Brady

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