Monday, September 21, 2015


Bye to the Canigiani's
     Monday we did some emailing and then we went and hung out with a bunch of elders. We played some football and then some basketball and I will never play sports again when I have my glasses and not my contacts. It was hard! Anyway so it was a pretty fun day and no one got seriously hurt so that's good.
Bye to the Jones Family
     Tuesday we did some service for Jon, we mowed and weed whacked his yard and it was actually kind of fun. It wasn't that hard because the yard isn't huge, but it still took a little bit. Had dinner and then had a game night with the Canigiani's and during the game we got the transfer email (they do an email instead of a call now) and we knew Elder Babb was going home, but we found out I was leaving and they were shutting down the area! It's crazy, I was expecting to stay another transfer, but I guess not.
     Wednesday was a HUGE pack day like all we did was pack, and say bye to some people. We went to correlation and then Bro. Wride took us out to lunch with Jon at Buffalo Wild Wings and it was super good. Did some more packing and then we went with the sisters to say bye to the Jones Family and they actually took us out to dinner, wasn't expecting that, but they are just awesome! Did some moreee packing and then said bye to Smith's after which we finally got most of the packing done.
     Thursday we went to Jon's and he made us some french toast for breakfast and we just talked. Barrett came over and said bye before we left so that was sweet, he is a cool guy. Jon gave us a ride to Centreville for transfers because he is awesome! Had to say bye to Elder McInerny, Elder Babb, and my trainer, Elder Seely, they are going home! My new area is Fair Oaks, and my new companion is Elder Overstreet. Elder Overstreet is from West Jordan, Utah, and has been out for three months. After transfers we went on a blitz (tracting one area with more than one set of missionaries) with the Chantilly elders.
     Friday the Zone Leaders dropped my bike off so we could bike instead of a lot of walking, I like biking a lot more. We did some weekly planning and then tried to see some people. We were able to see the Second Counselor (Bro. Rybiki) and his family and then the bishop (Bishop Burciaga) and his family. They were all super nice.
     Saturday we went to the Chantilly elders area and did another blitz and then came back to our area and did a blitz here. Woo tracting. After dinner we met with Frank Delvecchio and his kids, Frank and his oldest daughter, Hope (who is 9) have been recently baptized and his other two kids will be baptized when they are old enough. They are a cool family and they like the missionaries a lot. Woot Woot!
     Sunday we had early Ward council and then straight to church where I said the closing prayer in sacrament meeting. Church was really good and I only introduced myself maybe 20 times. At dinner I uhh made a guy cry.... I was sharing the scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-9 and my personal cross reference to Proverbs 17:17 and when I read in Proverbs he started crying. He thanked me, said he really liked that scripture and that he needed to highlight it. He then told us a story of how is best friend had died and that scripture made him think of his friend. It was really spiritual and touching and then he said he had been able to do the temple work for his friend! It was super cool! After dinner we tried to visit the people on a list the bishop had given us and we met this nice young couple that told us to come back, they're less-active members but still.
     So this week was a pretty good week and I hope ya'll had a good week as well. I found this quote I really like so I'm gonna share it with you guys.
"Don't change yourself because you're afraid of what people think.
Change yourself because you want to be better."
     Don't be scared of what other people think and stop changing, stop progressing because of it. Trust in God and always work to change and progress and become more like him.
      ~ Elder Brady
Elder Brady, Zach Jones, and Elder Babb
Bye to Bro. Wride
 Bye to Barrett
Bye to my trainer, Elder Seely
Leesburg District - Back Row: E. Brady, E. Babb,
S.Gerber , E. Harper, S. Gardner, E. Rammell, Front Row: Sisters Archibald, Langford, and Manalang

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