Hey everyone I hope you had a good week and a great thanksgiving! It was a good one out here for me anyway.
On Monday for P-Day we had our zone activity and we had a thanksgiving lunch that we all made food for. Elder Kerr and I made rolls won the zone leaders and we made a ton! It took us way too long but they turned out good and everyone liked them so it was ok. After the lunch we played some volleyball and that was pretty fun because we had the whole zone playing on two different courts so it wasn't just a couple of us playing.
Tuesday and Wednesday we were doing service for Brian Doran, he got three more deer so we fleshed another hide on Tuesday and then set it out for the night. The next day we went back and salted that hide and then we started building a tepee to smoke the hide we've been working on for a while now. First we built a tepee and then we hoisted the whole thing up onto a couple of ladders to get it up around the smoke stack of his smoker. It was uhh....pretty redneck. We decided it wouldn't work too well so we took the tepee down and just put it over a little fire pit he had and started smoking the hide. We being guys though we don't know what low heat is....we charred the hide and melted the poles it was hanging on so they were bending in half. It didn't workout the way we wanted it to, but we are figuring things out.
Thanksgiving Day!! Turkey day was awesome! We went to the turkey bowl in the morning and there was a lot of people there, I was surprised by how many showed up. After that we went down to Elder Kerr's last area and helped a lady with some service and had a big lunch with a bunch of other missionaries and some non members at their house so that was cool. Got back to our area and Brian picked us up to go have dinner at their place but first we went to Wal-Mart, it was crazy. There was 3 cop cars there and the front was barricaded down into a little alleyway like thing by some metal barriers...good ole Wal-Mart, preparing for the apocalypse. Brian was getting some stuff they needed and he bought Elder Kerr and I a shirt and a sweatshirt each, it was pretty sweet.
Saturday was a great day! We got to go back to Elder Kerr's last area and see two people he taught get baptized! It was awesome and then when we got back to our area our zone was in the middle of a Finding Fest so we spent the rest of the day finding. It all worked out though because we found a family to teach! They are from Mongolia and are an awesome family, the mom is super nice and the oldest boy is 17, next is a 9 year old girl and a 6 year old boy. So now we have a family of three to teach and we are going back on Wednesday to start. It's going to be awesome.
Sunday was also a really good day, we went back to Elder Kerr's last area and he got to confirm one of the people that got baptized a member of the church. It was super cool and there was soo many people there to support both who got baptized. I don't think I've seen that many people in the chapel in a long time, it was awesome!
So this week was really good and I have so much to be thankful for. I hope everyone sees the little things in their lives and is thankful for them all. It's the little things in life and the people in your life that matter most. At least that's what I think. Well I hope y'all have a great week.
~ Elder Brady
P.S. Sorry for no pictures, I don't think I even took any...too busy with everything. I'll get some for next week though.