Monday, June 6, 2016

Transfers/Quad Squad

Temple Trip. Elder Bunn, Elder Hudson, Me, Elder Chan.
     Hey hey y'all how are ya doing? I hope you guys had a great week and that summer is starting to kick in and you're enjoying it. This past week was pretty good, there were some ups and downs with transfers and all but it's been good.
     So on Monday for our P-Day we started it off awesome and went to the temple! It was great, I love the temple and it's been awhile since I had gone so I was pretty stoked to go! I wish we could go more as missionaries but oh well. When we got back we went to the mission home for our Zone Activity, a BBQ and volleyball, ping pong, and basketball. That was super sweet too. When we got back to the apartment Elder Chan started packing and then we went to the office and did the Warrior Report.
Springfield District.
Me, Elder Hansen, Elder Chan, Elder
Hudson, Elder Bunn, and Elder Mecham.

     Tuesday morning we had District Meeting and it was one of the more fun ones I've been too. It was all about finding and talking with people, we did this activity where we could only talk to a certain amount of people and some of them would be interested some wouldn't. It really reinforced the whole "talk to everyone" and how we don't know who is prepared but the Lord does. After lunch Elder a Chance stayed with Elder Hudson and packed some more while Elder Bunn and I went and put furniture in their new apartment because they are moving this transfer. That's a bummer but nothing we can do.
     Wednesday we picked up the U-haul with Elder Andersen and finished some last minute things at the office. Then it was into Reagan National Airport to pick up the new missionaries and to the Lincoln Memorial. After that we went back to the mission home and had dinner and did a PowerPoint for them about the mission. Then we took them to the Hotel and headed to bed.
Saying bye to Elder Chan

     On Thursday morning we were late getting to the hotel but so were President and the APs. The van which the APs were driving broke down so President and Sister Huntsman went and grabbed the old van so Elder Chan and I ended up being the first ones to the hotel even though we were late too. Finally got them to transfers and had the trainings, then lunch and transfers. My new companions are Elder Tesch (from Eden, Utah) Elder Shelley (from Provo, Utah) And Elder Rammell (from Bountiful, Utah). Elder Tesch goes home in a week and once he goes home we will be in a trio but for now we are the Quad Squad! After transfers Elder Tesch had the departing temple trio while Elders Rammell, Shelley, and I went to the office to get stuff done. Then we met the departing missionaries at the mission home for dinner and departing testimonies. This is one of the coolest parts of the transfer, hearing the testimonies of the missionaries going home.
Quad Squad.
Elder Tesch, Elder Rammell, Me, Elder Shelley
     Friday morning we woke up just after 3:00 am and picked up the missionaries at the hotel and took them to the airport. Then we went to Denny's for the traditional breakfast and there was this guy sitting outside, talking to a napkin ....super weird. After breakfast it was nap time! Woke up for lunch and went to Centreville to get the van but it was still broken down, then we got a call from some Hermanas in Mt. Vernon who were locked out of there apartment so we headed down there to unlock their door for them. We ate dinner at Su Pollo down there, it's the best, and then got back to our area. Elder Tesch and Elder Rammell went to see a recent convert while Elder Shelley and I went tracting. We had one lady that was nice but still didn't want us to come back.
     Saturday we went to the office to work on the transfer board cards. Then we went to Centreville and met Elder Kinard (senior missionary) at Sears to pick up a fridge. Elder Rammell tried to peg me on "What Are The Odds" that I tried to sell a fridge to someone but he lost so he had to do it and it was hilarious! He was trying to talk this young couple into buying a fridge, oh my heck I was dying it was awesome! They didn't buy the fridge but it was funny. We picked up a fridge and took it to an apartment in Warrenton and then Elder Tesch had some members from down there take us to lunch. We got back to the office and finished the transfer cards then went to the Bishop's house and introduced Elder Rammell and Elder Shelley to the Bishop. He asked us to go see the Payton's so we went and saw them and it was really good.
     Sunday was fast Sunday and it was pretty good, during sacrament almost like everyone that bore their testimony was saying goodbye because they're moving out or something like that. It was still pretty good though. After church we went to the office so Elder Tesch could work on the Mission History and Elder Shelley, Elder Rammell, and I could weekly plan. For dinner we went to the Fleming's for a BBQ and that was awesome. We had to run back to the office to send out stake reports and then went to the Maeger's and talked with them for awhile, they are a super sweet family! We ended the night at the office doing key indicators.
     Well this week was good and had some happy things and not so happy things but that's life. Things are going good and being a missionary is awesome! I hope everyone has a good week this week and thanks for all the support!     ~ Elder Brady

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