After P-day time last Monday, I went to The Fulk's house for dinner and it was amazing. Her daughter served a temple square mission, but Spanish speaking. She made Mexican food for dinner. That was probably the best meal I've had out here so far. The only other Mexican food here is Taco Bell and that’s not real Mexican food. I haven't eaten there and I don’t really plan to. Oh and no exchange.
Tuesday October 19, 2010: Nice long busy day. We got to teach the Bozarth's (less-active) about the Restoration. It was really cool to be there because I know that they need it. Brother Bozarth works a lot and he has to work every other Sunday, I think. They have some little kids only two were home when we were over. I forget the little girls name, but Ethan, bit me!!! He took a chunk out of my arm, it wouldn't stop bleeding. Just kidding, he did bite my arm pretty hard and left a mark there the rest of the day.
Taught Nanette again too. She is amazing she understands everything we teach and she tries to keep the commitments we leave with her. So we taught her about tithing. Its a hard topic to grasp for investigators but she didn't have a problem with it at all. She actually bore testimony of how paying tithing has blessed her in her life. like I said she’s AMAZING.
Mike Mulligan is married to a member and he’s not. He’s a cool guy and likes to have us over. Taught a little, read with him, and answered some questions.
Wednesday October 20, 2010: Kind of a more laid back day. We went to District meeting had some awesome lesson on Teaching really cool and spiritual. After District meeting, Sister Loskos canceled on us so we went to lunch with the Zone Leaders, Elder Dawson and Elder Matthews, and the Fenton Elders, Elder's Huntsmen and Hidalgo. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings had some good food, good conversations. We went to Dinner at the Greves home, and shared with them something from Mosiah 4 but I can’t remember the Verses. and we played Basketball for a little bit with the guys at church after our meeting.
Thursday October 21, 2010: Super long day. at 8:30 am we left to go to the New Missionary Orientation that started at 9:30 and went to 4 pm. lots of really good information and super spiritual. We had a dinner appointment at the Dovor's and it was good. Build your own pizza and it was good pizza. That’s basically what happened today.
Friday October 22, 2010: Another slow long day. Did our weekly planning. Went to see Richard Bird (member referral) he likes to talk, he’s a history teacher, and half the stuff he said went right over my head. Been less active for awhile. And he gave us 4 books with Shakespeare stories in them, too bad we cant read them. And for the evening of the day we helped Sister Laskos do some service at the Lakeland High School Football game. We passed out pizza and soup.
Saturday October 23, 2010: This was a big day. I was on an exchange with Elder Peay. We saw George Robinson and read with him in the morning then we basically tracted for the rest of the time until 3. Tracting was great! We found 2 new investigators and one potential. Tommy and Holly are our new investigators. We found them smoking in the garage and we actually taught them the Restoration. Tommy is looking for a new way in his life, trying to get away form trouble. They seamed to like us and we have a return appointment with them on Saturday. After our 3 to 5 we stopped by Tim Hays home and got to talk to him, see how his Temple Prep was going, and shared an article in the June Ensign about keeping a current recommend. The Giddings for dinner was Amazing. Grandma wasn't there so it was just Stephanie (less-active) and Danny (investigator) They are married and have two kids. Because Grandma wasn't there Danny was more into it and talking a lot more, last time he didn’t say much, We went over the Plan of Salvation and it went super well. We asked Danny if he'll be Baptized on November 20th, its not set in stone. He said its going to be hard to stop smoking and drinking but know that he can do it. It might be a little longer than the 20th but i know that he can do it. Stephanie likes the idea of them getting sealed together and I think it will make them that much happier.
Sunday October 24, 2010: I’m going to focus on Nannette. it was Stake Conference, theme was revelation, it was great. Ok Nannette. Taught her the Word of Wisdom and it went really well. She’s going to stop smoking and drinking coffee!!!!! Im so excited to see her overcome that and become more spiritually in tune. She’s not going to regret it.
I love you all so very much, hope that you all have a great week