Richard's Mission Address

Elder Richard Aufdermauer
Michigan Detroit Mission
33505 State St. Ste. 101
Farmington, MI 48335

Monday, October 31, 2011

#61- Crazy Week! Service, Appointments, and An Accident!

This week has been great and full of blessings!

Disk Golf last Monday (October 24) was really fun, the grass was wet and kind of mushy and really muddy in some spots. I actually slipped and got mud all over my left pant leg and my arm. Had a blast!

Tuesday October 25, 2011: We had a district meeting today instead of Wednesday, because we had interviews with President Holmes. After interviews, we stopped by a referral to give him the Book of Mormon that he requested, he was really interested to read it and to find out what it is about. He said that he would read it with an open mind, and he said that we can come back to talk about the Book of Mormon more with him. We were also able to get in contact with some investigators that have been hard to reach lately.

Wednesday October 26, 2011: We did a lot of service today. We helped Bruce. He moved into the ward from Utah. We helped him rip up the carpet in his house so that he could start fixing things up. We then went to Danita's house and helped her paint her living room with Greenfield Elders (Elders Whicker and Bingham). After those service projects we went an saw Malissa, she is hoping to come to church on Sunday.

Friday October 28, 2011: We helped Danita with a little more painting, it's turning out really well. We helped set up the ward Halloween party. Sister Pangelly asked us to help and we knew that she really needed it because people who were suppose to help I guess bailed out or didn't do much. The decorations were sweet! (because we did them)

Saturday October 29, 2011: We taught a few people in the morning and afternoon then at 5ish we went to the ward Halloween party. It was great. There was lots of chilli for the cook-off and there were some really good ones. Sister Pangelly asked us if we could be in charge of the beanbag and ring toss. It was a lot of fun.

Sunday October 30, 2011: Today was really interesting, probably one of the craziest days I've ever had on my far. We are just about to walk in the door of the church for the PEC meeting when Brother Hayes (ward mission leader) texts us and says "Church has been cancelled this morning." We thought, "Yeah right, he's just messing with us." We walked into the Bishop's office and they told us that there has been some water damage done in the building and that the Mother's lounge and one of the rooms to the chapel is flooded. The water came from the ceiling and ruined it. Because Dearborn Ward was cancelled we attended the Grand River Branch with the Pickett's. After church we had an appointment with a less active/part member couple. They are really kind and like to have us come by. The wife is having surgery right now on her knee and she was glad that we could come by yesterday to give some comfort and a blessing. After this appointment we were going to stop by to see some people before our next appointement. On the way, we saw a car accident. It was the car right in front of us so it was really close. The light was green so everybody was going. A lady, not paying attention, went through the red light and hit 2 cars, a car in the right lane and the car in front of us. It was definitely an experience you don't see everyday. We parked off the road a little after the light and went to see if everybody was alright, nobody got hurt so that was really good. We stayed until a police officer showed up. The appointment later that evening was good. We had dinner at Sister Manner's with the Corless family too. We got to play Air Hockey with everybody. When we got home Elder Lewis carved his pumpkin, an eye thing. And I painted Jesus on my pumpkin. I took pictures of them, but unfortunately the computer I'm on right now can't upload my camera right now so I'll email you all the pictures later this week :)

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