Monday, May 23, 2016

Week 27: 3 Exchanges: Part II

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

So, Monday, after eating at the Blues (I know, such an awesome name!), we met the sister Elder Weigel and I texted to get an appointment. She is awesome! She is a nurse and works every other weekend, so she should have come to church, but she got called in. :( We are meeting with her again a few times this week, though. Anyway, we went with brother Blue, and he is a great teacher and friend!

I went on exchanges Monday night to Tuesday night with Elder Porter. We were working on the house with Elder Maynard and Elder Ellis. Elder McDonald and Elder Hale were there, too (they were on exchanges, too). More elders are going and people are calling us the elders now. It is cool!

After that, we (Elder Porter and I), went on the busses. Elder Porter is a Spanish speaking missionary, so we were in a Spanish area. We were on our way to help an investigator cut her grass... In our proselyting clothes. She said we were in too handsome of clothing to do that, so we lifted a heavy log house out to the street and moved logs. 

Then, we got Sopa and soft taco shells outside. It was good. We had a small lesson, too. She spoke only little English, but I spoke some Spanish and I learned some Spanish words and I understood a lot, too! When we went home, we talked to the bus driver a lot and this bus is a bus that the Spanish elders are going to use a lot, so they will have a good friendship form there. 

On our walk from the bus stop to home, we saw a lot of geese and I wanted to take a pic. They were running away from us, but, as I was taking more pictures, they came closer, especially the teenage geese. They wanted more closer pictures. Haha they want to be celebrities!

Exchanges ended, and the next day, after district meeting and district lunch, I went on exchanges with Elder Faimalo to Beloit, WI. District lunch was very fun and we went to Golden Corral! I was way full afterwards!
We had a good exchange! We moved some food storage by packing and moving it in the garage.

On Friday, I had my last exchange with Elder Wiser. This was May 20th and it was Elder Fia's birthday! So, elder Fia was on exchanges on his birthday. Hahaha. We had pork for lunch from a member and he missed it! It is ok, though, we got some for him and Elder Maynard.

We finally got back in contact with Herbert, a recent convert, that night at FHE (Family Home Evening). He came to church, too! 

Back into my own area, we lifted many heavy food storage boxes for the Goodwins on Saturday. They are moving. Elder Fia and I took them out of the basement and had a fun time moving them via dollies. Elder Maynard and Elder Wiser put them on the U-haul truck. Then we had an awesome lesson with Vernon and Shannon, our main investigators who come to church every week. It was great! Exchanged the car then went to Ottowa with Matt and Justin from the YSA ward. We went to a baptism down there. Elder Maynard taught the person there. It was a.... Fast ride. :) it is nice to be in a car without a TIWI. 

It was a cool baptism! I haven't been to one for about 9 months! If you have the chance to go to one, go to it! I know that baptism by full immersion through proper authority from God is the only way to reach our full potential and live with God and our families again. 

We had great Mexican food afterward and waited in line for ice cream to find out it only took cash... So we didn't get any... Haha it was packed, though!

Today was a great day, too! We went to Baumann park. It is an awesome park, really big! We played Ultimate, soccer with a big yoga ball and simple rugby. It was really fun! Lol, the yoga ball exploded as someone kicked it! It split into two. We won, though!

Elder Kloosterboer
The Zone
The Zone - funny

Nice sunset on the way back from Ottawa, IL

Flowers at the church that smell really nice, lilacs
It's hot in here!