Hey everyone! It's been a great week full of adventures.
This is from exchanges last week in Perry Park
On Tuesday, since it was MLK day on Monday, we emailed our families and stuff for a lot of the day. We had a good dinner that night and met with more members of the ward later that night. That has been something that this ward had done wonderfully. Each night, families sign up for a 6, 7, and 8:00 appointment with the missionaries. This helps us stay busy and productive during the evening. Later that night, we attended a meeting with the stake for JustServe. As zone leaders, we sign up all of the missionaries for service projects throughout the week. We were able to have a good discussion and things are moving along well.
On Wednesday, we went to the church early in the morning to get ready for a worldwide missionary broadcast that the zone would we watching with us. President Rehm was also there with us to watch. It was a really cool and inspiring broadcast! We learned from Neil L. Anderson, David A. Bednar, W. Christopher Waddell, Bonnie L. Oscarson, L. Whitney Clayton, and Dallin H. Oaks. They went through the fundamentals of missionary work and gave incredible insights and examples.
After the broadcast, we went and did some service at a thrift shop before I went on some more exchanges. I went to a place called Elizabeth and spent the day there. The missionaries live with a member, and in the missionaries' place there are a ton of animal mounts like deer, turkey, bobcat, and bear. It was really cool!
On Thursday, the rest of the exchange went alright, the Elder I was with had to go to the library to email his mom because he needed money to pay for a speeding ticket that he got, so that was a little annoying. We could have been doing missionary work instead. We exchanged back and then I went with Elder Mogle to have a lesson with a guy who is about to go on his mission. His name is Jonah and he seems very well prepared. Afterward, we went to dinner out in Sedalia, Colorado which was really cool because in some parts, you can see both Denver and Castle Rock in the distance. We met with an active family and a less active friend that they have and the less active member is progressing really well toward going to the temple! She also invited us to come along as well which would be absolutely awesome!! We are happy for her and her determination.
On Friday, we went to our district meeting and it went alright. The district leader was getting transferred and so he got lazy and didn't prepare much of a meeting for us. So Elder Mogle and I taught about what was said in the broadcast and how we can use it to improve our missionary work. After district meeting we went to Costa Vida because missionaries get 50% off of everything! So I got a big plate of nachos for like $4.00 :) we then went to the church to have our interviews with President Rehm! My interview went well and he thanked me for my leadership and obedience. He also told me how thankful he was for the group of missionaries that I came out with and the quality we carry. He said that we were the answer to their prayers and I thought that was really cool :) After the interviews, President talked to me and Elder Mogle about how the zone was doing. Then, we got new phones! They are slightly more upgraded than the last and it is weird getting used to a new keyboard and everything. But it's still a dumb phone, not a smart phone :( our dinner was with the Gann family and they are really fun. They have 2 little kids that are really funny. Sister Gann is actually from Duchesne, Utah and we talked about the long drives we had to take to play each other in sports.
Broncos sunsets in Colorado
On Saturday, we were reeled in to do service for a lot of the day. We helped a family move into the ward and got that done pretty quickly actually. Then, after that, we went and helped an old lady move out of her home and into an apartment with a bunch of couches. The couch was super awkward to move around the apartment complex and we finally were able to shove it up 2 flights of stairs, lean it over a balcony and then push in into their apartment. We felt that we deserved a trip to Maverik after that:)
Well, this coming week I will hit my 6 month mark! That's pretty crazy for me to think about and it is going by too quickly. Thanks for everything and talk to you later!
4438 Buena Vista Ct.
Castle Rock, CO 80109
MISSION OFFICE ADDRESS:
4090 Center Park Drive Ste 4
Colorado Springs, CO 80916