On Monday, we went and played some Volleyball and Basketball at the stake center with a bunch of other missionaries. Elder Stark was transferred into the zone so it was good to hang out with him more. I was able to get some really good spikes in. We had lunch with the Viehwegers and Brother Bundy in the afternoon and that was pretty great.
On Tuesday, we spent most of the morning emailing and everything. We had a good lesson with Sister Ford and then grabbed some lunch. In the afternoon, we went and saw Francis and Josephine and had a pretty good lesson with them there. Lately, it has been really hard to get a hold of Vanessa. She isn't responding to our texts or calls, and we haven't caught her at home yet. We have no idea why she isn't talking to us and it's pretty frustrating because her baptism was supposed to be this weekend. We just have to keep trying I guess. That was pretty discouraging for us. For dinner, we were given money so we went and got a pizza. After that, we went on splits with Brother Martin and were able to visit some more less active members and have good lessons.
On Wednesday, we went and helped Brother Dougherty on his barn for a little bit and he fed us lunch. Then we went down to the nursing home and got to color some pictures with everyone and that was fun haha. Later, we had a good lesson with Socorro, Asa, and Zach about the Law of Chastity. They haven't been quite living the law so it was good for us to talk about it and we are helping them to live it. Dinner was with the Spencer's and we had a great dinner and lesson there. They also let us wash our car out there so that was nice.
On Thursday, we had a short zone conference where we got to hear from President Rehm and the family services guy, Bishop Stohl. Both talks were great and it was a good pick me up. Afterwards, we did our weekly planning for a while. For dinner, we went with the Coombs to a really good restaurant. Then we came back and prepared the 4 talks we had to write for Saturday.
On Friday, we had interviews with President Rehm and that was nice. Elder Tallman was also transferred into the zone so we all went to Wendy's for lunch. We had a combined district meeting and Elder Tallman and I taught together. Dinner was with the Avery's and we had a good time there.
On Saturday, we had a training call in the morning and then spent the afternoon stopping by people. We set a return appointment with this really nice guy named John and hopefully that goes somewhere! We then went to help out on the barn again and it was freezing! We dug some more post holes for the fence and then helped out Alex more. We had dinner with Alex over at the Dougherty's and we were able to teach Alex the first lesson! He accepted a Book of Mormon to read and we are excited to be working with him more!
On Sunday, we had ward council in the morning and then church was pretty good. We were able to meet with Sister Landreth and discuss some people that we could try to work with. Then we were going to go out with Brother Bundy to do home teaching, but he got into a car crash on his way to pick us up. Everyone was alright and so he just postponed the home teaching. We went and visited a couple of active members with him and it was great. Brother Bundy is this seventy year old Vietnam Vet. Who is a Purple Heart recipient. Haha he is a trooper. We had dinner with the Archuleta's and taught a good lesson with Brother Martin there. We are working on getting them sealed together. It was a pretty good week! Thanks for everything and hope that you all have a good week! Especially Keldon who is turning 16 this week! Happy birthday!! Love you all.
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