Hey everyone! This has been a pretty crazy week!! First of all, I want to give a shoutout to my Brother Mckayd! He got his mission call and is going to Singapore! I am super excited for him. Also, I found out that I will be getting transferred! Tomorrow I will be packing up and going to the Northern part of Springs to serve in the Cheyenne Mtn. YSA (Young Single Adult) Ward! It will be a new experience.
On Monday, we had a great time with everyone in the zone. We met up at the outlook building and had a barbecue with everyone. We brought some nice hot dogs to grill.
We also played some scatter ball and that was super fun too. Dinner was at the Avery's again and we had a great time there. We were going to see an investigator that evening but they canceled on us.
On Tuesday, our day was completely packed. Which was awesome. We first met Brother King out for lunch and he took us to this Thai restaurant that was awesome. Then we went and helped him lay some sod down and move some rocks at their mom's house. That was good and then he came with us to a lesson with Hannah. Brother King has known Hannah for a while and really got bold with her about the church. It was awesome. We also gave her a blessing before she left on her trip to Washington. We then had a good lesson with Francis and Josephine and then went to a lesson with the Hansons. They are super awesome and Brother Hanson is a pretty recent convert. We had dinner out at the Dougherty's and that was awesome. Their kids also gave us some ugly ties that they had found at the thrift store haha. After dinner, we met Brother Cluff over at the Ward's house and helped him home teach. It was a really good lesson too.
On Wednesday, we went and helped out the Parks and Rec. people clean up trash around this lake.
Then, later we went to the nursing home and helped with the tenants there. We did some drawing with them. We came home and did our weekly planning and then had dinner at the Smiths. Later for the lesson, we had Brother Avery come and teach with us. He was really excited to come with us. That night we went and exchanged with the other Pueblo West Elders.
On Thursday, I spent the day with Elder Pope. He came out with Elder Perrins. He is from Cokeville, Wyoming and he is a very quiet person. We had a good day and started off by doing service at the Pueblo Zoo and raking leaves for them there. Then we went and checked out the lions and the penguins before leaving. Afterwards, we got to visit a couple of families and were able to have some great lessons. I kinda like being in an area just for like a day because you can be really bold and loving to the people and not be worried about it. We had a good evening too and then exchanged back. That night, the wind started to blow like crazy. We are on the bottom floor of our apartment complex and the whole thing was creaking and shaking. It was a little hard to sleep.
On Friday, we woke up to the damage of the wind storm. The people in Pueblo are saying that It's the worst one that they have ever seen. The wind was getting up to 75mph. That's almost hurricane level! There were tons of shingles and siding laying all over the ground and a couple of members in the ward had roofs damaged and balcony's ripped off just from the wind. It was pretty wild.
We went and saw the Thomsons in the morning and had a good lesson there. Then we had district meeting and after that, we went and helped out the Pueblo Parks and Rec. again. This time, we were tearing down a hobo camp! it was so dang nasty. There was trash everywhere and It looked like everything a ghetto hobo camp would look like.
Later, we went to dinner with Brother Nanto and he took us to this awesome mexican restaurant that was apparently was the restaurant that Obama ate at when he came to Pueblo. I don't know what he would come to Pueblo for but he did haha. We had a good lesson with the Bullens too. They are a young couple that just moved into the ward.
On Saturday, we went with the Bullens to lunch and it was awesome. We were going to go work on the barn again but Alex wasn't there. So we went back to the apartment and finished the final things left for training! Elder Perrins will do great. Dinner was with the Cluffs and it was super good. They are way funny and Brother Cluff always tells awesome stories. Then, we went out to the boonies in our area and visited with Brother Butler. He is like 88 and lives in an old home that he build himself. It was a good visit haha.
That night, we found out that I would be getting transferred. It's crazy because this is the least amount of time that I have spent in one area.
On Sunday, we had a good ward council in the morning and then church started. We had a lot of less active members come and it was awesome! Then I packed up all of my stuff afterwards. We had dinner with the Martellaro's and was surprised by the former Elder Constantine coming back to visit! It was good to catch up together and he is doing great! Then we went to a fireside where they talked about improving the community we live in. Pueblo is #1 in the nation for most Heroin overdoses, so they talked about combating the drug epidemic. It was a really good fireside.
Well, it has been a good run here in Pueblo and I have meet some pretty awesome people. Have a good week everyone!