Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 13, 2015

Monday was awesome! It was the start of no sweater season. We were able to get around town and get Elder Garcia to an eye exam to get glasses that aren't broken. Although the people feeding us dinner forgot but they made this delicious chicken noodle soup. So that made up for it.

Tuesday was good. The high councilor over missionary work for our stake took us out for lunch to a Mongolian place. It was delicious. Although my eyes were much bigger than my stomach. We then had some other missionaries come and help up do service for a sister in the ward that is about to have a baby. We then had dinner with the Bishop and as we were leaving he got a text from someone saying that Sister Hall (the sister we did service with earlier that day) was in the hospital having contractions.

Wednesday went well. We had lunch with a member who is really coming out of his shell. It has been a real miracle to see what a change the Spirit and Gospel can bring. We then set up some appointments for later, then had dinner with a family that has way too much going on to stay put. It was great though, we had taco soup and it was the perfect mixture of spice and salt. Best I have had so far.

Thursday we were able to get out and help a sister pull more bamboo. I feel bad because for the next few weeks that we are going to help her get rid of it; her backyard is going to look like a brown patch. NOTE: DO NOT PLANT BAMBOO! We were able to get quite a bit but there is still so much work ahead. We had dinner with our ward mission leader. Tamales! Elder Garcia was so happy. He still says that no one makes them better than his mom.

Friday was fantastic. We had a Zone Meeting and it got me fired up to help with the goals that our mission has set. We then went to IPC for lunch and had a great time. We had several of the workers walk up to us and say how surprised they were on how quiet we were. We are PROMISSIONARIES! We then did some more service with a brother in the ward that is residing his house. Clean up crew is more what we were. But hey, work is work; it has to get done some time.

Saturday is a special day it's the day.... that will rain on you all day. We started doing service in the sisters area. By about noon though none of the other people helping us wanted to keep going because they were all soaked. But they fed us lunch so all the missionaries ended up staying. We then biked around contacting a potential investigator and teaching a newish member about the Temple. We then stopped by the church for a baptism which turned out to be a triple baptism for two girls and a boy from the same family. They were all eight and wanted it to be a family affair so the room was packed with cousins and grandmas and grandpas and so many people. They had this awesome sweet pork burritos after that made even the soggy day that it was into a much better day. We then rode to our ward mission leaders house to get some business done. Just to learn that he went to dinner with his brother and completely forgot about us. But it was fun to bike in the rain. So I'm not too caught up about it.

Sunday was good. We had ward council and spent the whole time talking about how we can better help the members of the ward. It was awesome to see how all the auxiliaries really can work together to get things done. Church was great. The Primary President asked if we could help teach in sharing time. We taught about the first vision and how they can share it with their friends. We then made some good visits with the members and have more plans for this week.

There are blessings that we all receive. The biggest thing is if we can find them. Heavenly Father is just waiting to give us all he has we just have to do the work of asking so that we can have the "windows of heaven open" for us.
Keep yourself close to the Lord,
Elder McCallson

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