Monday, July 13, 2015

Week 47

Hello all...11 month mark today!  Here is the week in review...

July 6
Today was a pretty boring P-day. We woke up early so we could get our shopping in before studies. We hung out at the Church with the other Elders and went to their house to chill for a bit. We had a lesson with the Herrera's in the middle of our P-day. They are ready for baptism but the Dad is causing some family drama so it will probably have to be pushed back :(. We made visits the rest of the night.

July 7
I got three packages today! Its like my birthday is coming up soon or something! Today we went to the Jeffrey's and sanded their table so they can refinish it, but we didn't get it all done. Afterwards we did our studies and some online time and then had dinner with the Wimber family. We went to the Church to look for a children's Book of Mormon and talked to Bishop for a bit. We made visits the rest of the night.

July 8
Today was pretty good. We made a lot of visits in the afternoon. We had dinner with Sister Rojas, who doesn't really speak English, so it was weird for me and the dinner was pretty spicy which didn't make my mouth very happy, but as missionaries do, I forced it down. We had a lesson with the Podbielski family because his son is about to be 8. We had a lesson with the Grinters as well which went well. We went to the Church for a restroom break and ended up talking to Elder Nistler about Zone Meeting coming up this Friday.

July 9
Today was a really off day. We got word that the grandpa and son of one of our members families were found dead after they had been lost for a day, so the whole ward was in a funk. We did our weekly planning.

We ate dinner with the Gonzales family which was soooooo gooood they asked what I wanted and I said Italian food so they had a Italian trio! We had coordination then splits. Elder Smith went to the Herrera's and I taught Brother Christman the Plan of Salvation. After splits we went and taught the Reeds and they were a little shaken up because she had the young boy in her Sunday School class. The lesson was really good though and their kid, Rowen, is so cool we sang I Need Thee Every Hour with the guitar to them which was a lot of fun!

July 10
This morning we went to the Rotsteen family to help him dig out a tree from his yard and then they gave us a nice breakfast! We went home and prepared for Zone Meeting which was good! We had dinner with the Wimbers again. We were supposed to go to the Herrera's to give the parents a blessing, but Rigo wasn't there. We shared our small and simple things message with the Meynards and then made a couple visits to end the night.

July 11
Today we helped one of Elder Jensen and Nistlers members move and then we all four went to the Jeffrey's to finish sanding the table and chairs. We then went home and had studies then went to meet Elder Cook and Romney towards Phoenix to pick them up from their Temple trip. We got back and had dinner with the Platts which was really good! We made visits the rest of the night. We had a scare when we had an accidental encounter with a bee!

July 12
Today was pretty good! I appreciate all the Birthday cards/ Gifts from everybody! Tell Regina and them I got their card and thanks! Church was good, but no investigators came. After church I had a baptismal interview for Sam Biggler who was taught by Elder Cook and Romney which went really well! We went and scarfed down some lunch before Ward Council. We had dinner at The Cooley's. Bishop and Sister Cooley took good care of me making me a birthday cake on a one day notice! It was really awesome to see how much the Ward loves us today with everyone telling me happy birthday! We shared our small and simple things message with the Kleinman's and then the Kendall's! Then we decided to try and cheer up brother Jeffrey's so we took the guitar and lots of sombreros over to serenade them which was a blast!

I hope everyone has a great week. 

Love you all,
Elder Ashby

Here are a few pictures from this week.

Singing with Rowan Reed

Sanding Project

Cheering up the Jeffery's

Birthday at the Cooley's...

I still got some hops!!!!

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