July 13Today was pretty good. We had District activity where we went and hiked in the Gorge! My email was being screwy today which was a bummer. We went to the Kriwer's for basketball and dinner they had us over as well as Elder Jensen and Nistler for Elder Jensen and my birthday! It was really good and they are an awesome family! I got the silver in around the world! We went and shared our small and simple things message with the new move in family the Logan's which was really good!
July 14Today we had Zone Conference which was really, really good! There was a really inspiring discussion about setting life goals. It was great to see some Flagstaff friends! On the way back from Cottonwood our car started acting up and we think the transmission is somehow messed up :( We walked to our dinner appointment with the Jeffrey's, then they gave us a ride to our lesson with the Banners, who then gave us a ride to the Kriwer's where we were scheduled for a lesson but they forgot and were out on a walk so they came back and we just visited and they took us to Sonic as a going away for Elder Smith because they are going out of town soon.
July 15Today was pretty good. We took the car in to get fixed and got it all taken care of. We went with the other Elders to do service for Brother Trevor. We got a short time to study before our lesson with one of our Spanish investigators, Josie. We stopped by the Herrera's, then we went to dinner with another Spanish family, Blanca, Pinal and Jimmy Tapia. We had a lesson with the Podbielski's and our appointments with the Dugan's and Grinter's had to cancel. We talked to Bishop about our car then we visited the Brower's who are going through a bit of a rough time, but it was a really good visit and we really helped them out.
July 16Today after studies Brother O'Connor took us out to lunch for my birthday which was a pretty good diner. We did our weekly planning and then had dinner with the James. We had our Coordination Meeting, then splits.
Elder Smith taught the Herrera's and I taught Brother Christman. We came back to meet and did a couple things online.
July 17This morning we went and helped the other Elders move a family which was fun. We got back and had lunch. We had dinner with the McCormick family which was good. We helped the Hoggard's move and then went to the Buckmaster's for their Small and Simple things picture. We made visits the rest of the night and had some fun finding a tarantula and the other Elders finding a big frog. We are exchanging so I am with Elder Cook in their area tomorrow.
July 18Today we went over to the Miller's, who are the ones who have lost their son and a lot of people from the Ward were there and we did a lot of yard work. We then went and did yard work for one of their (the other Elders) members. We got ready for their investigators baptism, Sam Biggler, and the baptism was really great Kenya and Brenda Herrera came and seemed to enjoy it.
We went and talked to Eduardo and Kenya afterwards then went to the Church for a Coordination Meeting with Brother Dalton in preparation for Stake Coordination.
July 19Today was pretty good. Brenda, Kenya, Eduardo, and Maria Juvera came to Church. Stake Coordination this morning was good. After Church we had a really good lunch. We did some studies and online. We had dinner with the Burgman's. We visited Eduardo and dropped off the leftover birthday cake. We visited the Jefferies for a long time which was a blast!
I hope you all have had a great week. The work is moving along here. The Ward Members are really starting to catch the vision and are helping us out. It is great to see.
Love you all,
Here are a few pictures of some of the events we had this week!!
This is the Kriwer family
Tarantula and Frog videos
Eduardo Herrera challenging me to arm wrestling