Monday, July 27, 2015

Grand Junction - Week 48

Hello everyone,

This was a good week. Nothing too exciting and nothing too boring.

Tuesday July 7:
It was a very busy day. We started the morning off  by doing some service for a less-active member. We then went from appointment to appointment. We have been teaching this guy who hasn't been progressing lately. It can be very frustrating when you have someone who likes to meet with you but won't commit to anything. However when someone wants to continue to learn you really cant say no.

Wednesday July 8: 
I went on exchanges with the district leader, Elder Marah, The African King. He is from Sierra Leone. He is funny and very small in comparison to me. We had a busy day of biking around going form one appointment to another. We even met a man who doesn't speak very good english and attempted to talk with him for a while about the Bible and the Book of Mormon and how we are Christian. The 4 years combined of Latin and French really helped. Meanwhile in my area, Elder Brown found a new family that we will go teach today. Hopefully they go somewhere.

Thursday July 9:
This was another busy day of appointments. We had a district meeting in the morning. It is odd not giving trainings all the time at district meeting and just being another missionary. I hope I can be a district leader again. It was fun. We then had a lesson with someone who gave us a ride to get my bike fixed. I now have a brand new tire. We then had 3 more lessons that night which all went really well. One was with Natasha and her sister Elizabeth. They are getting baptized this weekend.
Friday July 10:
On Friday we had a great weekly Planning session followed by a visit with an elderly man in our ward. It was interesting in that his favorite hobby was reading. It wasn't the kind of books you would expect someone his age to read but rather Young adult books. He had read Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, Twilight, The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series with the entire 12 part history compilation. It was interesting. We then had dinner with Brother Smith from the Bookcliff ward. Someone from bookcliff ward that we had tried working with just moved into my ward now. Brother Smith was the hometeacher so we get to work closely with him which is awesome.

Saturday July 11:
It was just a slow day. We did some indexing as service tried a few people and ultimately didn't teach any new lessons. Just a long day.

Sunday July 12:
This was a great day. We had meetings before church where we got some more people to go try. We then had our three hour block where one of the less-actives we have been teaching just got a calling. 1 rescue! It is awesome to see someone be baptized but just as awesome to see someone become active again. Natasha and Elizabeth also had the baptismal interviews and passed! They are set to go for their baptism this next saturday. Another exciting thing too is that their other sister is now active again. 2 rescues!

Well that was my week. Today is also my 11 month-mark. Alsmost half-way through, which is odd. I hear it really speeds up after your year mark. Before you know it I will be home. Anyways I hope you all have a great week.
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Also just so you know, myldsmail which is the filtered email service we use is acting up. I will not get an email sent the same day sometimes. When I got here this morning I had all the emails you sent last week. So for today please send them to dallin@pulsipher.org. And in the future please send them a day early. Thanks
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Till next time,
Elder Dallin S Pulsipher