Monday, March 7, 2016

Week 82 - Highlands Ranch

This was an eventful week.
Tuesday and Wednesday March 1-2:
 It was a slow two days. However we got to go to the temple which was awesome. It is a place that I have missed a lot. We had a few lessons with some people but other than that it has been slow.
Thursday March 3:
It was a great day. We started the morning off at a district meeting. I gave a training on accountability and being proactive. As members or really in everything we do, we can be inactive, less-active, active, and proactive. We often times are just active but not proactive. We have to do more than the minimum requirements and think outside the box. After this we helped a member move in. He has a huge house. I have never seen someone organize a truck that well. IT was full of boxes and they were heavy. It was a good workout. We then had a lesson with a new investigator. Hopefully she will progress. We had dinner and then went back to help the family move in. We were non-stop. Which is always a great day.
Friday March 4:
We had our weekly planning. It has been a little hard with Elder Legler. He is getting trunky, partially because they have you do a program that helps you get back into the real world. It has been really effective but makes missionaries really trunky. HOwever we are staying busy and are seeing a lot of success. You can usually tell when the ward starts saying that this is the first time in a while that they have had good missionaries. That night we had a unique opportunity to participate in a stake wide variety show. Elder Legler, Sister Webster, and Sister Broederlow, and I sung. People really appreciated it.
Saturday March 5:
I went on exchanges with Elder McNiven. He is a young elder but is really awesome. We had a slow day until the evening. Then things really picked up. That night we had another unique opportunity to go to a fireside with David Archuleta and Brad Wilcox. It was amazing. David talked about small and simple things with his mission and with his time on American Idol. He also sang 4 songs. Brad Wilcox talked about how church is the lifeboat and the world is the Titanic. We wouldn't say. I want to go back on the Titanic. That sounds fun. We also had two investigators there as well. They really enjoyed it and one is thinking about baptism.
Sunday March 6:
Church was great. I learned a lot about our paths through life. Every decision we make will have an impact not just on us but generations to come. I also learned a little more about how God plans our path and it is not always what we want. Sometimes it is the most intense trials that help us grow the most.
It was a good week. We have had a lot of success in this area. I really enjoy serving here with Elder Legler. I hope you all have a great week.
Till next time,
Elder Dallin S Pulsipher

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Week 81 - Highlands Ranch

Eudie, Elder Legler and I
Hello everyone,
This was a very slow week. Elder Legler was ill with a really bad sinus infection.
This week we did however have 8 member lessons. We have been going into member homes and teaching them one of our lessons and then tie it into misisonary work. If we feel the joy from this gospel the only way we can receive much more is by sharing the gospel. We have been having the members think of someone specifically that they could invite to do something. Really anything. It could be to come over for dinner or FHE. We have started to see success with this. Even though we might not be teaching all of these people the members are opening up a lot more. One family has set up a monthly family home evening with some neighbors. Another has been inviting their friends and complete strangers to come to church and to have them over for dessert.
This week we actually were able to start teaching some new people. Sometimes after a baptism the work can slow down, but luckily it has picked up.
We had a stake conference this weekend where Wilford W Anderson came. I love him. He gives some amazing guidance. He talked about covenants and ordinanaces. He also talked about parenting and missionary work. Overall it was a very boosting and a great learning experience.
We also visit a lady named Eudie. She is an amazing lady and we refer to her as our grandma. She has an amazing life and loves the church. We are trying to help her understand the importance of baptism.

Elder Legler is also feeling better now so this next week should be pretty good.
I wish I had more to report but honestly it was a slow week.
Till next time,
Elder Dallin S Pulsipher

Week 80 - Highlands Ranch

Hello Everyone,

This was a very interesting week.
I am just going to do highlights.
Elder Sievers, Elder Legler, Me, Elder Teter

  • We have been biking. We neglected to turn in our gas receipts (which is due on the first of the month) so we don't get our car for two weeks. This threw a wrench into our plans and schedule. We ended up having to cancel a lot of appointments and reschedule so the week was frankly hectic. Luckily there are a lot of trails in Highlands Ranch connecting neighborhoods.
  • We had dinner with Daniel's (who is waiting to get baptized when he turns 18) parents. IT went very well. Hopefully he will be able to be baptized sooner. We also had a lesson with him on the 12 tribes of Israel and the Abrahamic Covenant. That is how awesome this kid is. He just soaks things up. We also brought him to a lesson with Monika for her new member lessons.
  • For service this week we ripped out some carpet for the Skidmores. We helped quilt with a catholic church for children in need, and we helped someone move. It was a great week for service.
  • We are having an Elder stay with us because he is going home on Wednesday. Transfers are tomorrow, but we are both staying. I get to serve with Elder Lelger his last transfer. I was so happy about this. We feel a lot of great things will happen this next transfer.
  • We had a lot of member lessons where we go into members homes and help them invite their friends.
  • I got accepted to BYU.
  • I only have 4 transfers left. This transfer is going to be 7 weeks instead of 6.
Legos on P-Day
Other than that, the week has been slow. The weather is great here. I guess a storm is coming through, but shouldn't be to bad. I hope you all have a great week.
Till next time,
Elder Dallin S Pulsipher