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