March 5, 2018
Okay my week
We went on an exchange with the Zls after pday so that was pretty fun! I went with Elder Grant who came out with me and he’s pretty chill! So that was fun! I don't remember what we did Monday night exactly. So yeah!
I was still on exchanges! Had a good day stopping by people and we helped a lady fix her car! Then she gave us lunch and it was a legit lunch! It was like soup, grilled cheese and fruit! Then we got the weirdest desert I’ve had in a while! Macaroni noodles in evaporated milk! It’s a Romanian thing I guess. It wasn’t to bad but kinda weird!
Nothing else to crazy exciting happened for the rest of the day!
Wednesday we had District Meeting and it was pretty good! I realized I’ve been out longer than anyone in my district which is a kinda weird feeling! But it was a good meeting! Later we did service at a food bank and then stopped by a few people and had meetings with some of them!
We went to the mission office in the morning to pick up supply orders and found out we are getting a new car soon!! And they even let me pick the color cause they had two of them out there! Hello 2018 Nissan Rouge!! So that’s pretty exciting! Then later that day we had lunch with an investigator, so that was cool! Then we had a lesson with a less active Lady who is trying to get back to the temple so that was good!
We went and tried to find some new investigators at a park so that was kinda fun! There were too many people there though so it didn’t work too crazy good! But it was still good!
Later we had a good member lesson with some recently returned older missionary couples who were really cool and told us some cool stories from their mission!
Not a ton else happened!
We had a breakfast that the stake did for us, so that was pretty cool! Then we stopped by a bunch of people and didn’t get in with too many of them and we also went to a baptism for one of the young people in our ward so that was good!
We had a bunch of missionary meetings with our ward and that was good! Church was also good! Then later we had a ward break the fast! So that was pretty cool! Also we are thinking of new and different ways to find so we’ve been posting on groups on Facebook offering service and family history and had a lot of people reaching out to us so that’s cool!
Today I had a dentist appointment again to get my mouth guard adjusted and that was good! And then we had a hike so that was fun! Got a bunch of pictures so I’ll send those!
So that was my week!
February 19, 2018
Tuesday was pretty good! In the morning we had service for Elaine and
it was pretty good! We are going to be building something for her
tomorrow and I’m pretty excited about that! Then later we had a lesson
with Laura! And it was awesome! We taught part of the Plan of
Salvation and she loved it! We also read the Book of Mormon with her
and it was really good!
Then later we had a lesson with Ellen who is one of our other
investigators, not Elaine but Ellen 😂 I always call her Elaine on
accident 😂 but not when we are with her so that’s good! But we had a
good lesson with her. Judy Robison one of the members in our ward
is like best friends with her now! So that’s awesome! Then later we
had a lesson with some returning members who have been trying to come
back to church and it was really good too! They are good people!
We were on exchanges with our Zls and it was pretty good! I went to
the other ward! The first thing that happened was we went to a lesson
with some guy who tried to recruit us to his business 😂 so that was
pretty funny 😂. We were just like uhh we are kinda busy right now
being on missions 😂 so that was interesting. Then later we had a
lesson with one of their recent converts and that was pretty good!
Then that night we exchanged back early so we could go have a lesson
with Dana and Rod but it fell through and so we went and tried to
visit some other people!
Was super good! We had our last District Meeting of the transfer. Then
later that night we had 3 lessons back to back to back! First was
with Jason and it was super good! We read Enos 1 with him and talked
about repentance and it was just what he needed! It was good to see
him feel he could be forgiven for his sins and put himself in the
Then we had a lesson with Elaine and our mission President and his
wife came and it was great! President testified of his conversion
story and Elaine really loved it! We talked to her about baptism and
quitting smoking and she is super excited for it! It’s great to see
the progress she is making!
Then we had a lesson with Kate! And President came to that too! And we
read Mosiah 18 with her and talked about it and about baptism and she
loved it! Then we shared a Mormon message called "The Savior
Understands Me," by Elder Holland and it is such a great video! She
loved it. Part of it talks about why we take the sacrament and she
loved that part and she talked about how she was needing that peace
and strength from that because she’s been super busy and super
stressed with nursing school and life and she need the strength it
brings! So that was an awesome lesson!
And that was Thursday!
Not a ton happened we did weekly planning and some service and that
was about it!
We had a lesson with Dana and Rod and it was super good we taught them
about it the word of wisdom! And it was good they are progressing
really well! And they love us 😂. They were sad to hear I’m leaving! Oh
by the way I’m going to Alpine Heights in Ridge Field! It’s a huge
area so I’m excited for that! But I’m sad to leave all the awesome
people we have here! Rod said he works down there all the time though
so he’s gonna take us out to lunch some time! So that’s awesome! And
I’ll get to come back for all he baptisms coming up! So I’m excited
Sunday was kinda frustrating! We got to church, for ward council and
it had started to snow ( it wasn’t sticking or staying because it
wasn’t cold enough ) and they canceled church. We had so many people
coming! Kate, Elaine, Dana and Rod! And a few other were supposed to
come and it got canceled 😭 so that sucked! But it was alright. Then
later we had a lesson with Elaine! We just read the Book of Mormon
with her and she loved it! And then later we gave a blessing to some
of our members! So it was still and good day!
And then this morning I got my mouth guard! And that’s my week!
Elder Caleb Dewald