Thursday, November 19, 2015

Paint and cars don't mix

November 16, 2015 

Weekly Email

-Tough Week
-Paint Problem
-General Authority

This week was rough for the second item listed... We had a paint container in the backseat of our car and didn't notice it had a leak in it for (our guess would be) the entire day, because we saw it that night at like 7:50pm... for the next few days we took a few hours per day getting the wet paint out of our backseat of the car that we are using it was so fun it was like watching paint dry! 

Also we have been received by little for all those we have been contacting and all those whom we have been asking about the message of Jesus Christ. well other then that we have been doing well. 

A kid in the congregation drew this and gave it to us- Elder Hansen and Elder Day 
A General Authority of the church came to our congregation and talked about the importance of everyone being an example and following the example of inviting and following what Jesus Christ has taught us about Faith and Hope. 

One of the kids of the congregation drew me and my companion and gave the picture to us afterward.
Here is a road outside Lawrenceville on the "Tobacco Heritage Trail" with wooden bridges. (Stock photo) 

New area, healing

November 9, 2015

-New Area
-New Companion?
-Touch of Christ

My new area is called Lawrenceville, We are bordering North Carolina,
and my new companion is..... not so new? He has been my companion
before. His name is Elder Hansen! I was his companion in Staunton.
When our mission president announced it and I was already sitting next
to him, we both jumped up and I bulldozed him by accident because i
gave him a hug and he was caught off balance.

My "new" companion Elder Hansen 
The reason I say recovering was because we were recovering from Elder Hansen's last companion. We have no dishwasher and to give you a idea about the mess he didn't care about cleaning, Every single dish in our apartment was
dirty except 2 forks, a bowl, a spoon, and 2 plates (Elder Hansen's
dishes). There was week old cake in the sink smashed in between 3
plates.... and that’s what I shall explain as recovering = cleaning.......

New address for Christmas cards..

1587 Lawrenceville Plank Rd.
Lawrenceville VA  23868

Friends on missions- My Uncle Merrill sent this picture of my great friend, Brian Fairbanks on his mission in New Jersey.  Merrill, who lives in New Jersey took it from the car and sent it to my mom.  Brian is in the middle.  

We have a family of 10 people and the mom had an arthritic attack on her arm and her arm was in severe pain and it was paralyzed from the shoulder down to the fingers... we went over and talked with her about how coming to church would help her situation and I felt prompted that she needed a blessing.   Elder Hansen had that same prompting during the lesson but he didn't know when exactly and said that we should give one tomorrow but I insisted it be then before church tomorrow. We gave her a blessing and I don't know what words were really said but we left and she thanked us, She wasn't able to come to church the next day because of the pain (or so she thought) but what happened was right after the blessing she "felt Christ's hands wipe away the pain" and her arthritis pain in her arm  vanished completely.

Elder Day

Virginia Autumn, Transfer coming

November 2, 2015

This week was not too eventful so I am going to put down one or two things down.

Virginia Autumn
-Elder Edelmayer went home for surgery
-I am being transferred
-record # of pizza slices at Cici's
-Makeshift pingpong

Elder Edelmayer received a phone call from our Mission President
asking if he could pack within 2 hours because his plane flight was in
8hrs to go back home for a few surgeries, he will be back out in
January. That was crazy because we thought that he was going to leave
Monday next, not Wednesday when we got back from an appointment. Elder
Tobey and I shared the leadership responsibilities when he left.

Before we all left on transfers and stuff- Me, Elder Semu, Elder Kellis, Elder Edelmayer, Elder Harmer, Elder Woods, and Elder Tobey

I got a call Saturday night on Halloween when, (since we were not allowed to
go knocking doors) and asked to go visit members of the congregation, I
was playing ping pong at the Greer's house.

I ate personally  21 slices of pizza at Cici's and that act won the prize of it being free (paid for by another missionary). Eating that many pizza slics would have been the worst mistake
of my life had it not been free...
Makeshift Pingpong

Elder Tobey found a small ping pong table in the closet of our apartment so he made a makeshift table. It is fun to play on in the mornings if we have time before studies.