Elder Huffaker

Elder Huffaker

Monday, February 13, 2012

Week One of the New Transfer

Well, as you know, this week was the first week of the new transfer. It went by pretty fast too!

First off, I just got a letter from our president that says Elder L. Tom Perry will be visiting on March 12th. It is a P-day, but I'm probably not alone in saying I'd give up a P-day for that!

Well, this week has been an interesting week. We had 3 missionaries leave the zone, and 3 new ones come in. They also reorganized the districts so we have a different set of elders in ours. We didn't move but we had one companionship swap.

Also there was a rush on planners at the office so we got Spanish ones. My companion speaks Spanish, but I don't. I told him we should have gotten new planners while we were there, but he didn't think it would be a problem. I might get a new one for this transfer, or maybe I'll just have to stick it out with a Spanish one. It's not too hard to tell what it says, especially because I've been looking at the same thing for 6 months.

In other news, we got a referral from a family we had dinner with, and went to go see them. The minor detail was that they were at the TOP of the hill in our area. This is a big hill. It gets pretty steep in some areas, but it is also long. For those of you in Lewiston, Thain Grade is nothing compared to what we are biking up.

Well, we eventually made it to the top. One of the people was a less active family that were receptive, and we will probably be teaching a bit, and the other is an old lady who would come over and share the meal with the members we got the referral from when the missionaries are over.

A couple days ago, we also had those people who are strong believers in Heavenly Mother knocked on our apartment door. They said they were interested in some of our religion and had a few "questions" about it. They seemed really determined to bash, but my companion was able to send them away with- If we are both preaching of Christ, then we are not against each other, and it's not a Christ-like thing to try and tear down other peoples' religion. They didn't have anything to say to that. It seemed a little blunt, but they were trying to aggravate us. I guess that marks one of the more interesting things on my mission.

The work goes on still, the book is blue and the gospel is true. Hope all is well at home!

--Elder Huffaker

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