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