Elder Huffaker

Elder Huffaker

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 28, 2012 - Memorial Day

Well, Long story, but long story short, we are e-mailing today. Yes the libraries are closed, and so my companion and I are at Best Buy to e-mail. We can't stay on long so I'll have to make this short.

For starters, our president showed up to our district meeting unexpectedly to talk to an elder who, needed a talk. This week has been the usual though, we still have not met with one of the investigators we usually meet with because he's been working. We've also been working on our referrals that are given to us by stuff from the Internet and other missionaries. Other than that, it was a fairly ordinary week!

-- Elder Huffaker

May 21, 2012

Well this week has been another average week in the field of missionary work. We decided to do some finding because some of the investigators in our teaching pool are starting to fade out. We are still working with them of course, but we do what we can to help increase that pool. There was one investigator that we had going really solid, but for some reason we were unable to meet with him for the past two weeks. We found out that it was because he was working on the days we were meeting. He turned up for church on Sunday, and we are set to meet with him this week. Sadly, this week hasn't really had anything exciting or eventful. Just an ordinary week.

-- Elder Huffaker

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 14, 2012

Note from Marilyn:

We cherish the wonderful phone conversation we had with Cameron yesterday for Mother's Day. It was so good to hear his voice! Since we'd just spoken the day before, his email was BRIEF:

"So yeah, I have no idea what to type other than that the journal that Grandma and Grandpa sent me will work, although I will still need another one eventually. So I really have nothing to say since it really was all said yesterday."

(Yes, that was it.) We're looking forward to NEXT week's email!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Birthday Box

Well, for starters, this week was the first week of the new transfer. Our week was a bit slow. Although it turns out that it was the same for pretty much everybody in the zone, so we are not alone. It's just something about the new transfer I guess.

Last Preparation Day, we decided to go golf with our ZL's and another elder who was with them for that time. We had unfortunately some cancelling, and we were not able to teach much throughout the week.

On another downside, my companion, Elder Farnsworth, and I got a little bit sick. It happened kind of on Thursday and Friday. We weren't sure what exactly it was, but it wasn't good. We were not feeling well and didn't eat dinner on Friday. Not the greatest way to spend my birthday. 

Next off, my box made it here to California on Thursday. We weren't there when they first tried to deliver it. Then the slip that had been placed on our door told us they would try again between 10:30 AM. and 2. P.M. on Friday. Well, that happened to be EXACTLY during our district meeting. In other words, I knew that there was no way to get my package on Friday and I couldn't do anything about it. Well the next delivery was for Monday. Today. We decided to go golfing in the morning because a member wanted to go with us, and it cost only $4. so we did that and then came back to our apartment and waited for my package. This time it showed up and we were there. It came three times, Thursday, Friday, and today. Third time's the charm I guess. Thank goodness.

However, on another unfortunate note, our oven does not work, so we will have to go somewhere else to make the brownies you sent. All in all though, I am very much appreciative of the package that you sent me and am glad that I can FINALLY celebrate my birthday.

And, on a positive side we were able to get in with an investigator who we'd been having a bit of trouble meeting with. Hopefully we can get back on track with them. Other than that, we just keep working and moving forward here. Until next week.

Elder Huffaker

April 30, 2012

Yet another week has gone by. Transfers are today, but my companion and I are in fact staying together.

Unfortunately this week was a little slow, still the same story with some of the investigators. We keep working and keep trying though. We still have some progressing investigators, who are coming closer and closer. It's only a matter of time.

In other news, I'm not quite sure as to how we decided to do this, but 8 missionaries, myself included, decided to do a pizza challenge at a pizzeria. It's a challenge that 7 people, but we were allowed 8, to eat a 54" square pizza in 2 hours. There are 200 slices so we each had to do 25. We thought that we could do it, but of course, we didn't. It was a ton of pizza. They had to take it in through the window. Needless to say we thought it was possible even when they set it down. Lesson learned though, pizza challenge - bad idea.

Well, not to rush, but I really do hope you send my box today. Mainly because, well, I AM the one receiving it..... Needless to say I do appreciate the box.

I am sending a few pictures that I managed to get. One is with the four of us is our district. We took it because transfers are today. However none of us are leaving. There are two pictures with my zls, and one of my companion and one of the zls.

Other than that, our 5th Sunday was a weird lesson about if it comes to it you can use the bathroom in a bucket and sprinkle kitty litter over it to get rid of the smell. It didn't last long and the bishop had to go up and speak. Very weird to be at.

Elder Huffaker