Wed, We had two appointments today! Yeah...well my companion got a flat tire...had to walk home and wasn't able to go to either of them :( One ended up being in the hospital and then the other didn't really want us to come by anyways so it was okay. Just a long walk home.
Thurs, Was on exchange with E. Peterson...It was raining and it rained and it rained and it rained some more. We were out in it all day. Forgot that the Library's don't open till 1 on Thursdays haha. We ended up just biking to Union Station and got there so we could have lunch with Ceasar! Super nice guy. He went out of town for the weekend and this was the last time he was going to see us before transfer's so...he took us all out to eat! It was super good. It was then raining still when we got out. We were just out and about. It was fun to be back with Elder Peterson! We strolled around talking to people in the rain and ended up having both our appointments re-schedule. So I decided to take him out to dinner! We went to this really good Mexican place that is like Cafe Rio/Chipotle called Lime. Super good salsa and decent prices.
We went back out to the bikes and I put on my anti-theft protection purple helmet and E. Peterson said where is my helmet? It was gone. I looked a little closer and started to laugh cause his seat was gone too. Mine was still on but Someone jacked his seat and helmet. We stood there and laughed for a good 5 minutes. I don't know why it was so funny haha. Had a good talk to a guy who came to lock up, told him to be careful, cause he just got stuff stolen. Super nice guy. He is an Atheist Jew haha. As we were leaving, E. Peterson asked if he could borrow his seat haha. Good times. We decided to just go get out of the rain and clean our apartment. We cleaned like crazy and now our apartment looks nice. I know you may not be able to believe it but I cleaned. And to make matters worse today....WE LOST THE FREAKING PHONE! YES WE STILL DON'T HAVE A PHONE! crazy day
Fri, Raining its Raining, the old man is snoring...however the song goes. We went to the library, got some stuff done for our map! Printed out names so we can read them and went to our appointment with Bonita Jackson :)! Read some scriptures with her! I really like her she is super funny. Really spiritual too. Going to be reading scriptures with her every tuesday and friday! We got dogged at our next appointment.
We Weekly Planned and then just decided to clean our room because it was raining. So Now everything is super nice. It was kinda really dirty before. We got our map updated so it looks nice! Have a couple more things to do and then it is just spick and span! I know it sounds like we just cleaned and updated these last two days but it is pretty much the most productive thing to do when it is pouring cats and dogs outside!
Sat, We had Ward Coorelation and it took a long time cause we went through the whole ward directory with Bro Ewing. We are getting ready for our Ipads and What we did is going to be super helpful. All the member's will be catagorized by #'s 3 for Active, 2 for kinda active, 1 for less-active, and 0 for do not contacts! It is all going to be accessed so we can leave notes there and they will never get lost and we can just always be up to date on everything!
I saw this super spiritual quote on a police station when we asked if our phone was turned in! "The things we do for ourselves die with us; the things we do for others and the world remain, and are immortal" Alan Fine...I thought about this quote a lot! Brought back the memories of doing your RAK from Young mens. I hope that I can continue to do at least one thing a day for someone else. That is how we gain strong relationships with other people.
Sun, Church was just dandy. I was running around talking to people all freaking day. It was nice and seemed to get alot done there which is super nice! We then had a good day out working. It was a semi-nice day. Different to be riding around cause everyone was talking about the Cowboys and Redskins game this day. I have never seen a city's happyness depend so much on a football team than here in D.C. Seriously tho, having success during football season depends on whether or not the Skins win! GO REDSKINS :)
Mon, Last District Meeting. It was super fun, except for this little fact. On the way there all our bikes were on the Porter's bike rack and it fell as we were driving down the road. All of our bikes were a little jacked up. My comp's bike completely fell off and it was fine. E. Wilcox's bike is bigger than mine and E. Hansen's so it took the brunt. My brakes were messed up because of it but luckily that was it. same for E. Hansen. E. Wilcox had a bent rim, gears didn't work just completely un-rideable. We went to Dick's cause E. Wilcox did the same thing as I did and it is going to be there for a couple of months. Got my brakes fixed and asked ?'s about what I should do for my bike. I really like it but it has a ton of miles on it.
He told me the best thing to do is to go buy steel parts. apparently all I have is aluminum parts so that is why it wears out. He says on Craig's List I could prolly get really good parts for under 50$ that would last the rest of my life so I decided I want to ship my bike home! There is this site that ships your bike for like 50$ so I will be using that! Wished we would've known that 2 years ago...Getting them all fixed basically took all day and then had time to check on some member's! It was really nice. Talked with a gay member. Went on a mission and then 6 months later just went less-active. I don't know how you could/would ever do that. Checked on a couple of other member's as well so it was good! Had a Call out party that night and got to find out I am getting a new companion.
Tues, IT's me birthday...It was a pretty swell day. My comp packed in the morning. We got to go and see Bonita! :) E. Lott took me out to lunch! We checked on a couple of more people and then went to FHE! Super good day! I think I might go buy me a beer one of these days haha I will send ya a pic lol.
Wed, Transfer Meeting. So I got to film E. Fisher meeting his parents. He had this story of when he was playing golf with his Dad before the mission and he was losing and before the last hole he had a chance to win if he shot a Birdie. Well he wrote on the ball, Birdie on the 18th to win. He did and His dad explained that he can call all his own shots in life. Fast forward. E. Goodman trained E. Fisher and I don't have to say anymore about that haha. Fisher pretty much was thinking about going home and his dad sent him that golf ball and told him to call his shot. He basically wrote on it Return with Honor and gave it to his dad before he hugged him. It was pretty cool. It was fun to meet his parents. It is weird to see him go home. Today feels really funny. E. Watts went home too. I am now the oldest in the mission. Everyone that was here when I got here is now home. Change. Change Change.
What this gospel is all about. It is all kinda hitting me today that coming home is not far away at all! I am trying to do my best to be able to finish it. It will be a good "night" when I can come see you all again! Thanks for all the support to everyone that is doing for me. All the prayers. They are really needed! I hope that everyone will be able to see the change in me that has taken place. Have come a long ways and have a long ways to go. It was the best to get on Facebook on my birthday and the first thing I see is a picture of Chad and Jamie and their family! It is what it is all about.
Having the promise that we can be with our family's forever. Tis the Work of Salvation!
LOVE ELDER STOOR