4 October 2010 - Transfer news, I will be staying in Anthem another 6 weeks with Elder Bird. But I like it here, so it's fine. I bought some new shirts (3) - they are so white compared to my other ones. We walked into a gas station tonight and some man bought us drinks which was awesome. It rained today which was so nice - we love biking in the rain. It hits hard for brief waves. Georgia Bulldogs are pathetic - glad I don't have to watch them.
5 Oct 2010 - It rained a lot today. We got totally soaked - it even hailed a bit. My shoes got trashed and the insides are falling apart - worn down, but when they dried they were decent again. Had a lesson with Pete and then he took us out to dinner - got us burritos (Pete is awesome - he was baptized last week in August I think, he has received the priesthood and helps bless each week - doing phenomenal - loves church and learning).
6 Oct 2010 - Had a really good district meeting today. We have 2 new district members - 1 straight from the MTC. We now have Elders: Tripp, Hall, Campbell, Giles, Bird and Sisters: Pehrson, Briggs, Moody, Zollinger. I like the district a lot. Then we went out with a priest for a bit. Got a drink at McDonald's and talked with a lady there for a bit which was excellent. Then Stacy Spencer passed her baptism interview. Oh a we had a member (baptized both his sons a bit ago) come and drop off a lot of food since he is moving which was nice.
7 Oct 2010 - Had a lesson with 2 hard-core Catholic ladies - they were slamming us, took a lot of cheap shots, but we handled it nicely. Stacy Spencer asked if I could baptize her which was great - really excited - didn't expect that at all.
8 Oct 2010 - I have felt exhausted all this week - so tired - not sure why. We went out with our Bishop to teach Regina again. She says she will be baptized after she is done teaching at the Catholic Church in January - but we'll see about that - I don't have that long I don't think.
9 Oct 2010 - Some priests took us ot for a bit to hit some appointments which was fun. They got us some Sonic drinks - sweet. Then we had Stacey Spenser's baptism which was phenomenal. I got to baptize her which was phenomenal. They had some family drive & fly in. Her husband, Ryan, - who has been less-active most his life was just crying the whole time which was not expected. Just couldn't stop - great to see them continue to progress. They have a 3 yr old who was in a little tux - funny.
10 Oct 2010 - Another crazy Sunday which was awesome - so much more interesting then just sitting through church. Elder Hall (zone leader) came up and me and him had 2 ward council trainings which both went really well. Love interacting with the leaders. Stacey Spencer was confirmed and both her children (3 yrs & 4 months) were given baby blessings. One year until the temple. Regina finally came to church! After a class, we gave Sandra Alvarez Sr. a blessing. After church we went out with our Bishop for about 2 hours making visits and giving blessings. Weekly reporting night - on the phone almost all night.
11 Oct 2010 - Excellent P-day - I shinned my shoes, played pool with ZL's and sisters. Then went to the park & played volleyball and ultimate frisbee. So as I was paying for my groceries today, a member came up and asked the cashier if I had payed already - he canceled my card and the member (Bro. Hunsaker) payed for my groceries - he's the best. We cooked some spaghetti for my first time in mission - made way too much. I'm not too big into spaghetti anyways. Did some tracting and got a sonic drink - banana cream pie for me.
12 Oct 2010 - Had a meeting with President Beck for all the trainees who came into the mission on Aug. 24 with their trainers. It was about being obedient and not getting discouraged. I love tater-tots. Went on splits with WML - fun times.
13 Oct 2010 - Today was the first district meeting I can think of where I didn't give a formal talk - I assigned them all out this time. We had dinner with a member and her boyfriend who is looking into the church.
14 Oct 2010 - Went on Splits with Elders Quorum President to see the Spensers - doing great. Then went to correlation. I don't like whiners - just do the job. I took a 30 minute nap at lunch.
15 Oct 2010 - Had lessons tonight with a few families. Got a flat tire.
16 Oct 2010 - Contacted/Tracted for 8 hours today - my feet are tired.
17 Oct 2010 - Decent Sunday - had a fireside tonight for members to bring their friends too - had about 100 members and 10 non-members.
Things are going great - we are having a blast out here. I sent the picture card home about 2 weeks ago - should have it by now I'd think.