Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 85

This has been a good week, so on Monday we went over to the McCunes, to have a final lesson with Kylie before she was baptized, that went well, she was so excited about everything! On Tuesday it was Elder Barton saying goodbye to everyone, he was in this area for a while, it was sad to see him go, so Wednesday was transfers, so my new companion is Elder Smith, he seems like a pretty cool guy, he hasn't been out that long, only finished his training, so once again, I'm still the oldest person in the district, and I think the zone as well..... We weren't able to see a lot of people this week, but we went to a lot of places. We had the baptism for Kylie on Saturday!!!!! it was great!! There was a lot of people there, and Elder Barton came back for the Baptism and confirmation! it was great being able to work with this family, it truly was a miracle from the Lord :) We should be getting some storms this week, starting today, so I guess we will see what happens.

I don't think that this is the largest... 

Elder Swensen and I

Elder Mulitalo and I

Elder Barton and I

The McCune Family and I

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 84

So Elder Barton is getting transferred to Blanchard, so I'm jealous of that, Blanchard was a fun place! My new companion is Elder Smith, I don't know that much about him, besides that he is still pretty new. I'm doing good, it was a strange week, I don't really know why, but it just felt weird, and it went by way too fast. But we worked really hard this week, so I'm happy about that. Kylie's baptism is still on the 5th, so we are very excited about that, The McCune family is the best! The people that we are teaching are doing good, and hopefully we will be able to find and teach more, the work  is going great here, and what I have liked here is that we really have not done any tracting, it has been referals or part member families. I like this way a lot better! :) So far I haven't heard anything about the car, president said he would see what he could do last week, so I guess we will see what happens. The weather has been nice here, it really has been a mild winter, I heard that we might get some storms in the coming days, but this is Oklahoma so you can't really trust the weather. :) It has been great out here, although I could do without the allergies, hahaha but I have stuff for it, and time is going by fast!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 83

This was a very tiring, but great week! On Tuesday we had a STM(specialized training meeting) so that took up that morning, we saw some of the less actives that we are working with, they are doing great, they love coming to church and now trying to share the gospel with the rest of their family. I finally got my suits dry cleaned! We found a place close to us that does a pretty good job for cheap too! And we got them back the next day, so I'm glad I finally got that done. On Wednesday, we did service at the food pantry, it's really fun helping out there. On Thursday, the zone leaders came over and did weekly planning with us, and then after we went on exchanges, I went with Elder Moe to his area, and Elder Barton stayed with Elder Thomas. Exchanges went well, we were able to see some miracles, so that was awesome! Exchanges are the best times to have miracles in the area :) On Friday, there was a lot of people at district meeting, because we had us, the sisters, and Chocktaw elders there as usual, but because of exchanges, the zone leaders were there, and also the STL's were there as well, so lots of people, but district meeting went well, it always goes better when you have more people participating. Then on Friday night, we went to the OKC 3rd elder's house so we would be closer to the buses that were picking us up on Saturday, so I'm glad that we were able to stay there with them, it saved us 45 min of travel and that they buses were leaving at 5:30, so we got up early that morning and off to the buses, it was about a 2 hour drive to Tulsa, we slept most of the way there. The Mission Conference was awesome, and there was our mission there, and also the Bentenvill, Arkansas mission there as well. So there was a lot of people! When Elder Christofferson and President Robbins walked in to the room, you could feel the spirit in that room so much more, they gave great talks! I made sure to take lots of notes, and what was really cool, is that before the conference started, Elder Christofferson asked all of us to come up to the front so that he could shake our hands:) and he was really funny as well! At one point we all stood up to stretch a little, and he started doing head, shoulders, knees, and toes, we were all laughing at that! That night we had a lesson with the McCunes, they are doing great! And Kiley is still Excited about getting baptized on March 5! 
My drawing of the week 

Elder Christofferson!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 82

This week was pretty good! we had zone p-day last week, we played volleyball and flicker ball, it was really fun! Then that night we had a lesson with the McCunes, they are doing awesome! and Kiley is still excited to be baptized! On Tuesday we helped out at the group home, then we went to one of the members house to give a blessing, then after that, we had interviews with president. Tuesday was a lot of running around, and President seemed taller, hahaha he had to watch that he didn't hit his head on the lights on the ceiling. So that was funny! Working with a lot of less actives, and that is going great, there are a lot more people that are starting to come back to church now! Lots of bike riding this week, am glad that the weather has been a little warmer, so far it really hasn't been that bad of a winter. District meeting went well, and had exchanges on Friday with Elder Martinez, they went well, and that was also a busy day, so lots of running around all over the place, but I guess that is a good thing that we are staying busy. We are excited with the mission tour coming up on the 20th! We have a few meetings this week before that, I have to go to a leadership training meeting, on Wednesday, and on Tuesday we are all going to a zone meeting, so lots of travel this week, should be fun. I'm doing good. Hope that you all are having a great week!