Sunday, January 29, 2017

EMAIL: Week 25 " Happy Birthday to Elder Marz"

WRITTEN 1/16/17

Monday: Pday
A new schedule for pday came out from our president and if that pday starts at 8 instead of 10. So now we have two extra hours to do what we need to, that's pretty cool! We went shopping and then the whole zone got together at menchies for frozen yogurt and then we all went to the chapel and played basketball, 21, pig, gatorball, lots of fun games. We would do emails in the middle so that's why it super hard to just crank out my emails out, so now I'm trying to write my email throughout the week so you guys actually get an update haha. Monday night we had an appointment with our recent convert Santos. Such an awesome guy! He has such an awesome family and kids. Hopefully in this next month we can take him and his wife to the temple for baptisms!

The sisters had to take our car up to transfer conference cause sister Freestone is getting transferred out. We had to go up to their apartment so they could put all of her stuff in the car and then we got dropped off back at our apartment. Finished our studies and then went over to the chapel to plan for English class. Then went over to a less actives apartment and she fed us so much food! (Look at the pictures!) we really needed to go so we weren't going to be late for our next meal appointment and she wanted us to take down her Christmas tree and in the mean time she was fixing up desert.... I was so done with food and even the thought that we had another meal appointment right after yikes! We went to our next meal appointment and ate some more food and then booked it over to our Spanish class. Only two showed up but they are the same two that have come every time so that's a good sign! 

Wednesday: First district meeting of the transfer
Well we had our first district meeting of the transfer and we got a pretty fun district. We got some new faces in the zone so it's going to be fun to get to know them all. Oh I met this one elder who now is in our zone, his name is elder Forsyth and he's from Parker Colorado and knows our family! Somehow there's a connection! It's a small world. I think he said that his sister knew the twins but yeah I don't think we actually knew each other, but we might have! Later that day we went over to a members house for some early birthday celebrating. He order some really good Dominican food, we ate everything and we hit a wall. We were so tired! The member we were with started to fall asleep as he was talking to us😂 Soooo we told him we needed to go, otherwise we were all going to fall asleep! We left and went over to Williams (young man who has been a member for a year) and was hoping to have a lesson but his little brother Will is such a little rascal. No joke this kid is crazy! When he's around no one can focus or pay attention, I mean this little kid is so entertaining!  After that we headed home.

Thursday: My Birthday!
Woke up, got ready. My companion made me French toast for breakfast (which was super bomb btw) and then had studies. Went to service and then got sandwiches after and ate them at the English elders apartment. Elder brewer made me a cake! Hahaha I wasn't even expecting a cake from anyone but he surprised me! It was like a maple spice cake and it was super yummy. Did some weekly planing and then we went to our English class. We brought the extra cake to English class and they all really liked it. Throughout the day I was getting little messages from people in the mission and calls from members, and then I got my bday present from home, it was an awesome birthday!

Friday: Happened to be Friday the 13th...
Well we had all sorts of things planed but not a whole lot of them actually ended up happening. First we wanted to take or car in to the shop to get the transmission fixed but they told us it was going to take like 4-5 days! Yeah so that didn't happen and then we were supposed to go help a member paint but that didn't happen cause they cancelled. Went to lunch at this Asian restaurant and we both got the same exact fortune! (I though that was a little creepy, I mean what are the odds of that?) Then had to go find a dentist for elder Johnson cause he has a few cavities that are bothering him. Found a dentist but didn't get them fixed. We were there like 3 hours... we just did X-rays and maybe we'll come back on Monday and get them fixed. After that we had coordination with our ward mission leader to discuss who we are working with and what we need help with. After our meeting we went over to a members house for dinner and talked about the less actives in the ward and how we can help them. It was awesome!

Saturday: Felt like we were living Groundhog Day all over again!
Man we had all these plans but almost all of them fell through, just like Friday. People canceling appointments, car service shop not open, had to go to the dentist again, knocking doors and nobody wants to talk, tried to set up a table stand but then it started snowing and no one is out walking around. Not a whole lot was going right for us. But one thing did go right for us and that is we were able to have an appointment with less active who's husband isn't a member. We had a really awesome lesson. They have never met elder Johnson so they spent some time getting to know him and then we were talking about Alma 36 and we had an awesome discussion. Hopefully we'll see them at church!

We had studied in the morning and then we had church at one. We went over to a members house for dinner, they wanted to celebrate my birthday. They decorated and got me a little party hat. We had some super yummy food! And then they had a cake and some presents too! It was so much fun, definitely a memory I'll never forget. The members here have been so nice to me. I have developed a love for the people here in our ward and it's going to be really hard to leave them. They've been so nice to me. It's weird to think that at the end of this month I'll have 6 months here! That's kinda a long time but really it isn't. I still can't believe it's been that long. Time just flies!

That's what my week looked like, sorry it's so long! I tried something new this week with writing my emails and it works better for me but I just need to shorten it up.
Love you guys!
Thanks for all your birthday wishes! 

Elder Marz

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