Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Transfer #5

new companion-Elder Martinez

Dear Family,

So I got my new companion this week, Elder Martinez. He has been out for 9 months, so he's just two transfers ahead of me. He just got out of his starting area so he says it's super weird to finally be in a new place. He is from Kaysville, UT and we are getting along great!

Since I dropped Elder Daines off at the mission office on Tuesday, I went with the zone leader, since his comp also went I was the Zone Leader Assistant for 3 days. We went to the final testimony meeting for all the missionaries that were leaving, it was good, Elder Daines gave a great testimony.

Wednesday- Elder Chappell, the Zone Leader,  and I went and did some service, we hung cabinets and trim. They also left their music playing, since she said she couldn't work without music on, so it was nice to hear the radio.

Thursday- Since I was the ZLA for a few days, I got to help with transfers, I went to the library to get the transfer sheet and then had to find where everyone in our zone went and who their new comps were. I got to help send out a few texts, I also had to set up everyone's miles that they are allowed for driving.

Friday- We went and did service pretty much all day. We had to go pick up the Kanesville Elders since we were helping them with some of the service. They were at a funeral for a black brother that had passed away. So we were just sitting and waiting at the church when all these nice Cadillac's started to show up, really nice Cadillac's with chrome rims. I have never seen so many Cadillac's and so many blacks in one place before. There was one short dude that was in the bluest suit I had ever seen, It was fun to watch.

We then went and helped a guy throw out all the garbage that was left in his garage. We then went and helped an investigator sand his stair case. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be sneezing sawdust for days. We then went and helped a lady, who we do game night with, we mowed her lawn and she fed us.

Saturday- I took my new companion around the area

Sunday- We went and saw a new less active, his name is Charles and he wants to start coming back. I guess he was going to the wrong ward for a few weeks. We then went and saw Daniel who we haven't been able to see for 3 months, he is doing pretty good. We mostly just talked to these 2, getting to know them better.

I have changed so much it's crazy! I came to the understanding that I was not that fun at all before LOL....but that has changed a bit. My testimony has grown a lot, then it gets destroyed, then built back up! It sucks, but it's great! I'm also not as fat as I was....I weighed myself this morning and I've lost more weight. :D  I have no clue what I'm doing, I still eat crap all the time...but it's all good!

So here's my week...gotta go!!

Love Elder Searle