Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dead Man Walking

Dear Family,

So I killed my companion. Man that sounds so wrong, but in missionary language I sent him home. I said good-bye to him last night and bam! our 3 months together are over. Time is going by so quick that it's scary. So I'm chillin' with the lone ranger in Cottonwood, Elder Scott. We will be working both areas and we will be together until Friday morning when we get our new companions.

I had a good week with Elder Jacobson. We took 2 families to go see Meet the Mormons that is now playing at the Trail Center every night at 7pm. We took one family Wednesday night and then the other family Thursday night so it was movie night two days in a row! It has also been SUPER NICE outside 50's!! It's so nice to finally have it that warm and now there are actually people outside to talk to!

I'll give you an overview of some of the people that we are working with.

S-we have been teaching her for a few weeks now. She is 26 and has a 6 year old, she is going through some stuff with her husband so she is living with her dad for a bit. She has really good questions and is really keeping us on our toes with studies in the morning. She is super fun to hang out with, she has a sister who is in the Cold Springs YSA ward and lives with her as well, so she's usually there with us. She is a great support for her sister.

N-He just wants to know a little bit more about us. He is in the military and just left to go back to Texas for a few months, so we won't be seeing him again for a while. He comes here and lives with his gf who is less active.

C- We just met her a couple three weeks ago. We were walking around base housing, going to see a less active and she pulled into her driveway and got out of the car and said "Hey!! Where's your bikes?" We got talking to her a bit, found out she lived in Arizona and had a lot of Mormon friends. We got in a few days ago and talked to her and her buff husband. I guess they've talked to missionaries before and almost got baptized. They just have a lot of questions and really, we think, they need a testimony of the Book of Mormon and they will be set. They already know what we believe and they believe it as well, they just have a little doubt. Hopefully we will be able to see them again when I get my new companion.

D&S- They are doing well, they took us out to lunch to Hu Hot yesterday for Elder Jacobson's last meal with them. We had a good time! They have been travelling a bit lately and are going around buying baby stuff and getting ready for that in April. We are going through new member lessons with them, just to make sure they understand and to answer any questions they have.

That's about it for investigators right now. Also a funny story, we were helping a less active move out of his house in base housing, since he is going back to Cali. We were helping them pack stuff and they were like "yeah, we are going to have to find a place to take all of our food since we can't take it." We said the Elders would love it!! So they did, they loaded up a big box full of just about everything and we took it home.

The box sat in our car for a bit since we had other places to go. Like 2 hours later we came back to the car and it smelled so bad!! Turns out a rice vinegar bottle wasn't closed all the way and leaked. All the food is still good and everything, but the smell has been in our car for a week now and you can still smell it a bit. We scrubbed the crap out of it, threw a lot of cleaner we found on it and just did our best. Just a funny little story to tell.

I will find out who my new companion is on Thursday and I will get him on Friday, then back to good ol' Bellevue 2nd I go. Hopefully this week goes well.

Love you all!!

Elder Searle