Tuesday, June 10, 2014

And that made it 5 times in a row having pizza for dinner.

Yep! I got my keyboard, and I gave the old one to Simpson, Simpson figured out how to work the old one, it is really annoying, you lightly tap the space bar and it works, but he is very grateful for it. Mine works perfectly! I am not getting transferred, however, Simpson is :( Sad day, he is going to Tremonton, up North. We used a shovel to get the spiders in. That's cool with all the mission calls! It is crazy that if Melissa left right now, she would still get home before me! Weird! That is crazy to think Addison is 8! I wish I could have been there!
Well onto the week.
Tuesday: Paint Balling!! Super fun! Was a lot better than doing it in the snow. I was able to see this time. After P-day we had a lesson with the Bowdens, whom is a super fun family, however, they are less active, and they aren't keeping commitments such as reading the scriptures, or praying. Lame! I really wish they would! Then we just had contacting the rest of the day.

  Wednesday: We had District Meeting, I did a training on "increasing people's desire to meet with us". It was the training I requested, so he turned it around on me and said, "would you like to give that training?" Lol, so I did, and it works, I feel like I learned a lot more than those whom I was training. We had a lesson with Norman, we taught him the commandments, and he was all gun hoe for that! So we set his baptism for the 11th. A Wednesday, which is also transfer day, so whoever is getting transferred in the area gets that baptism straight off. Lucky guy lol. We also had a lesson with Tom, he is still golden for the 14th, we just read Joseph Smith History with him. That was his first time, so he learned a ton, it was great!

  Thursday: We had an inspection for our apartment in the morning. We passed! We had lots of cleaning to do before hand though... Lol. After that we did Service for the Knights. We moved a lot of furniture around,  they were getting rid of a desk, and we need a desk. So we need to swing by sometime to get it lol. We also had a baptismal interview with one of our investigators, Julianna, I don't think I have told you, but she doesn't speak English, so it was super hard to teach her stuff, she speaks chekaneese of something like that. So at the interview, they had a translator, and she failed!! That's the first time I have heard of, but we set up a time on Wednesday to try again because she just didn't really understand the questions. They are not able to get baptized this week though. Johnny, her husband still smokes, and we have been trying to get him to stop, I don't really know how! He doesn't really seem to have a desire to stop. Simpson and I were told by our Zone Leaders, if you soak cigarettes in milk, the. Let them dry for 24 hours, then have them smoke it, they will feel super sick, and they throw up, and after that, whenever they smoke they get that feeling again. The hard part about that is getting cigarettes, we got two, but when I was taking them out of the milk, they ripped in half, so I need to get more. But of course we wouldn't buy them lol.

   Friday: Normal, somewhat boring, except for the lesson with Julianna, so we had the interview again, and I went in there knowing that she wont be able to be baptized the next day, because she doesn't have her marriage certificate. However, Elder Muntigah, tells her she can be baptized if she doesn't live with her husband, and she said sure, I'll do it, and he was fine with it as well. So here I am, Oh crap, I'm going to have to do everything for this baptism in literally 14 hours. That is super crazy! However, her brother got in in the conversation and he said that they need to wait next week. Lame... That would have been cool.

  Saturday: We had service in the morning, I packed boxes in a garage. All of our lessons fell through. Had burnt Pizza for dinner. And that made it 5 times in a row having pizza for dinner. Yep/... that's about it haha
 Sunday: We had to go on splits to make it to the meetings, and we also went to two different sacraments, it is kind of weird not to be sitting with Simpson at sacrament. Everybody kept asking, where is your companion! I sat with the Knights family. We had Elder Pape get dropped off with us at night, because his companion already left for home in the Philippines (Mom, spell that for me! lol) I did with the help of spell check. So we get a threesome until transfers!

  Monday: So Simpson was at Leadership training, so he was away from 11:00 to 6:00. So Elder Pape and I sacked out and played Risk all day.... Haha, JK!!!! However, all of our lessons did fall through :( Something super cool though is that we got senior couples in our area, their name is the Evertsens. They are super ready to work, this will be their third mission together, so they are well seasoned. They we're asking us like what more can we do to help, I was just like, "I don't know! I'm not used to this! lol" So it will be fun working with them. We stopped by the Murphy's, they have the Rottweilers... Have I talked about that before? I don't know. lol. but they have a female and male Rottweilers, and they had puppies so they are super cute! And they are super nice! I always thought that they were super mean. Now I kind of want to get  a Rottweiler when I am out on my own. Also, they are less active, so we aren't just wasting our time petting their dogs lol. Robi took Pape and I out for Dinner, to get Gyros! Yummm!!! When Simpson  got back he knew that he was leaving and going up to Tremonton, so we started making the rounds to say goodbye to everybody. Sad! At the end we had a family home evening with the Zone. We went to a bishop's home that was super cool, they have everything in their yard, Giant swing, fire pit, stream, peacocks, ect. and we found out where everyone is going. I am staying in Syracuse, with Elder Buckley! We went back to our apartment and played games lol.
Well hope you have a good week!
Elder Wrathall


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Super awesome, sweet delicious brownie of a day!

Transfers is next week! Crazy how fast time goes by! I have not gotten the keyboard. The request takes 7-9 buissness days to be approved, then 5-7 days to ship. yeah... Long time. Good news is I don't need to return the one that is faulty. That is super cool about the motorcycle being sold! I saw on facebook! I guess I should get him a good father's day gift huh... lol
I don't think that the Elders will be able to help with the open house. I am pretty sure only sisters get to do that... Sexist! It just means that it is more important for the Elder's to be out in the field :P haha.
Okay onto the week!
 Tuesday: Zone Sports! We started off playing softball, however, some park people kicked us off the field because they had prepared the field for a game latter that night. But we ended up playing beach volleyball, which I like a lot better anyways. Haha. After P-day we had dinner with our Stake President, his wife made delicious chicken and salad. Then we had a meeting with the stake auxiliaries. And our lesson fell through... Yay.

  Wednesday: We had DM, but afterwards we did some service weeding. We had another companionship help us out with it. Early on we saw a ton of spiders, so us, being the boys that we are started catching them and putting them in a jar. At the end of the service project, we had like 12 spiders all in one jar. It was pretty crazy. None of us wanted to take them home though. We thought about going to a less active house, knocking on the door and releasing the spiders on the door, so when they came, all the spiders would get in. However, after long consideration, we didn't think Jesus Christ would do something like that :( We just let them go. 
We had like 6 lessons scheduled for the night, however 4 of them fell through. Lame!

  Thursday: So right across from our place is a Hawaiian shaved ice place... Super delicious place haha, they also give us discounts, so with that combination, we have been going there pretty often. Haha. We also have only paid  once out of the three times that we have been there because other people want to pay for us. What nice people! They have tons of flavors, my favorite thus far is, Lychee and Pomegranate.

   Friday: We had a lesson at 10am, which is the earliest I have ever had a lesson, so that was pretty weird. We were setting expectations from him. We asked, "What do you expect from meeting with us" His response, "Well I want to give you a story that you can tell your friends..." We were pretty sure he was high lol. Later after weekly planning, we had service with the Knight's family, which really just turned into a water fight, but it was super fun. Then we had 5 lessons in the evening, all went through :) We were astonished by that fact.

  Saturday: Super awesome, sweet delicious brownie of a day! We had speedball in the morning with the zone, then did some service landscaping a yard for a less active. She made us yummy sandwiches for payment lol. So we had 0 lessons planned for the day, but during making some visits, we were able to stop by some people and they weren't busy so we just had a lesson with them and there. The best one was with a non-member, who we were trying to meet with for a really long time, and she has always just been busy, so we kinda gave up on her. But, we had a promoting to swing by, even though it had been a month since the last time that we had contacted them. What do ya know! She is free to talk, so we got to know her, and she is completely golden. Like she was thinking right before we came over, "Where are those elder's whom used to come by." And when she had thought that, we knocked at the door, the very second lol. She has also had a very positive expire cues with the church. Her dad about a year ago had been baptized, and he used to be an alcoholic and mean to her, but ever since he had been baptized, he has been a lot better guy. So she just wanted to know what is about the church that made him so different. We invited her to be baptized, she did say no. But I think that was good, because her reasoning for not being baptized is because she doesn't know enough. She wants to be sincere about baptism. Super cool! We have another meeting with her on Monday.

  Sunday: Just a ton of meetings, and the most difficult lesson in the world. We taught a less active, and boy was she a talker. Every question that we asked she would take 20 min to talk about. Even when I tried to make the question specific to a yes or no. It did not work! She also said, "you know..." soo much!! I counted and she averaged 8 times a sentence, almost every other word, and about 25 times a minute. I seriously wanted to just die. It was soo difficult being in there for an hour and a half. Elder Simpson during it said that he needed to use the restroom, and after the lesson he said that he didn't really, he just wanted a break. Lol.

  Monday: Our lesson with Rose, (investigator picked up on Saturday) fell through :( We did service in the morning, helped plant some tree's. There were two young guys there, about 23 years old helping us. They were friends, and one of them was a non-member, but he was deployed in Afghanistan, and went through a lot of war. But he played off killing people like it was no big deal, and he talked about like self defense here in the states, and how he would have no problem killing someone who tried to rob him. One of his sentences were, "You slice his jugular just enough where he bleeds out slowly, so his friends come to help him, and you kill them to." So Simpson and I were just like, oh man, this guy is homicidal! He is just going to kill everyone lol. However, at the end of the service, he told us that he was actually a member, pretending to be a crazy guy, it was super funny.

Well thanks for the email! Hope you have a wonderful week. Love you!
Elder Wrathall
Guess he is showing all the junk food he has.