Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 8, 2010

Hello everyone! How is it going? I hope you all had an awesome week! I had a pretty good one myself. We went and played football for Pday. That was pretty fun. We went to a school and played in their feild... didn't think about what would happen when school got out though. It was crazy. Little kids everywhere. Some even wanted to join in for a while. I thought we would get kicked outbut we didn't. So that was pretty exciting. haha.

Other then that not too much exciting things happened this week. It was pretty sweet though. We were able to get a lot of lessons this week which was awesome. We are teaching a couple of less active people which is sweet. And we are teaching this one recent convert girl. She is awesome. She's kind of struggling being the only member in her house and she's losing her friend that brought her into the church. So it's pretty sad to see, but she is still pretty strong which is awesome. And we are also still teaching our investigator Angie. She is doing amazing. We weren't able to teach her this week because she wasn't feeling too good last night. We always teach them Sunday night. But we were able to have her husband Trymer take us to dinner. Which was awesome. He took us to a place called Peters. It's this amazing burger joint that is a big old heart attack waiting to happen. I think I had a little heart attach that night. haha. It's OK though because all that grease just lubricates the heart right? Just makes it all flow smoother? haha. It was soo good though. Especially with my mango-peach-strawberry milkshake. You can combine up to three flavors and they have a bunch of them. It was delicious.

We had zone conference this week too. It was actually a really good one. I really enjoyed it. We did a lot of role playing though,. I hate role playing. I feel like an idiot. But it does help for when you are actually teaching. So it is a good thing for me to do. They came out with a bunch of new rules as well. A lot of missionaries weren't too happy about them. Like we aren't allowed to have guitars or ukuleles anymore. We aren't allowed to have weight sets. And a couple other things. None of them really affected me but it didn't make too many people happy. They also added a point to our standards of excellence. They want us to find one investigator to teach every month, by our own efforts. So we might have to start going tracting more. Which I think will be good. They said that in North and Central America we are the most efficient mission when it comes to investigators being baptized. For every three investigators we have one get baptized. The average is about thirteen. So they figured that if every companionship could find an investigator on their own every month in addition to what we already have then we will be flying high. haha. It wold be sweet though. I'm excited to see what I can do to make that happen. We actually had a pretty sweet thing happen yesterday. There was this guy who lives in the condos that overlook our church parking lot and he was impressed with always seeing us there and being dressed well and coming to church on Sunday and just being good people so he was always curious to come in and this week his family came to visit (who happen to be members) and wanted to go to church so he came along! He came to all three hours and after Sunday school we talked to him and asked if he would be interested in having us over and learning more and he said yes and gave us his business card and we gave him our phone number. So hopefully something will come from that. That would be awesome! And kind of our own efforts! haha.

That is pretty much our week though. I love this area and love Elder Hurley. We are working hard and having fun. It's great. And we are working really well together as a team. It's nice to have someone who knows how to do missionary work and have fun doing it. I'm really enjoying it so far and I hope we stay together for a while. Thank you all for everything! I love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Townsend

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